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Staff Report
12:36 am CDT June 18, 2019

Robert Allen Sprowl, a Glencoe native, died on April 27. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sprowl, Sprowl grew up in Glencoe. He attended New Trier Township High School and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics. Sprowl is survived by his son, Robert D. Sprowl (Megan Sprowl), his daughter, Sarah S. Bucaro (Vito Bucaro), grandson, Anthony Bucaro and granddaughter, Francesca Lee Bucaro. He is also survived by his brother, Charles R. Sprowl, Jr., and sisters, Susan S. Koch and Sandra Sprowl. Sprowl’s career was in financial services, including 18 years in corporate banking with the Harris Bank. Active in the community, he served as president of Northwestern University Settlement House, Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield (now Counseling Center of the North Shore) and the Winnetka United Way. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 22 at the Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Avenue, Glencoe. Interment will be private. Donations in Bob’s memory: Northwestern University Settlement House, 1400 West Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Il. 60642.

Herbert L. Borovsky

Herbert L. Borovsky, formerly of Glencoe, died May 17. Borovsky, recently residing with his wife Barbara in Rancho Mirage, Calif., was born to Esther (nee Stein) and Maxwell P. Borovsky M.D. on Jan. 14, 1931. Borovsky received an Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law. After several years as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, he founded the law firm of Borovsky & Ehrlich and specialized in labor relations and employment discrimination law. In addition to the Illinois Bar, he was admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia and New York, as well as many federal courts and the Supreme Court. Borovsky was a member of the Standard Club in Chicago, the Birchwood Club in Highland Park, and the Springs Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was an active member of the Chicago Bar Association Labor Law Committee and the American Bar Association Section on Labor Law. Borovsky served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Employee Benefit Plans and Bright Electrical Supply Co. President John F. Kennedy appointed him to the President’s Commission on Occupational Safety; Governor James Thompson appointed him to the Illinois Office of Collective Bargaining; and Secretary of State Jim Edgar selected him to be a member of the Illinois Business Corporate Acts Advisory Committee. After retirement, Borovsky was a volunteer assistant teacher at the Rancho Mirage Elementary School and an alumni interviewer for the Dartmouth College Office of Admissions. Borovsky is survived by his dear wife of nearly 62 years, Barbara (nee Gordon); son James (Emily) Borovsky, daughter Ellen (David) Carmell and son David (Susie) Borovsky; grandchildren Amy (Matt) Jones, Sam Carmell, Hannah, Bobby, Mindy and Casey Borovsky; great grandchildren Olivia Piper Jones and Ryan Noah Jones; brother Richard Borovsky of Madison, WI; and sister-in-law Susan Guttman of Palm Beach, FL. 

Email Michael Wojtychiw at m.wojtychiw@22ndcenturymedia.com.