December 2007

BARTASHUNAS, RUTH
(nee LANGER). Oct. 17. Age 85. Mother of Mike (Susan Marantz) Langer and the late Jay Shlofrock. Sister of the late Florence Langer. Private arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Memorials to Jewish National Fund JNF, 60 Revere #960, Northbrook 60062.

BECKER, CHARLOTTE “EDDIE GIRL”
(nee GOLDSTEIN). Oct. 12. Age 76. Wife of 55 years to Berton. Mother of Barry and Jana. Grandmother of Travis and Morgan. Sister of Lois Coff. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Lupus Fdn.

BEMORAS, IRVING
Nov. 1. Age 76. Husband for 50 years of Sally (nee Lapedus). Father of David (Lisa), Bobby (Abbie); and Jill (Peter) Abruzzo. Grandfather of Michael, Danielle, Alec, Jonathan, Max and Charlie. Brother of Esther (Sol) Schreiber, Ralph and the late Paul (Ruth). Uncle and great-uncle of many, loved by all. All American basketball player at the University of Illinois, voted as one of the topp 100 players of all time. Played in the NBA 1953-1957. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to B’nai Brith Sports Lodge, The Irving Bemoras Scholarship Fund c/o 1433 Lorete Lane, Northbrook 60062.

BERK, NAOMI M.
(nee YAMPOL). Oct. 29. Age 78. Wife of the late Bernard Q. Mother of Lila Lerman and Sherry (Joel) Appelman. Grandmother of Michael (fiancée Victoria Volpi), Kevin, Steven Lerman and Doublas Appelman. Sister of Miriam (Aaron) Shadur, Judy (the late Rabbi Bernard) Mussman and Rabbi Hillel (Carol) Yampol. Aunt of 9, great-aunt of 20. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials for the Blind, Friedman Place, 5527 N. Maplewood, Chgo 60625.

BIRNDORF, ALLAN S.
Of Bethesda, MD. Father of Benjamin, Rashi and Jesse. Grandfather of Ethan Anthony Leo Carbone. Brother of Harold (Simone). Uncle of Michael (Sara), Wendi and Sheri. Great-uncle of Trevor and Joshua. A Chicago native who stayed in touch with his local friends, and in recent years was instrumental in reconnecting many 1950s "alumni" of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to the Jewish charity of your choice.

BLUMBERG, AVROM AARON
Husband of Judy (nee Kohlhagen). Father of David Martin, Susan (Tom Kason) Blumberg-Kason, and Jonathan. Grandfather of Jacob, Tamiris and Rachel. Brother of Vera (Lenny) Filson. Son-in-law of Adeline (the late Walter) Kohlhagen. Uncle and great-uncle of many. Private arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Memorials to Les Turner ALS Fdn., 5550 W. Touhy #302, Skokie 60077; or charity of choice.

BORDO, FRANCES
(nee PICKARD). Oct. 30. Age 94. Wife of the late Nathan. Mother of Renee (the late Bernard) Harlan and Charles (Wendy). Grandmother of Michael (Karen) and Steven (Janice) Harlan, Scott (Michele), Janeen (Ron) Blecker, and Karleigh. Great-grandmother of Jaclyn, Brian, Kimberli, Alex, Ryan and JD. Sister of Al (Goldie) and Erwin (Faye) Pickard. Aunt of many. President of Myra Kurland Heart Fund for 25 years. Past president of Asthmatic Children’s Aid. Arrangements by Westlawn Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn.

BRANDT, KEITH R.
Age 61. Pharmacy manager at Dominick's in Northbrook. Husband of Jan (nee Castriota). Son of the late Florence and Sidney. Father of Stephanie (Cary Haber) and Lauren, Sandi (Steven) Sladcik, and Ken (Milena) Pisano. Papa of Dean and Kyra Pisano, Rory Sladcik and Michael Haber. Brother of Lynne (Edwin) Grant. Uncle of Marla (Joseph) Schwartz and Lisa (Cary Goldberg) Grant. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10021.

BROMBERG, TILLIE G.
(nee GABEL). Wife of the late Melvin. Sister of the late Rose Cohen, Idelle Karsen and Sidney Gabel. Aunt of Roberta (Norman) Friedman, Judy (Jerry) Libman and the late Marilyn Berkowitz. Great-aunt and great-great aunt of many.
Special friend of Roz Brosten. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere, Northbrook 60062.

