Marjorie Peary, 47, a Chicago school teacher who specialized in special education, died June 26. Ms. Peary received her doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University in Normal and taught in the state university system and at Downstate schools before teaching at Brown Elementary School. She followed in the footsteps of her father, also a Chicago teacher who tried to improve special-education instruction. Survivors include her mother, Betty Peary; a sister, Carol Runyan; and two nieces. Services will be in September so Brown staff members can attend.
My deceased partner Larry Burke & Marj met in Grad school she was a school administrator. She moved to Chicago in the late 90’s and died June 26, 1998.
— Rob Sierzega
- Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) Friday, 03 Jul 1998, section 2, p.10