Obituaries

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ARONOFF, DR. SIDNEY

99. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Besser). Loving father of Janice (Michael) Schrimmer, Carol (Leon) Asher and Richard (Eileen) Aronoff. Devoted grandfather of Yael (Eran) Tannenbaum, Gila (Ido) Levy, Nava (Eliyashiv) Weidman, David (Mikal) Asher, Jennifer (Tim) Cubbage, Jeffrey (Jody) Schrimmer, Debi (Benji) Rubin, Ryan (Holly) Aronoff and Justin (Christy) Aronoff; and great-grandfather of 30. Dear brother of Sara (Herb) Haff. Brother-in-law of Bud (Rae) Besser. Thank you to caregiver Kitty Guantero. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Libenu Foundation (Disabled Adult Housing). Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home. Congregation Beth Shalom. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 1:26:18 PM

ASHER, SYLVIA

89. Beloved wife of Marvin. Loving mother of Raymond (Elaine). Loving grandma of Avi and Yoni. Dear sister of Esther (nee Ramnick) and the late David Mandel. Sister-in-law of Faye (the late Isaac) Ramnick and Rae Asher. Daughter of the late Sam and Stella Ramanick. Memorials to the Little Heroes Pediatric Research Foundation. Oakridge Jewish Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 1:25:39 PM

BARSKY, DR. SIDNEY

99. Veteran, WWII. Devoted father of Dr. Gary Jay and Dr. Bonnie. Proud grandfather of Zachary and Dr. Lili Barsky; and Daniel (Jamie) and Dr. Charles Vainder. Dear brother of Zelda (the late Phil) Seiden and Fae (the late John) Gedz. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Jewish National Fund. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 1:25:03 PM

COMM, MARCIA G.

(nee Margolis), 76. Beloved wife of Jerry. Loving mother of Richard (Yvonne) and David (Kristen). Cherished Nana of Chloe, Evan and Logan. Caring step-grandmother of Jenny (Lou) Pfaff, Nicole (Dan) Russell and Amanda Jones. Devoted daughter of the late Ida and Charles Margolis. Dear sister of Barbara (Barry) Weiss; and sister-in-law of Vicki (Sheldon) Goldberg. Memorials to The Anti-Cruelty Society. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:55:46 AM

FIDELL, LISA G.

54. Loving partner of John Phillips. Beloved daughter of Joyce (nee Haimes) and the late Ronald. Loving sister of Daniel (Shellie). Dear aunt of Ryan and Emily. Adored niece of Susan (the late Harlan) Haimes; and cousin of Shara (Matthew) Lieberman and Debora Haimes. Shalom Memorial Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:55:09 AM

FINE, MIRIAM 'MIRALA'

(nee Poll), 89. Cherished daughter of the late Morris and Nessa Poll. Beloved mother of Leslie (Lee) Leonard and the late Sandra Fine. Dearest sister of Anne (the late Robert) Chestler, Mickey (the late Bernie Lutz, Jack Weiner and Abe) Reeder and the late Idella (the late Ted) Horan. Proud grandmother of Shannon (John) Dubravetz; and great-grandmother of Collin, Caden, Teagen and Cody. Dear aunt of Cheri (Richard) Kreisberg, Michael Chestler; and Dennis (Nancy) and the late Charles Lutz; and great-aunt of Benjamin and Jeremy Lutz; Jennifer (John), Casey and Noah Venable; Hope (Stuart) Chapman, Roberta (Fred), Adam, Angie, and Debbie Weiner; and the late Sherman Horan; and great-great-aunt of 5. Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:54:22 AM

FISHER, IDA M.

