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COHEN, BURTON D.

77. Devoted husband of Linda. Beloved father of David (Kristin) and Jordana (Richard). Proud grandpa of Jonah, Theodore, and Florence. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to PANCAN, Manhattan Beach, CA or to Congregation Solel or to the Cancer Wellness Center. Congregation Solel. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:36:39 AM

EISENSTEIN, ROBERT ‘BOB’ A.

68. Beloved husband of the late Peggy L. (nee Corbin). Loving father of Jessie (Tim) Jury, Sharyl (Carl) Van Ostrand, David Eisenstein (Jeremy), Jamie (Tim) Dornfeld, Stephanie (Peter) Riordan, Katie Lassen; and father in his heart to Brad Vah. Devoted grandfather of Joshua, Griffin, Mirabel, Audrey, Shay and Emilia. Dear brother of Linda (Larry) Friedman, Gary (Judy) and Dr. Steven (Elizabeth) Eisenstein; and brother-in-law of Nancy (Larry) Burrows. Memorials to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, New York, NY or to METAvivor, Annapolis, MD. Westlawn Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:36:01 AM

ENGLANDER, SABINA ‘SARA’

(nee Lasko), 84. Beloved wife of the late Murray. Loving mother of Robert (Laura) and Alan (Ellen). Adored Bubba of Elliott (fiancée Sandy), Carolyn and Benjamin. Memorials to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Memorial Park Cemetery. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:35:16 AM

HIRSH, ESTHER ‘ESSIE’

(nee Shiffman), 97. Daughter of the late William and Sarah Shiffman. Wife of the late Dr. Edwin I. Mother of Michael (Karen), Bruce (Linda), Sam (Kate), and Jeannie Govaer (the late David). Grandmother of Bill (Debbie) Hirsh, Jennifer (Joel) Weisberger, Benjamin Hirsh, Daniel Govaer; and Kent and Alexa Mather. Great-grandmother of Ella and Jacob Weisberger; and Jack and Matthew Hirsh. Aunt of Marcia Sola. Memorials to Na’amat. Westlawn Cemetery. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:34:09 AM

KAPLAN, BETTY ETHEL

(nee Dicker), 97. Beloved wife of the late Chester. Devoted mother of Dottie (Joe) Zoller and Barbara (Marc) Slutsky. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth (Michael) Cohen, Jessica (Peter) Kaplan; and Shana and Max Slutsky. Loving great-grandmother of Daryn and Asher Kaplan; and Mia Cohen. Dear sister of Marie (Bernie) Haas. Devoted daughter of the late Bertha and Harry Dicker. Thank you to caregiver Alice. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living or to Congregation Solel or to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:33:19 AM

KRAUSE, JERRY

77. Beloved husband of Thelma (nee Frankel). Loving father of Stacy (Scott) Cooper and David (Michelle) Schiff. Proud grandfather of Colette, Joshua, Mia and Riley. Memorials to the Trio Animal Foundation. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:32:36 AM

LAPIN, RONALD P.

Beloved husband of Lucile (nee Birchard). Loving father of Michael, Stephen (Monica), Norman (Susan) and Sam (Carol). Cherished grandfather of Peter, Karibeth (Tim), Julie (Pat), Erin (Jon), Nicki, Steve, Jamie (Steve), Jesse (Kate), Tim (Nicole), Jason, Kelsey (Aaron), Amy and Alex. Adored great-grandfather of 14. Dear brother of the late Lester and Gertrude. Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah. Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:31:37 AM

LEE, ALBERT

Beloved husband of the late Lenore (nee Pritikin). Loving father of Ruth Fink (Jerry), Linda (Maris) Eshleman, and Stuart (Debbie) Lee. Proud grandfather of 7; and adored great-grandfather of 4. Memorials to the MDS Foundation. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:31:01 AM

NEWMAN, BOBBI

(nee Greenblatt), 79. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Cherished mother of Marc (Phyllis) and Jeffrey (Lisa). Proud and loving Grandma Bobbi of Marlee, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Geri and Emily. Dearest sister of Sandy Weiner and Shelly (Jerry) Bareck. Memorials to The Humane Society. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:30:21 AM

ORENSTEIN, BERNARD F.

71. Loving husband of Arlene (nee Novick). Devoted father Cheryl (Chris) Romeo and Adena (Paul) Buckholz. Proud grandfather of Edward, Nicole, Aidan and Riley. Dear brother of Sydney (Donna). Memorials to the Lurie’s Childrens Hospital, c/o Pediatric Brain Tumor Program. Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:29:35 AM

RAVEL, JACKLYN

(nee Petchenik), 75. Beloved wife of the late Ira. Dear sister of Bernard (Linda) Petchenik. Fond aunt of Lon Petchenik, Lisa (Darren) Antzis and Robin Petchenik; and great-aunt of Steven, Marlon and Noah. Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:28:50 AM

SAPIER, BERTA

(nee Schapochnik), 99. Beloved wife of the late Saul. Loving mother of Raquel (Ernesto) Finkelstein, Robert H. Sapier and Lillian S. (Ralph) Klein. Cherished Baba of Steven Finkelstein, Jacqueline (Frank) Sacco; and Ryan (Sara) and Jennifer Klein. Adored great-Baba of Clark, Nicholas and Chase Finkelstein; and Devin Sacco. Devoted daughter of the late Rose and Luis Schapochnik. Caring aunt of Rose Levy, Martha Weni and Ernie Roidfeld. Memorials to Temple Judea Mizpah. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:27:32 AM

VELICK, JOSEPH

97. Veteran, WWII. Most beloved husband of the late Marcella "Marcy" (nee Kaufman). Cherished father of Jeffrey (Sandy) Velick, Debbie (Alex) Jacobson and Cheryl (Bruce) Shapiro. Proud and dedicated grandpa of Bari (Jason) Kaplan, Jamie (Greg) Mintzias, Mindy (Dr. Aaron) Kallsnick, Brian Shapiro; and Sam and Rachael Jacobson. Adoring great-grandfather of Taylor, Brett, Cole, Emmy, Marissa and Michael. Dedicated son of the late Samuel and Rose. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 3/29/2017 9:26:53 AM

ABRAMS, SEYMOUR J.

90. Dear brother of the late Max (late Goldie) Abrams, Esther (the late Paul) Lehrfeld and Jack (the late Sylvia) Abramowitz. Cherished companion of Ruth Shayman. Memorials to Park Plaza. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/23/2017 10:35:18 AM

BEAUBAIRE, ROBERT M.

81. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Kaatz). Devoted father of Lynn Rutstein, Dr. Michael (Jackie) and David (Lisa). Proud grandfather of Jessica, Stephen, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Madeleine, Will and Charlie. Dear brother of Judie (Stephen) Elston. Fond brother-in-law of Leon Kaatz and Margie (Joseph) Picone. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to JDRF Illinois. North Shore Congregation Israel. Shalom Memorial Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 3/23/2017 10:34:42 AM

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