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Byrne, Harlan S. Harlan S. Byrne died in Arlington Heights, IL on February 23, 2010. He was born in Laclede, MO and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Harlan served as a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps in World War II and then worked for Dow Jones for 56 years. He joined The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the Dallas bureau in 1949, and subsequently served as bureau chief in Houston, Cleveland and Philadelphia, before being transferred to the Chicago bureau in 1961. In 1985, he became Midwest editor of Barron's, also a Dow Jones publication, and continued writing until 2005. Harlan was nominated by The Wall Street Journal for the Top 100 Business News Luminaries of the Century Awards, the Gerald R. Loeb Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 1982. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Ruth C. Byrne (nee Cowden), his son, Brian (Kathy) Byrne and granddaughter Heather, his daughter, Loretta (Kenneth) Schumacher, and sister-in-law, Jane Louise Byrne of Cherry Valley, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Emmaline, three brothers, Robert, Howard and Donald, and one sister, Frances. Memorial visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, at The First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 302 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Arrangements by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine. For info 847-358-7411 or www.ahlgrimffs.com
Published in Chicago Sun-Times from February 26 to February 27, 2010