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Deacon Knocked Down Stairs at El Stop Dies

Man grabbed iPhone, pushed commuters out of his way during escape, police say

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 | Updated 10:50 PM CDT

By BJ Lutz and Jeff Goldblatt

A 68-year-old church deacon died Tuesday, hours after being knocked down the stairs at a north side El stop by a fleeing robber.

Sally Katona-King answered the call of the church in a low profile fashion, serving as a receptionist in the bishop’s office at the Evangelical Lutheran Church Metropolitan Chicago Synod in the 1400 block of West Dickens Avenue.

“Everyone loved her,” said Jeff Drake, Associate to the Bishop at the Synod, “She loved people. She cared about everyone.”

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