Illinois Water Polo morns the loss of Billy Dolehide and Mark Rebora
Long time player and official, Billy Dolehide tragically passed away last week. Billy played water polo at Br. Rice and then the University of Illinois. He also played with various parks in the Chicago Park District league, most recently Fernwood. As a masters athlete, he competed with the Apostles, the Outlaws, Riverside-Brookfield, and just about any other team that needed a guy! On the deck, Billy was an Illinois High School Association official for seventeen years. He also officiated many years prior to the sport of water polo being sanctioned by the IHSA in 2002. As an IHSA official, Billy worked eight state tournaments. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Terri Dolehide, and his three children, Shannon, Logan, and Morgan. If you would like to support the Dolehide family, you can visit their gofund me page at: https://www.gofundme.com/dolehide-family-fund or purchase a t-shirt from which all proceeds will be donated directly to the family at: https://teespring.com/honoring-bill-dolehide#pid=46&cid=2739&sid=front
Bill Dolehide (left) was “always smiling and being nice to people,” according to his wife, Terri. (Terri Dolehide)
On March 17th, long time boys’ water polo coach at Glenbrook North, Mark Rebora, suffered a heart attack while out for a morning bike ride and passed away.
Mark, a 1978 Loyola Academy Alum, taught Physical Education at Glenbrook North in addition to coaching football, wrestling, and water polo. He had been the water polo coach at Glenbrook North since 2000. Rebora was an active athlete himself and was named to Loyola Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievement as a wrestler in 2003. Mark is survived by his wife Christine and his son’s Cole and Caid.
A celebration of Mark’s life has been planned for April 15th, 2018. Details can be found here – Rebora – Celebration of Life
More information on Mark’s life is available at https://www.journal-
The Rebora Memorial fund has been established to benefit student athletes at Glenbrook North High School: https://gbnbooster.org/