Michael F. Schubert, age 70, lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away March 27, 2021; loving father of Martin (Lesley) and the late Nora; cherished “Grandpa Chicago Mike” of Loula; loving companion of Jayne E. Soulman; devoted son of the late Francis and Lillian. Mike grew up in the Back of the Yards neighborhood to loving, hard-working parents. He raised a family in Bucktown and spent his later years in Bridgeport. He was passionate about cities and, more importantly, their neighborhoods. It guided his professional life for nearly 50 years. His work gave him immense joy. Where a lay person might see a neighborhood full of problems, Mike would see an opportunity to help others make positive change. His vision worked and he made people's lives better. He loved to sit at his desk with a good book or magazine, his pipe, a tall glass of Coke Zero on ice and the Sox game on the radio. He owned thousands of books. What made it more impressive was that he had actually read almost all of them. Even in his later years, his sense of adventure was strong. Berlin was his favorite city not named Chicago. He enjoyed all people and they enjoyed him. A lot. His best friends were his son Marty and his companion Jayne. He will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Parish, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614. Interment to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.
The Mass will be limited to fifty (50) people. To help manage the number of guests in attendance, IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU RSVP IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MASS (SEE LINK BELOW). In accordance with local, state and federal mandates, those entering the church are required to wear a face covering.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immigrant & Refugee Ministry Fund at Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 700 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60661 or https://pushpay.com/g/oldstpats and choose Immigrant and Refugee Ministry from the dropdown menu.
A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date once local, state and federal mandates have been lifted.
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Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people. Family and friends planning to attend will be required to RSVP to reserve their place