Jody Baty, nee Licht. Age 66, of Park Ridge. Passed away peacefully on January 10, 2019 from complications of a ruptured aneurysm in her brain. Born March 9, 1952, graduate of York High School (1970), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northeastern Illinois University, and St. Xavier University; biologist, swim coach, science teacher at Emerson Middle School in Park Ridge. Jody had a beautiful and ready smile. She was an enthusiastic learner, an energetic teacher, a lover of adventure, astronomy, and life.
Beloved wife of William Baty. Loving mother of Jill (Ian Pearse) Baty, and Karin Baty. Adored grandmother of three. Dear sister of John (Joanne Renna) Licht, Priscilla Licht, Jennifer (Vicki Sliger) Hamilton, Jeffrey Hamilton (Carol) Licht, Nancy Breed, Richard Breed, and David (Paula) Baty. Dear cousin and aunt to many. Preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Licht, father, Herbert Licht, and step-mother, Ruth Breed Licht.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, from 4-8 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge, 418 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m., also at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org or The Nature Conservancy, www.nature.org/en-us, appreciated.