Milestones: Albert Meers, trustee at Lawrence Hall

Albert Huckins “Bert” Meers has passed at the age of 63, the victim of a heart attack.

Meers was involved in many development and community activities in Lake Forest. In Ravenswood Meers is best remembered as a trustee for Lawrence Hall Youth Services.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear trustee and friend, Albert H. Meers.” a statement from LHYS CEO Mary Hollie said. ” His passion for our mission and commitment to the children and families in Lawrence Hall’s community moved him to share his talents and leadership as a member of the Board of Trustees.   To honor his memory and dedication to improving the lives of children, the Albert H. Meers Scholarship Fund has been established to assist youth with their educational and vocational endeavors as they seek to become independent and self-sufficient adults.  Bert has truly made a difference to last a lifetime! “

Read the obituary in Lake Forest Pioneer Press.

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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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