David Reinsdorf, son of White Sox, Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, dies at 51
BY TONI GINNETTI Staff Reporter March 3, 2014 10:08PM
Updated: April 5, 2014 6:29AM
David J. Reinsdorf, the son of White Sox and Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, died Monday. He was 51.
David Reinsdorf, the father of four, was senior vice president of asset management at Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group, a Northbrook-based company founded in 2005 by Robert A. Judelson and Thomas E. Meador, former business associates of Jerry Reinsdorf.
The Reinsdorf family issued a statement Monday through both teams, though no cause of death was given.
``The Reinsdorf family has suffered a terrible loss today with the untimely passing of son David Reinsdorf, age 51. Jerry, Martyl [his wife] and the entire Reinsdorf family appreciate the sympathetic thoughts and prayers from all of their friends and acquaintances, however, the family members do request privacy and your understanding at this time as they deal with this very personal loss.’’
The White Sox held a moment of silence before their Monday afternoon spring training game against the Kansas City Royals in Glendale, Ariz.
``It’s tough,’’ Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ``It’s tough any time anything on the outside, just wakes you up for what’s important. It’s sad around here because it’s Jerry and how much people care about him and his family. It’s just a tough day for us.’’
David Reinsdorf was one of four children of Jerry and Martyl Reinsdorf. He served as senior vice president of asset management at Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group since 2006, a year after the firm was founded. He had worked as an executive at a number of other real estate concerns, including Fund for Builders and John Biris Real Estate, and RB Partners & Clarion Realty. He was an assistant vice president at LaSalle Bank prior to those positions.
He was a graduate of American University in Washington, D. C.
David’s younger brother Michael is the president and chief operating officer of the Bulls.
In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by his four children, sister Susan and brother Jonathan.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove.
Contributing: Daryl Van Schouwen