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Staff Report
8:37 am CDT July 15, 2019

Anne Benson Ebert

New Trier graduate Anne Benson Ebert died peacefully July 5. Ebert is survived by children: Julianna (Frank Daily), Dr. Thomas (Tracy), and Elizabeth (David Pecosky); and grandchildren: Danny, Jon, Ali, Annalise, and Tess. She was preceded in death by husband, Lawrence (“Larry”), son, Jonathan (Janet), and other relatives and friends.

Ebert graduated from New Trier High School, and after attending Lawrence University, graduated from Northwestern University. Following her husband’s death, she attended Cardinal Stritch University, obtaining her teaching certificate.  At Lake Park Kindergarten, North Shore Children’s Center, and United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, she loved teaching children to learn, explore and appreciate the wonders of the world. Ebert cherished summers spent at Pelican Lake with her lifelong friends. In her last years at EastCastle Place, she delighted in new friendships and greatly appreciated the assistance from the employees there. Determined, hardworking and resilient, Ebert met her many challenges with stubborn strength and style.

Ebert requested no services be held but that you remember her with a smile, story and glass of wine. Please direct memorials to the Mildred Benson Scholarship at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), 700 W. State St., Milw, WI 53233 c/o C. McGee.

Fredricka Gerstein Goldstine 

Fredricka Gerstein Goldstine, formerly of Glencoe, Northbrook and Rancho Mirage, Calif., Goldstine died just short of her 94th birthday. Her love for her family was unconditional, always: for her daughter Susan Rifkin, for Susan’s husband Bob, for the grandchildren she adored, Samantha, Ryan and Steven. In her later years she was slowed by many health problems, but in spite of them, she arose each morning and faced her day as best she could. At the Mount Sinai cemetery in Los Angeles, there’s a secluded spot with a bench nearby where visitors can pause to reminisce and remember. It’s quiet there, shaded by trees, peaceful. That’s where Goldstine is now, beside her husband Jerry and her daughter Marcy. Just the way she wanted.

Gloria Sundblad

Gloria Sundblad, a New Trier graduate, was born on March 17, 1924 and died July 5. Sundblad was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing. At the age of three her family immigrated to the United States settling on the north shore of Chicago where she graduated from New Trier East High School in 1941. Donations may be made in Sundblad’s honor to: The Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Foundation, Special Gifts Theater INC. of Northbrook, Illinois or Addolorata Villa Gift of Care.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Michael Wojtychiw at with information about a loved one who was part of the Glencoe community