(nee McCain), 77. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving mother of Philip and Yana Fisher; Sarah (Carlton) Tag; and Mashi and the late Anthony H. Fisher. Proud grandmother of Kaili, Kyle, Yosef Raphael and Benyamin Avraham Fisher; and Ella Rose and Aaron Maxwell Tag. Dear sister of Richard (Shirley) McCain, Martha (Clifton) Duria, Mary Alice (the late James) King, Charles McCain (Dora), Mayme Woods (Timothy), Gladys Pinnick Hayes, Charlene Jones, Betty (the late James) Arnold, Gladys Hayes, David (Sherry Lee) McCain; and the late Abraham (Lenola) Sommerville, Emma (the late Xavier) Ezell, Herbert and Nelson (Laura) McCain. Memorials to Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie. Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:53:46 AM

GILBERT, LENA

(nee Leibovitz), 100. Beloved wife of the late Sol. Mother of Rita Forscher and Sherwin Gilbert. Grandmother of Stewart Forscher, Teri Forscher-Milter, Nicole Pfeiffer; and Alex and Greg Gilbert. Great-grandmother of Owen and Collins Forscher. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:52:53 AM

GILBERT, MAXINE

Mother of Joel (Cindy) and Laura Gilbert; Mary Austin and David Gilbert. Grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of four. Lakeshore Jewish Funerals

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:52:19 AM

GREEN, ELEANOR

(nee Goldberg), 104. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Leonard P. Loving mother of Tom (Joan), Sherri (Leonel) and the late Jeffrey (Sonik). Proud grandmother of Matt (Sonya) and Nicole Jeans; Alissa (Alex) and Laura Green; and Shana (Robert) Cheris. Fond great-grandmother of Payton Cheris. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly or to Chai Lifeline or to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.  

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:51:39 AM

JACOBSON, SHIRLEY

96. Beloved wife of the late Alvin. Loving mother of Marcia (Michael) Rosenblum. Proud “Gram” of Bryan (Carly) and Matthew Rosenblum. Cherished great-grandmother of Joshua, Alana, Abby, and Talia. Memorials to Temple Chai or to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Aaron Elster Fund. Temple Chai. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:50:24 AM

KAPULSKI, ROSEMARY VALERIE

(nee Larsen). Beloved wife of Isac H. Loving mother of Sabrina (Oscar) Patiño and Alan Kapulski (Alexis). Proud grandmother of Joaquin “Quino” and Cheyenne Patiño; and Sofia and Vivian Lyra Avery Kapulski. Dear sister of Harry “Skip” (Lory) Larsen, Jennifer Larsen Nilson; and the late Peter (Pamela) and Kristie Larsen. Cherished daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (nee Demus) Larsen. Memorials to Beth Emet Synagogue or to the Association of Reform Zionists of America or to the Union for Reform Judiasm or to the Florence Nursing Home, Marengo, IL. Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Memorial Park Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:47:38 AM

KRAVITZ, HANNA B.

Beloved wife of Rabbi Leonard. Loving mother of Dena (Neil) Rubnitz and Tamar (Dr. Scott) Rubinstein. Cherished grandmother of Noa and Jonah Rubnitz; and Rachel, Naomi and Jacob Rubinstein. Dear sister of Ruth (the late Hy) Zimmerman. Special thanks to caregivers Gircel Cunningham, Jackie Hoffman, Delores Dwyer and Pauline Senton. Memorials may to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion or to the Milwaukee Jewish Day School or to Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. Greenwood Cemetery, Milwaukee. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:46:58 AM

LEAPMAN, DR. STEPHEN B.

75. Beloved husband of Judith L. (nee Lavine). Loving father of Rebecca (Stephen) Lerner, Shana (Adam) Scholder and Samantha (Scott) Spolter. Proud Zayde of Ella, Aden and Mica Lerner; Maya, Naomi and Talia Scholder; and Eitan, Yoni and Ari Spolter. Memorials to Chai Lifeline or to Congregation Darchei Noam of Glenbrook. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:46:12 AM

MASSEL, SHIRLEY

(nee Maslowsky), 91. Beloved wife of the late Seymour. Loving mother of Pamela (Dr. Richard) Strassberg, Leah (Michael) and Dr. Bruce (Marla) Massel; and the late Rachel Massel-Melcer. Proud grandmother of Dr. Rebecca (Arnaud) Karsenti, Benjamin Strassberg; Shane, Dr. Dustin and Landon Massel; and Vanessa Lagen. Cherished great-grandmother of Gabriel, Sarah and Ari. Dear sister of Ruth (the late Jerome) Levitt. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Hadassah/Youth Aliyah. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/25/2018 10:45:26 AM

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