By Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
Roger Ebert was celebrated Monday as a film critic, newspaperman, social-justice soldier, husband, father, grandfather and champion of artists and imagination, but the great cross-section of mourners at his Holy Name Cathedral funeral spoke to a quality that perhaps reigned above all others:
Roger Ebert â€” someone who loved and united people.
Looking out upon the hundreds of people who had just given her a standing ovation as she approached the pulpit, Chaz Ebert, Rogerâ€™s widow, said: â€œHe would have loved this. He would have loved the majesty of it. He would have loved everything about it. He would have loved (that) weâ€™re all here for him.â€ …Read More
Yesterday was another day in the elements waiting for events to take place while fending of questions from unstable passers-by asking odd questions about the funeral inside and commiserating with my camera equipped colleagues on the sidewalk.