Over the weekend, Schaller's Pump — the 135-year-old Bridgeport favorite and a special place for many White Sox fans— lost family. Jack Schaller, owner of what's considered Chicago's oldest continuously-running tavern, died on Saturday at age 92, reported the Sun-Times.
Though the bar/restaurant opened in 1881 under a different name, Schaller's father, George, bought the establishment and his son started working there in 1960. A World War II veteran, Schaller stopped drinking two decades ago, according to the Sun-Times.
The family continues to operate the bar, a popular destination for Sox fans before and after games. Funeral services take place on Wednesday with a mass on Thursday.