Gilbert Ntow Sr. was one of the founding members of both CEANA and the Ewe Association of Metropolitan Chicago. In the 70s, the initial meetings for the Ewe community were held at his house on the south side of Chicago. Furthermore, in the years that he lived on the south side, some of the Ghanaian community traditional funeral gatherings were held in the basement of his residence.
Gilbert Ntow Sr. was an active member of the Ghanaian Community in Chicago before he retired. As Tsiame of the Ewe Association of Metropolitan Chicago, he attended many events organized by the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC), affiliate organizations of the GNC, and individuals in the community. He graced Ghanafest—the largest and most spectacular African cultural exposition in the diaspora—for many years as Tsiame of the Ewe Association. He was also a regular attendant at the annual convention of the Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA).
Throughout his residency in Chicago, Gilbert Ntow Sr. remained a source of strength and pride for the Ewe community. Now that he has departed from us to be with our Heavenly Father, the Ghanaian community in the Chicago area will miss him greatly. May his Soul Rest in Perfect Peace with our maker. Our heartfelt condolences go to the family, friends, the Ewe and Ghanaian community.
Details of his funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Source: The Ntow Family, Mr. Clement Timpo and Reuben Hadzide