BROOKS, NORMAN MELVIN
Age 87. Husband of the late Dorothy P. (nee Price) for 56 years. Father of Joanne Brooks (Dr. Milton) Alter and Charles (Mary). Grandfather of Nina Rae and step-granddaughter Tanya Rosati. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to charity of choice.

BYSTER, RONALD
Oct. 11. Age 63. Husband of Suzanne Travers-Byster. Son of the late Morris and Adeline. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to charity of choice.

CHARNES, ALVIN E.
Oct. 24. Husband of the late Gloria (nee Lieberman). Father of Jonathan (Esther), Joanna (Steve Hegerfeld), and Deborah (Moses Vallejo). Grandfather of Kathryn, Yaron, Tal and Gil; Jeffrey Rosenthal; Viana Vallejo. Brother of Frederick and the late Eugene. Decorated WWII hero: Air Force Captain, completed 52 B-24 missions over Europe. Retired as Lt. Colonel in U.S. Air National Guard. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Glen Oak.

CHUNOWITZ, ANNE E.
(nee CAMINKER). Age 70. Wife of Jack. Mother of Carrie (Jim) Burgess. Grandmother of Heather Burgess. Sister of the late Joseph Caminker. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield, Grayslake 60030.

CIPINKO, LILLIAN “LAKIE”
(nee GOMBERG). Age 80, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Morton Grove. Wife for 57 years of the late Morris “Morrie.” Mother of Sherry (Michael) Gantwerker, and Scott (Karen, nee Mandel) and the late Robin Beth. Grandmother of Dr. Brian (fiancée Halina Abner) and Eric Gantwerker, and Adam. Sister of the late Mollie (Hyman) Siegel; and the late Sol (late Harriett) and late Joe (Belle) Gomberg. Sister-in-law of Allyn (the late Bob) Fine; and the late Al (Marian) and late Jack (late Maxine). Daughter of the late Sam and Rebecca Gomberg. Aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Leukemia Research Fdn., 2700 Patriot Blvd. #100, Glenview 60026; or Emory Eye Center, 1365B Clifton, N.E. #4403, Atlanta, GA 30322 (attn: David Woolf).

CIPKIN, BARBARA “BELLA”
Wife of Howard for 56 years. Mother of Fred (Patricia), Ava (Michael) Feder and Michelle (Ross) Waxman. Bubbie and grandma Bella of Lauren, Kira, Jennifer (Jasiel) Calleja, Rebecca, Mallory and Jacob. Great-grandmother of Skyler. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Fdn., 500 N. Dearborn #305, Chgo 60610.

COHEN, CELIA
Wife of the late Albert. Mother of Marlene (Harold) Katz and Charlotte (Marshall) Salkin. Grandmother of 3. Great-grandmother of 6. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to charity of choice.

COHEN, DENA
(nee BANZULY). Age 93. Mother of Marvin (Sheila), and Arlene (the late Ed) Shworles. Grandmother of Michael (Donna), Allison (Jeffrey) Dunn, Robin Graham, and the late Dale (Lisa). Great-grandmother of 8. Great-great-grandmother of 1. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Breast Cancer Research, 5005 LBJ Fwy #250, Dallas, TX 75244.

COHEN, ELAINE
(nee ROSENBERG). Age 85. Wife of the late Leo. Mother of Edward (Lynn), Frani (Byron) Udell, Skip (Janet) and Tami (Martin). "Grandma Lanie" of Tina, Joseph, Thomas, Danny, Lee, Maggie, Lee, Stephanie, Jake, Sami and Alec. Sister of the late Charmaine Goldstein. Aunt and great-aunt of many; and family member Ellen "Nell" Sweeney. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to charity of choice.

COHEN, ROBERT “BOB”
Age 73. Husband of the late Barbara. Father of Amy and Adam. Brother of June (Hy) Weiner and the late Ronald. Uncle of many. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to charity of choice.

DIAMOND, IRV
Age 78, in Sunny Isles, FL, formerly of Chicago. Husband of 58 years to Rena. Father of Michael, Robin Sachs, and Francine Dyer. Grandfather of Ashley, Brett, Elizabeth, Jessica and Amanda. Brother of Lou (Marlene), Shirley (the late Jack) Foreman, and the late Betty Bryan.

