Spots BME’s Bruce Frankel is reaching out to the community in an effort to financially assist the 17-year old son of the late audio engineer, Bill Reis.
“I’m doing this in the hope that the community will pitch in to help Bill’s wife and son,” he said. “Bill’s commitment to the Chicago post community was solid and unwavering until his untimely death.”
Mr. Reis, 50, died earlier this month of a stroke following heart surgery. His wife, Kristine, and only son, Bill, Jr., a senior at Glenbrook North high school, survive him. Frankel noted that father and son were very close.
Frankel is concerned about financial support for young Bill’s immediate future, especially since he heads for college next fall. The family bore Mr. Reis’ medical expenses, since a pre-existing medical condition precluded his carrying life insurance.?
Bill Reis, Sr. had been an integral part of the community for 25 years. “He was a happy, upbeat guy, and one of the best audio engineers in the business,” said Frankel, his employer since 1999. Earlier, Mr. Reis worked at Universal Recording for 15 years and Skyview for nine. “He had always been there for his clients, whom he truly loved. Now his family needs our help.”?
Rather than hold a public fund-raiser, Frankel asks for donations to aid Mr. Reis’ son. Checks should be made out to Bill Reis, Jr. c/o Karen Forgette, Senior Vice President, Glenview State Bank, 800 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025.