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In Memoriam: Edward Mize

March 18, 2022
Edward M. ("Eddie") Mize, who operated three Des Plaines dealerships and was the 1991-92 president of the CATA, died March 5, weeks from his centennial birthday. 
He was born Edmund Marion Misiewicz on April 23, 1922, and served as a radar technician for the U.S. Navy in World War II. He later graduated from DePaul University and worked as an accountant at Chicago Avenue Motors Sales in the 1950s before acquiring Ridge Motors, a Pontiac dealership. Mr. Mize later opened O’Hare Honda and O’Hare Hyundai.
Mr. Mize was an enthusiastic fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks. He also was an avid golfer and connoisseur of fine wines. Meeting jazz musician Dave Brubeck was a fond memory.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann, and a son, John. Survivors include sons Gregory and Kevin; a daughter, Michele; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
 
 
 

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