Deaths: Donald Edyburn, Waud Kracke

Donald Edyburn

Donald Edyburn was a UIC police officer for 25 years.

Donald Edyburn, campus police officer

Donald L. Edyburn, 78, a police officer at the Medical Center and Circle campuses, died Jan. 2 of lung cancer in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he and his wife wintered.

He joined the Navy Pier campus as a truck driver in September 1959 and became a campus police officer in 1962, serving until his retirement in February 1987.

He continued his police work as a security officer at West Suburban Hospital and a federal marshal at the Dirksen Federal Building.

He met his wife, Barbara Munro, on campus. A 33-year employee who retired in 1999, she was known as “Bookstore Barb” because her responsibilities at the bookstore including ordering supplies for campus departments.

As president of the University Police Association, he lobbied state legislators on behalf of campus police forces.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a jet mechanic crew chief for the 4th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Japan.

He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Illinois Police Association, the American Legion, the Masons and the Elks.


Waud Kracke memorial service Friday

Memorial services for anthropologist Waud Kracke, who died Dec. 31, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in 1-470 Daley Library.

He joined the UIC faculty in 1970 and worked until a few days before his death.

He was known for his work in applying psychoanalytic theory to the understanding of culture and his studies of the Parintintin, an indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon basin.

Donations in his memory may be made to Cultural Survival, Cambridge, Mass., the Native American Education Service College, Chicago, or the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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