Remembering Phil Pursley

The Tinley Park Historical Society mourns the loss of Vice President and friend Phillip R. Pursley, who passed away October 9, 2021.

Phil was known for his boundless enthusiasm for the history of Tinley Park, Illinois, and his innumerable contributions to the Historical Society. He prepared video presentations, told delightful stories, put together dozens of books commemorating our “Day in the One Room Schoolhouse” program, and took thousands of photos. In 2019, Phil was instrumental in donating an album found in our collection of one-of-a-kind photos of the University of Chicago Settlement to the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago. He will be most dearly missed by us all.

Phillip Pursley – Obituary
A Glimpse of the Past – Presentation by Phil with the Tinley Park Public Library
You know you’re from Tinley Park, IL if… – Phil’s Facebook group for Tinley Park History
Phil’s YouTube Channel