Funeral Details

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Harrington

January 10, 1935 - June 1, 2018

SERVICE INFORMATION

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Location

Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Clergy

Cantor Howard Friedland

Interment - Private





OBITUARY

Beloved husband of Renee Greenwood.
Loving father of Jason and Edgar Harrington and step – father of Randy (Stacey Henner) Greenman, Alyssa (David Knopf) Jaquelyn, and Heather Greenman. Proud grandfather of Gabriella and Graham Knopf. Service Tuesday, 11 AM Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment private. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


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I will miss, Eddy very much. We got to know each other at Bill's Blues in Evanston. He was my hero. Such talent, such a kind person...

Chris Gillock
June 1, 2018
What an amazing man. I am blessed to have known you. It so hard to believe right now and I my thoughts and prayers to Renee and family. RIP my friend. Love always, Cake Girl.

Mary Dunleavy
June 1, 2018
Rest in peace. Thank you for all the amazing music. Much love to family and friends.

GAile W
June 1, 2018
Was a privilege to have been at the reservation Club where I saw Legends like Carrie Bell and Jimmy mccracklin.

everett smithson
June 1, 2018
Dearest Renee and family, my sincere snd deepest condolences.

Linda Sue Slay
June 1, 2018
It's hard to imagine that I spoke with Eddy a very short time ago. Interviewing him for American Blues Scene was one of the high points of my career. A soft-spoken, very funny gentleman, who made the interview process seem more like a morning chat between old friends. His humor, his dedication to his music and his fans, as well as his flamboyant live performances will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences.

JD Nash
June 1, 2018
We had Eddy in Calgary last year at the Blues Can, what an amazing show. Too young to go

Yale Gelfant
June 1, 2018
I cannot find the words to say how shocked and saddened I was to hear this sad news. I want to send my sincerest condolences to Eddy's family, friends and fellow musicians. He will be truly missed. Eddy was the nicest, kindest person. He was a gentle man who loved nature, rode and raised horses and was a true gentleman. He was a legend of the Blues. I got to know him because he lived nearby in Roselle and I was Blue Chicago's publicist, so he came over to the house several times to work on publicity projects with me. Our sons were the same age and they got to play together once, when I invited him to my birthday party cookout. Eddy brought his guitar and sang and played some blues for us with some of my other musician friends. I am grateful I got to see him and Rene twice this summer at blues fests, in Westmont, IL (where he was given a key to the city) and in Port Washington for the Paramount Blues Fest. R.I.P. Eddy, the Chief of the Blues.

Linda Cain
June 1, 2018
I cannot find the words to say how shocked and saddened I was to hear this sad news. I want to send my sincerest condolences to Eddy's family, friends and fellow musicians. He will be truly missed. Eddy was the nicest, kindest person. He was a gentle man who loved nature, rode and raised horses and was a true gentleman. He was a legend of the Blues. I got to know him because he lived nearby in Roselle and I was Blue Chicago's publicist, so he came over to the house several times to work on publicity projects with me. Our sons were the same age and they got to play together once, when I invited him to my birthday party cookout. Eddy brought his guitar and sang and played some blues for us with some of my other musician friends. I am grateful I got to see him and Rene twice this summer at blues fests, in Westmont, IL (where he was given a key to the city) and in Port Washington for the Paramount Blues Fest. R.I.P. Eddy, the Chief of the Blues.

Linda Cain
June 1, 2018
Dear Renee and family. I was shocked and very saddened to hear about Eddy. Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be greatly missed by the Blues world.

Lois Clark
June 1, 2018
My dearest Renee, words cannot describe our sadness when we learned about the passing of our dear friend Eddy. We are here for you and the kids. Love to all.

Jackie Berliant
June 2, 2018
The first I heard that Eddy had passed was when a friend called me and told me. I first met Eddy at my home for a party my wife was given. When I saw him and Renee, my cousin standing next to each other I kind of laughed to myself because he was so much taller then she. When I found out that he was a well known blues performer, told my wife I was going to catch his show. Well it took a few years but I finally was able to see two of his shows, and both were great. Eddy played to thousands of his fans here on earth, now he is playing to the angles above. I hope my late wife gets to hear him. My condolences go out to the Harrington and Greenman family.

