Phyllis Hartt

Deceased: August 21, 2012

Service Information:

Visitation: Thursday and Friday, August 23 and 24, 2012 4pm until 9pm
Funeral Service: Saturday, 10am
Interment: following service at Graceland Cemetery


Phyllis Hartt, for over 28 years, the Director of Lakeview Mental Health Clinic, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012. at 76, after a valiant battle with cancer. Phyllis Ann Connors was the first child of Frank and Hazel Connors, born in NYC on February 26, 1936. At Age 11 she moved to Pittsburg where she was a graduate of St. Maryís of the Mount, and Mount Mercy School of Nursing; now Carlow College. After working in nursing and a short-lived career as a Maryknoll Nun, Phyllis moved to Chicago where she received her MSW from Loyola and remained a devoted Chicagoan for the rest of her life. Married to Stanley Sedivy in 1976 and widowed in 1981, Phyllis Married her husband, Charles Hartt, who survives her, in 1984. Phyllis was a community leader and activist both before and after retirement. She served on the board of various nonprofit arts and cultural organizations including: Mostly Music, where she was noted for planning their successful annual benefits; Raven Theater, where she helped raise funds for the permanent building; and the Eclipse Theater; and Jump, Rhythm, Dance. She and her husband, Charles, were world travelers; they planned many trips with friends to exotic locales and for the Millennium, organized a trip to Vienna to celebrate the New Year and century at the Palace Ball. Until very recently Phyllis maintained her private family counseling practice. In addition to her husband, Charles, Phyllis is survived by four stepchildren and their families, two brothers: Jack Connors (Joan) of Pittsburg and Jim Connors (Marlene) of Washington, DC, numerous nieces and nephews and legions of friends. Her younger sister, Catherine Connors Darin, of Naperville, Illinois, pre-deceased her in 2003.

Visitation Aug. 23 and 24th Thursday and Friday from 4 pm until 9:00 pm, Funeral services 10 am Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home 1458 W Belmont Ave Chicago, Il. 60657. Interment following service at Graceland Cemetery.
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December 29, 2012

Dear Mr. Hartt,

I only wrote to Phyllis once a year, at Christmas, so I didnít realize she passed away (I sent a Christmas card, and when I didnít hear back, I went online and saw the sad news). I am so sorry for your loss. I was a client of Phyllisís for about 12 years when she was a therapist. I left her in early 1998.

She was a huge help to me. I will always be thankful for her excellent skill and dedication to her work.

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I will carry Phyllis in my heart always.

Best wishes,