Edward Charles Reinfranck passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017 at the age of 98. Ed was preceded in death by Phyllis, his loving wife of 70 years. He is survived by his four sons, Stephen, Peter, Thomas, and James (Marcy) and seven grandchildren, Edward, Leah, Clark, Julia, Daniel, Andrew, and Lauren.

Ed was born on June 8, 1919 to Edward Julius and Frieda (Wolf) Reinfranck in Buffalo, New York. He attended the University of Buffalo before serving in Italy in World War II. After the war, he received advanced degrees from Syracuse, Iowa, and the University of Chicago. Ed was a professor at Wright Junior College in Chicago for 37 years.

He also served as State President of Common Cause and President of the Democratic Party of Evanston. Ed and Phyllis moved their family to Evanston in 1960 and never left. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2-5p.m. on July 29, 2017 at The American Legion, 1030 Central St., Evanston. Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.