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June G. Pembroke

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Pembroke, Dr. June G. 73, retired Chicago Public Schools Librarian of Beasley Academic Center and McCorkle Elementary School, and life-long student and educator, made her transition on the afternoon of Saturday, May 1, 2010. She was born in Springfield, OH the second daughter of Otis and Dorothy E. (Valentine) Greene. Dr. Pembroke was an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Women's Board of Bronzeville Children's Museum, and the Chicago Chapter Philander Smith Alumni. Dr. Pembroke was preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. Dr. Maceo D. Pembroke Sr., former Senior Pastor of St. Mark United Methodist Church (Chicago, IL), and her only brother, Jerry Greene. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Maceo Jr. and John Michael (Monica), sister, Joyce Simmons (Jerry), a devoted sister-in-law, Pamela Greene, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, loving relatives and dear friends. Visitations and homegoing service will be held at St. Mark United Methodist Church (8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60619), where Dr. Pembroke was a faithful and devoted member for nearly 50 years, on Thursday, May 6 (Visitation, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) and Friday, May 7 (Visitation, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m; Homegoing Service, 11:00 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mark UMC Martial Arts Ministry and the June G. Pembroke Memorial Scholarship. For further information, please contact David Boone, Sr., 773-436-9052
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 5, 2010
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