Kristin Rylko, age 41, of Chicago (formerly of Woodstock), peacefully passed away at home in the company of family on June 9, 2021.
Born to Christine Kozina and Joseph Rylko, beloved wife of Adil Khan, loving sister of Jeannette Rylko and aunt to Austin Gray, dear niece to Wanda and Stan Volp and Joann and Scott Flick. Godmother to Hailey Flick.
Kristin attended St. Mary School and Woodstock High School. She continued her education with a degree from the University of Illinois, then received her J.D. from Kent School of Law at IIT in 2005 with high honors. While excelling at Kent, Kristin was named to the Who’s Who of upcoming lawyers. She followed her passion for law with the law firm of Mayer Brown, where she became a partner. Mayer Brown’s tribute to Kristin defined her accomplishments well: She was a gifted lawyer who built a vibrant practice representing financial institutions, funds, and corporate borrowers. Kristin was universally admired for her talents as a practitioner and the way she served her clients. Her contributions to Mayer Brown were many, including mentoring teammates across the globe. She was outstanding, much loved, and will be deeply missed.
When making time to relax, Kristin had a love for her horses and the equestrian art, where she participated in and won many awards. She loved culture and the arts and was also a board member of the Goodman Theatre.
Her passing leaves a large void in the hearts of family and friends. We will all miss her wit, generosity, smile, and playful sass.
Memorial donations can be made to the Woodstock Hoofed Animal Society (HAHS.org) or PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Research) secure.pancan.org/donation, both in Kristin’s memory.
Services are private.