Major Donations to the Aid Fund
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We thank the following for their large bequests and contributions:
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Robert Abson

The Chicago Retired Teachers Aid Fund gratefully acknowledges a gift from the estate of the late Robert Abson, a CTPF annuitant, who generously bequeathed a percentage of his IRA account to CRTAF. Gifts such as Mr. Abson’s sustain the mission of the Fund which provides ongoing or one-time grants-in-aid to retired CTPF annuitants who need assistance due to varying circumstances. As you consider the disposition of your holdings, please consider supporting our Aid Fund.
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Frances Reiffel
The Chicago Retired Teachers Aid Fund gratefully accepts Ms. Frances Reiffel’s Chicago Teachers Pension Fund bequest of her death benefit. Ms. Reiffel had a full career as a teacher at the Hayt Elementary School from which she retired in 1983. During her years as a RTAC member she made contributions to both the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago and the Chicago Retired Teachers Aid Fund to memorialize former colleagues and to acknowledge RTAC’s mission and its importance to her and her fellow retirees.

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Corinne and Albert Moch
The RTAC Board is pleased to accept a significant bequest from the estate of the late Corinne and Albert Moch. Corinne Moch served as a teacher of the hearing impaired and as a counselor at the Bell Elementary School. Albert Moch served as a Geography teacher at Von Steuben High School. They also served as youth advisors of the Temple Sholom Youth Group in the 1950s and 1960s. One of the members of the Temple Sholom Youth Group was so inspired by Mrs. Moch’s career that she became a teacher of the hearing impaired. The Mochs were married for sixty years. Both Corinne and Albert enjoyed traveling around the world and he hitch-hiked around the globe for two years. Albert was an avid sports fan who enjoyed going to the gym four times per week during his retirement. Corinne was a political junkie, avid bridge player, and member of the Advisory Council on Aging for the City of Chicago.
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Roberta Sue Metz
The Chicago Retired Teachers AidFund Board gratefully acknowledges a generous bequest from the estate of the late Roberta Sue Metz. Ms. Metz followed in the professional footsteps of four generations of her family who served as educators. She taught in communities across Chicago and worked on the development of Head Start and Special Needs programs when they were initiated in the mid-1960s. She concluded her career with eighteen years of service as the Assistant Principal of  Ebinger Elementary School. In retirement she moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she became active in the Hot Springs Village Women’s Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of her local VFW post, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary and All Saints Guild of her church. She enjoyed playing bridge and maintained her membership in Delta Kappa Gamma.

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Marjorie Sue Carlson

The Chicago Retired Teachers Aid Fund gratefully acknowledges a bequest received November 10, 2014, from the estate of the late Marjorie Sue Carlson who passed away on January 3, 2014.  Ms. Carlson’s generous gift enables CRTAF to provide grants-in-aid to a number of grantees in the year ahead. Gifts such as Ms. Carlson’s have enabled CRTAF to assist former colleagues with modest pensions since RTAC’s benevolent sister organization was established in 1951.  Ms. Carlson’s legacy reflects her lifelong generosity and concern for her fellow colleagues. She began her career at Funston Elementary in 1954.  She also taught at Gray and Monroe. She retired in 1986 and joined RTAC that same year. Throughout her 27 years of retirement she contributed regularly to the Chicago Retired Teachers Aid Fund.  CRTAF is appreciative of Ms. Carlson’s ongoing generosity throughout her lifetime as well as her personal commemoration of her passing. May her memory remain as a blessing and an inspiration to those of us who recall her thoughtfulness and caring spirit as well as those who are the beneficiaries of her generosity.


We thank the following for their large bequests and contributions:
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Janet Koziol
Ms. Koziol was a retired teacher and the last survivor of her family.  She bequeathed the proceeds from her CTPF death benefit policy to the Aid Fund.  Ms. Koziol passed on May 23, 2007.  She retired from  Chopin Elementary in 1976 after a 33-year career.
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Eva Archer
Mrs. Archer generously bequeathed her CTPF contributions to CRTAF. After her passing in 1999, Mrs. Archer’s husband, Raymond, indicated that she wanted her contributions used to assist other former teachers.  Mrs. Archer worked in the Chicago Public Schools from1963-1968.
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Ronald Pastryk
Mr. Pastryk generously made a sizable donation to the Aid fund.
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“We are most grateful and appreciative to all who support the Aid Fund,” said Executive Director Arlene R . Crandall. “All tax-deductible bequests honor the spirit of the donor, and provide vital budget relief for our program. May the memories of Janet Koziol, Eva Archer and Ronald Pastryk, three generous former colleagues, always remain with us as a blessing.”


We thank the following for their large bequests and contributions to the Aid Fund:

Amanda Moloney trust;
Beatrice J. Burchfield (bequest);
Florence M. Devenish (memory of Teresa, Lucille and Frances);
Frances H. Knaphurst, trust;
Frances K. Dykes, estate;
Helen Marietta Smith, trust;
Helene Gonska, estate;
Hugh A. Gammel, estate;
Irene E. Johanes, estate;
Kappa Chapter--Delta Kappa Gamma;
Lillian Treka, trust;
Lois J. Hinkle, estate;
Loren C. Aspel, trust;
Louise E. Christensen (memory of Bernice Boye);
Mildred L. Mueller, trust;
Nate Blackman (memory of Mamie);
Phi Delta Kappa of Chicago State University;
Phoenix, Arizona Chapter of RTAC;
Pruitt Conner Family Trust (Elberta Pruitt);
Rita Levy, trust;
Shirley Klaper estate;
Southern California Chapter of RTAC





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