Seltzer, Natalie Rosenthal Born August 12, 1921 died April 28, 2012. Natalie was a life-long Chicagoan and thirty-five year resident of Park Ridge, Illinois. Natalie studied at the University of Chicago, earning an A.B. degree in 1944 and a Master's degree from the School of Social Service Administration in 1948. While a student at the University of Chicago she met her husband of over 50 years Arthur Owen Seltzer, who was her economics instructor. Natalie devoted her life to her work of helping others. She was appointed as an instructor at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus in 1956 and as Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Social Work in 1977, a position she held until 1988, when she returned to the faculty. In retirement, Natalie became absorbed in her passions of travel and the arts, in particular the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Natalie was the daughter Hyman and Eva Rosenthal, who predeceased her. She is survived by her loving sister, Muriel Busch of Hollywood, Florida; one niece and four nephews. Private interment. Memorials may be sent to the University of Chicago SSA Fund, the School of Social Service Administration or to the Department of Medical Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 5, 2012