Isaac M. BraswellOur friend, fellow player and teammate Isaac Braswell died last Friday, March 2. All who knew him are very sad. His cheerful good humor and ability to instantly light up a room will be missed.

Isaac's family is holding a memorial service for him on Thursday, March 15 at 3:30 p at A.A. Rayner Funeral Home, 318 E. 71st Street, Chicago.

Isaac lived at the Lawson YMCA in downtown Chicago. About 100 people attended the memorial service held there on the morning of March 13. His family, his many friends, members of the chess community and fellow Lawson residents all came out to speak about how kind, generous and friendly Isaac was, as well as what a tough (but fun) competitor he could be, whether it was at chess, dominoes or basketball.

On Tuesday, March 13, we'll talk during club time about what we'd like to do to honor Isaac's memory.