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Payne, Charles Thomas Age 89, died August 1, 2014 in Chicago, IL. He was born in Peru, KS, the son of the late Rolla and Leona McCurry Payne. He served in Germany in WWII, received a degree in chemical engineering from Kansas State University on the GI Bill, and attended the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. Charles was a pioneer and major contributor to the field of library information technology. He held various positions at the University of Chicago Library and retired as an Assistant Director in 1992. Charles T. Payne is survived by his wife, Melanie; his son, Richard; and his brother, Jon V. Payne and wife, Susan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jon Allen Payne, Stacey Gray, Barack Obama and Maya Soetoro-Ng. He was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Arlene Payne, Madelyn Payne Dunham and niece, Stanley Ann Dunham. There will be no service. Burial will be private.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 10, 2014
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