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Howard Lee Cort ‘56

Howard Lee Cort, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Howard was the beloved husband of the late Lois Lund Cort, loving son of the late Abe and Lillian Cort, brother of Elaine (Allan) Muchin and the late Cyvia (the late Arnie) Feinberg, uncle to six nieces, and great-uncle to many.

Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Antioch College in 1956 and spent most of his adult life working for the New York State Department of Labor while living in Ghent, NY.

In 2005, Howard moved to Chicago to live near his family. Howard opened the hearts and minds of many with his lifelong commitment to community development, political approaches to coexistence and global warming.

A memorial gathering and tribute will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday January 14, 2018, at Brookdale Lakeview, 3121 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made via check to Community Solutions, c/o Howard Cort Fund, PO Box 243, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. On-line contributions can be made at with an accompanying email sent to