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Record #: R2018-1256   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/14/2018
Title: Tribute to late Dr. Michael Schafer
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2018-1256.pdf




WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Schafer has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God at the age of 76; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and


WHEREAS; A longtime resident of Glenview, Dr. Michael Schafer was a widely admired member ofthe medical community and the loving husband of Eileen; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Schafer was the much-adored father of five and the grandfather of eighteen to whom he imparted many of the tine and noble-qualities' that he possessed in abundance; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Schafer was the dear brother of lea and Theresa; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Schafer earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa; and


WHEREAS; Dr. Michael Schafer served for 32 years as:the .Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Feiriberg School of Medicine; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Schafer was an orthopedic consultant for both the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs and the team physician for the Chicago Bears from 1990 to 2002; and


WHEREAS; Dr. Michael Schafer was also a medical consultant to the Chicago Blackhawks from 1997-to 1999; and


WHEREAS; Dr. Michael Schafer was recognized with numerous awards, including the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation's prestigious William W. Tipton, Jr., M.D. Leadership Award; and


WHEREAS; The hard work and dedication of Dr. Michael Schafer serve as an example to all; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this fourteenth day of November, 2018, do hereby commemorate the grace-filled life of Dr. Michael Schafer and do hereby express our condolences to his family; and




BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable parchment copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Dr. Michael Schafer.