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Elmore "Lee" Balterman, 91, devoted lover of Family, Friends, and Film, died peacefully on March 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his beloved photographs, negatives, and cameras. A prominent photojournalist locally and nationally, Lee was a lifelong resident of Chicago, the city he fervently loved and documented in his artful and "true" photographic images.

Lee may have left behind more friends than family but all were quite proud of and devoted to him. Family includes his nephew and nieces Andrew, Megan and Marie in Cincinnati and Ellen in Chicago. All will be able to share their many stories at a memorial event later in the year.

A brief ceremony will occur at the internment of his ashes at 1pm Monday, April 2, near the graves of his late parents Max and Ann, Memorial Park Cemetery, 9990 Gross Point Road, Skokie. Donations gratefully accepted by The Art Institute of Chicago, For additional information, please contact Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058,