Jaroslav Schejbal, Ph.D.

July 13, 1922 - December 14, 2020

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Jaroslav Schejbal, Ph.D., was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on July 13, 1922. He passed peacefully at Evanston Hospital on December 14, 2020, with his wife Eva and son David (Judee Richardson) by his side. Jaroslav lived through tremendous changes in the world. Born into a completely new country that was created as a result ofContinue Reading

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Georgia Wayda left a message on August 17, 2021:
Professor Schejbal was one of the the most beloved professors in Chicago Circle's English department in the early 70's. We loved him dearly. One afternoon, we surprised him with a bouquet of flowers and a champagne toast in his office. I think of him when I read Melville and Hawthorne.
UIC Honors College left a message on December 21, 2020:
The UIC Honors College remembers Professor Schejbal's erudition and charisma, his care for our students, and his dedication to our mission. His former students and colleagues join his family and friends in mourning his loss, yet we take comfort in knowing that his legacy lives on in the many lives he touched with his passion and humanity. Ralph Keen, Dean
Hilary Ward Schnadt left a message on December 21, 2020:
I was sorry to hear of this loss and extend my condolences. May his memory be a blessing.
Kathleen Prendergast left a message on December 20, 2020:
Jaroslav Schejbal taught a graduate level English class at UIC that was one of the most stimulating, exciting and profound experiences of my undergraduate time there. I particularly recall a class in which he tied themes in "Lolita" to some of Shakespeare's work. I have not been in touch for years but was happy to read that his family was by his side. A privilege to have spent time with this great teacher.
Paul J. Lavrakas left a message on December 19, 2020:
It was a great privilege to know Jaroslav over a 25+ year period. He was an intellectual with a practical and grounded bent -- humble and never elitist. He was a person who lived a noble life and was an inspiration to those who came into contact with him to become better human beings. He personified in his easy-going everyday existence what a "good" person can and should be. We will always remember him fondly.
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John Gilik left a message on December 19, 2020:
Jaroslav Schejbal was highly educated wise man, and at the same time very modest, kind, gentle and helpful human being. He taught us English but we have learned from him much more. He gave us his friendship and he has been our precious friend for all our lives. John, Xenia, Roman
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