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Paul Lindsey

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Lindsey, Paul age 86, long time resident of the South Shore and Hyde Park communities, beloved husband of the late Ouida Lindsey, devoted father of twins Karen and the late Kevin Lindsey, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 in the comfort of his home. Paul was born on April 24, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky the son of Charles and Eileen (Cottrill) Lindsey. Paul enjoyed a long career as a Supervisor for the Illinois Department of Public Aid until his retirement in 1985. Although self-described as a "rebel", Paul devoted his life to eradicating the inequities of the world. Among his many accomplishments, he co-authored the book "Breaking the Bonds of Racism" with his talented wife. He leaves behind daughter Karen (David) Stewart, niece, Eileen (David & Lindsey) Jump of Columbus, OH, nephews Dennis Pruett of Columbus, OH and Stephen Pruett of Jeffersonville, IN, grand-daughter, Ashley Lindsey, great grand-daughter Ailani Lindsey and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A special thanks is expressed by the Lindsey family to Regina Barciene of Oak Lawn for providing compassionate care during the course of his illness, and the caregivers of Vitas Hospice. Paul, at his request has been anatomically donated. A private memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the American Civil Liberties Union- Info.: 212-549-2500 or Amnesty International-Info: 212-807-8400 would be appreciated.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 9, 2010
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