Walking the dogs. Playing baseball. Heading to and from town, school, the swings in the park. Residents of Lake Bluff pass Weshinskey Field often, without perhaps giving much thought to its namesake. His name was Floyd L. Weshinskey, and he died Nov. 11 in a Lake Forest retirement home. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, reports the Chicago Tribune.
not just because he led the Lake Bluff schools
1958 to 1978 after starting as a sixth-grade science teacher in 1949. He also helped form the Northern Suburban Special Education District, and he was so involved in the formation of Lake Bluff's Little League Baseball that the Village put his name on one of the fields near Artesian Park. (The sign is not misspelled; the E is simply fading away!)
The Tribune reports: "The father of a young son in the 1950s, Mr. Weshinskey was among the founders of the Lake Bluff Little League. His work lead the Village to dedicate Weshinskey Field about 15 years ago."
Services for Mr. Weshinskey were private. Please visit the Chicago Tribune's website for the complete story about Mr. Weshinskey.