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Harry Schlag

December 12, 1929 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 88)

Harry Wolf Schlag, 88, of Morton Grove, at rest May 10th surrounded by family, friends and the wonderful caregivers of Rainbow Hospice and Belmont Senior Living in Glenview. Born Dec. 12, 1929 in Baltimore to Carl Sr. and Gladys nee Myers. He attended Towson High School, Johns Hopkins Univ. and later Northwestern Univ. He met his future wife, Terry (Mary Therese Hojnacki) while working at Chandlers Bookstore in Evanston. They married July 14, 1951. Harry was an accountant with Flexi-Mat Corp. in Chicago before finding his true calling with the co-founding of Easy Camping, Inc. in Maywood, IL. He loved outdoor recreation and remained in the business for many years. Whether it was family vacations to the Carolina Capes or Chesapeake Bay, Thanksgiving trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands, weekend campouts on the Lake Michigan shore at Warren Dunes, or magnificent family camping excursions to the Rocky Mts. of Colorado and especially Wyoming, he wanted to see it all and share it with his family. He instilled in everyone he knew his heartfelt appreciation and respect for nature's grandeur. In retirement, Harry served admirably for 10 years as a Morton Grove Police Dept. Community Service Officer. He is survived by wife Terry (Mary), daughters Christine Schwartz of Fridley, MN, Donna (Rick) McCullough of Kansas City, MO, TeriAnn Gannon of Cary, IL and Susan Schlag of Indianapois, IN and son Edward Schlag of Addison, IL, grandchildren Jessica, Ben, Ronnie, Christi, Cory, Charlie, Emily and David, grt. grandchildren Spencer, Grant, Gianna and Penny and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl Jr. of Newark, CA and sister Gladys (Ernest) Twigg of Pasadena, MD.
Memorial visitation Thursday May 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove. Memorial service Friday 12 noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 9081 Maryland Ave. Niles, IL To honor Harry's life, memorials to St. Matthew Church (www.stmatthews,ws), The Sierra Club ( or Rainbow Hospice ( appreciated. Sign online guestbook at 847-965-2500

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