GILBERT JONES
June 2, 2018
Eddie and his guitar touched my soul. I will always appreciate the towering giants' humble nature and legendary showmanship. Many years ago, I went to see him every opportunity I could. I was even lucky enough to open a show for him with my band. What a memorable night! Eddie, rest in peace. You were the M A N. May your family find to strength to deal with your towering loss. You will be missed.

Robert Fairweather
June 2, 2018
Dear Renee and Family, our condolences to you. The blues scene has lost a legend, but more importantly, we all have lost a wonderful, kind, and warm person. Eddy will be greatly missed!

Tom and Jolie Driscoll
June 3, 2018
My dear sweet older brother, I will miss you dearly. I love you and I am proud to call you my brother. Our last time spent together you sang so beautifully our 50th wedding anniversary in Florida. You and Renee are a blessing to us all!! My deepest sympathy and love to my beautiful Sister in law. Rest in Heaven Big Brother! I know the angels are enjoying your guitar!!!

Sister Barbara and Family

Barbara Harrington-Wilson
June 3, 2018
Dear Renee and entire family,
How sad we are to hear this news of Eddy....so glad we were able to share the afternoon with you both a few months ago...Eddy was Always so easy going, so caring, such a gentleman, and an amazing talent as well as a friend.
Our hearts go out to you....
Love,
Linda Steinberg & Ken Brainerd

Linda Steinberg
June 3, 2018
Dear Renee and Family. I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Eddy was such a talented wonderful, loving, bother, who will be truly missed by me, and all of those that knew him. May God bless you all and keep you strong in these difficult times. Love Always, Joe

JOSEPH HARRINGTON
June 4, 2018
My heart was broken to hear this news. Edward is my father's first cousin, and my dad (Booker Patton)passed away last year on June 5th. Edward was a beautiful soul, wonderfully warm and incredibly gifted. It was wonderful to see him when I had the chance. My mom and dad told stories about how, when I was a toddler and Edward would come over to visit, I would get and stay in his lap and cry when he would leave. Guess that's why I'm crying now....Much Love and Prayers to Renee, the family, friends and fans. Rest Well Edward...

Rosalyn Patton
June 4, 2018
I met Eddy at a north side club called The Peanut Barrel in 1973. Indtroducing myself as a guitarist, the first words that came out of Eddyâ??s mouth were, â??Do you want to Jam?â? I sat in that night and countless others during the years I lived in Chicago. He was one of the kindest musicians I knew in Chicago. He once produced a demo tape for me in his studio on Grand Avenue. Through Eddy I got a number of gigs including a tour with John Lee Hooker. Eddie helped so many musicians and had an infectious love for the music that he conveyed to his audiences. He was a great writer, vocalist, and guitarist. I am truely sad to hear of his passing.

Rob Wild Boar Moore
June 4, 2018
Eddie the Chief - will be missed by all at Buddy Guy's Legends. He was by far one the best blues musician ever. He brought love, integrity and culture to us all. He is a staple in the blues community and part of not only the blues family but our family as a whole. We all love him and have been blessed by him sharing his special gift with us.

Carlise Guy
June 5, 2018
The great latev Willie Kent took me to your place, awesome memories. As the years go passing by... now You get to meet again. Peace, Aikku

Aikku Aikio-Hite
June 5, 2018
We will miss Eddie and his smile around the neighborhood. But we have the wonderful memories of his playing his guitar and sharing his stories. Victoria will miss their short chats on the way home from school. We were blessed to have him in Our lives. Our condolences to Eddie's family and know that we are here for you. Love Jackie Tony Victoria and Elizabeth

Jacqueline yang
June 5, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you,Renee and family.
I will never forget the first time I saw Eddy perform at the Kingston Mines in 1994. He amazed me with his performance and I have been a fan ever since. I was lucky enough to see him perform several more times over the years and what a performer he was!
You will be missed my friend but I can assure you that you will never be forgotten . RIP Eddy.
Your Friend from Maryland
Jim Wissert aka Big Jim

Jim Wissert
June 6, 2018