7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649

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773.721.8900
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Mr. Robert N. Rhodes

Born Into Time: June 06, 1932
Born Into Eternity: December 04, 2015

Mr. Robert N. Rhodes made his transition Friday, December 4, 2015. Mr. Rhodes leaves his loving family and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

Public Viewing:

Date:
Monday, December 14, 2015
Time:
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Location:
Cage Memorial Chapel
Address:
7651 South Jeffery Blvd
 
Chicago, IL

Service Information:

Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
Location:
Cage Memorial Chapel
Address:
7651 South Jeffery Blvd
 
Chicago, IL

Interment:

Type:
Burial
Location:
Mt. Hope Cemetery

Comments  

#18 Cindy Johnson 2016-04-18 20:15
Rest in peace Dr Rhodes. It was a pleasure to know you. You will be missed, and Black Alumni Weekend will never be the same.
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#17 Vera Celestain Sampson 2016-01-06 00:29
Dear Robert
Friend unlike any other, visitor, mentor, teacher, political genius, musical muse; humorist. Fantastic journeys to places on the highways of your mind that you've never been to before. A song, a question, a comment. Magic carpet ride. "Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation"--Ru mi
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#16 Burrell Jackson 2015-12-21 15:29
Professor Rhodes was my favorite instructor. Extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. Shared many laughs and conversations with. He will be truly missed.
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#15 Lyman Montgomery 2015-12-21 15:25
professor Rhodes was my mentor and I used to drive him to teach classes in Columbus and Cambridge, Ohio. I learned so much from his Black political thought Course. His favorite comment to me, 'Man you just rapping, but ain't saying nothing..." here is the last thing he said to me at teh last Black Alumni Reunion in Athens: https://youtu.be/OosUo9Qv-6o
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#14 Stephen Ferguson 2015-12-16 15:28
What a huge loss! One of THE towering Marxist intellectuals of our times. You could talk with ease about jazz, philosophy, political economy and offer a hell of a punch line every time. We share so many moments that were "nodal points" in the dialectic of life. Thank you. They don't make intellectuals like you anymore. I wish I knew more about the details of your life so I could pass on more information to the next generation. Nonetheless, I will carry the baton in our inter-generatio nal relay race! In struggle...
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#13 Robin 2015-12-16 09:54
Ornette Coleman. You'd find ways to insert Ornette Coleman into casual conversations and lectures. I have missed and will miss that smile, that engaging personality, and that old school - born with it - cool you exuded. Thank you for helping me know myself better, love my black self better, and share that knowledge and love.
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#12 Mary scott-Boria 2015-12-15 20:41
It was the my formative years as a student activist at Malcolm X College in Chicago. Professor Rhodes shaped my thinking and inspired my activism for the brief time he spent teaching there. What a time such as this. I will forever be indebted to his knowledge and wisdom.
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#11 Alex Curtis 2015-12-15 09:01
I met Robert Rose years ago when he was a professor at Ohio University understand he was a towering intellectual and a super great conversationali st you will be missed .
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#10 Akil H 2015-12-15 04:18
Thank you Prof Rhodes! May you rest in power and have a peaceful journey on the other side filled with the melodies and riffs of the jazz greats. I learned and grew as a result of your knowledge, teaching and compassion. Asante Sana.
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#9 Regina Sewell 2015-12-14 21:07
Thank you Professor Rhodes for my introduction to Black Studies and for all the wisdom and laughter through my tenure at Ohio University. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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