Chicagoan Albert Gaskin passed away peacefully July 1 after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 76.
Gaskin served two years in the U.S. Army and enjoyed a 45-plus year career as owner of Albert Gaskin Realtors in Evanston. He also was the first African-American member of the North Shore Board of Realtors.
His parents, Terrence and Jessie Bell Gaskin, and his brother, Geroid Gaskin, preceded him in death.
Gaskin is survived by his partner of 41 years, Robert Bachand; brothers, Robert Gaskin and Edward N. Davis, Jr.; sisters, Maggie R. Maddox, Mae ( Lynwood Whitley, Jr. ) Whitley and Henrietta Whiteman; niece, Kimberly A. Whitley and nephew, Edward Murphy.
The memorial service was held July 17 at Chicago History Museum, 1600 N. Clark.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Evanston Chapter of the NAACP General Scholarship Fund or Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center.
Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Illinois; 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com .