CTPF has received confirmation that former President of the Board of Trustees, John F. “Jack” O’Brill passed on October 16, 2023. He was 93 years old.
Mr. O’Brill was born on October 7, 1930, and was a lifelong resident of Chicago. He earned a BS in education from Northern Illinois University, and completed graduate courses from Loyola University in Administration, Industrial Relations, and Secondary Education. He devoted his career to teaching and served in the Chicago Public School system for a remarkable 54.6 years, retiring from Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School in 2012 at age 82.