DOBKIN, LOUIS
Son of the late Joseph and Mary. Brother of the late Betty (Bill) Blumenthal, Rose Golub, Dorothy (Sam) Persky, and Harry. Uncle of Mara Blumenthal, Norman (Rosalie), and Bernie Persky, and their children. A loyal and caring friend, and took extraordinary care of his sister Rose for many years. Private arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Memorials to charity of choice.

DOLGIN, MARCELLA E.
(nee WEISSLER). Age 79. Wife of the late Morris. Mother of Dr. Daniel (Suzanne), Dr. Steven (Sheryl) and the late Paula (Mark) Stasik. Grandmother of Elissa (Michael) Jones; Keats and Eliot; Sara and Michael Stasik. Sister of the late Ethel (Dr. Martin) Cohen. Sister-in-law of Ruth (Seymour) Laurie and Arlene Marmar. Aunt, cousin and friend of many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Schoolcraft College Fdn. for the Dolgin Family Scholarship Fund, 18600 Haggerty, Livonia, MI 48152.

DUDNIK, SABINA FRANK
Wife of the late Itzchak. Mother of Elliot Eliasaf (Laura Susan), and Zahava Dudnik (John P.) Doering. Grandmother of 9. Great-grandmother of 9. Sister of Lea Nataniel and the late Arye Frank. Sister-in-law of Shifra Frank and the late Arye Nataniel. Aunt and great-aunt of many. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment at Kibbutz Ein Harod Ichud, Israel. Memorials to Spiritual Adoption program of Na’amat USA Greater Chicago Council, 8707 N. Skokie #LL2, Skokie 60077 (847) 675-7275; or plant Jewish National Fund trees in Israel.

EPSTEIN, SCOTT M.
Age 47. Husband of Beth (nee Weisberg). Father of Paige and Sydney. Son of Gloria and the late Philip. Brother of Faith (Ricky) Zelinsky, Andi Gitlin and Wendy (Dean) Nichols. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to DuPage P.A.D.S., 705 W. Liberty, Wheaton 60187.

ESKOFF, IRVIN H.
Oct. 17. Age 79. Husband of the late Harriet and Ann (nee Caras). Father of Sharon (Larry) Saltzman, Renee (Roger) Smith, and David (Tarna). Grandfather of Phillip, Jennifer, Cory, Cameron, Megan, Chloe, Erin and Sarah. Brother of Elaine (Norbert) Berman. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to charity of choice.

FILERMAN, BETTY “BIBS”
(nee SALZMAN). Nov. 1. Age 99. Wife of the late Peter. Mother of Arno (Marcia). Grandmother of Barry (fiancée Karen Aredia), Lori (Ricky) Bourque and Stacey. Great-grandmother of Eyona, Peter and Jerrick. Sister of the late Winifred (late Philip) Plesofsky and Arthur (Annette and the late Bernice) Salzman. Caregiver and friend of Fe Naldoza. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Rainbow Hospice, 444 N. Northwest Hwy #145, Park Ridge 60068.

FOLKOFF, ARTHUR R.
Husband of Sue (nee Sabel). Father of Barbara (Charles) Grotts, Sharon (Ben) Nethercot, Carey (Adam) Hecktman and Amy (Ed) Kraus. Grandfather of David, Jonathan, Joey, Graham, Jackson, Elsa, Haley, Noah and Eli. Brother of Richard. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Private arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals.

FRANKEL, ROY
Age 83. Husband for 55 years of Anita (nee Weiss). Father of Karen (Mark) Jones. Grampi of Mackenzie and Calli. Brother of Charles “Chuck” (Helga) and the late Sidney (late Joan). Uncle of many, and will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to charity of choice.

FRIEDLAND, PEARL
(nee ABROHAMS). Oct. 22. Age 96. Wife of the late Rabbi Eric. Mother of Jotham (Roberta), and the late Rachel (Allan) Zuckerman. Grandmother of Joel (Stacy), Mark and David (Suzanne); Jane (Edward) Best, Adam (Nora) Zuckerman. Great-grandmother of 11. Sister of Mildred (the late Billy) Glick, the late Leah (late Robert) Levitas, and the late Estelle (Harry) Epstein. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Private arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Memorials to Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells, Chgo 60606.

FRIEDMAN, BECKIE
(nee ALBELDA). Age 81. Mother of Pamela (Dale) Kaufman. Nona of Danny, Carrie and Bobby Kaufman. Sister of the late Jack (late Stella) and the late Eddie (Raye) Albelda. Aunt of many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Christopher and Dana Reeve Fdn., 636 Morris Tpk., Short Hills, NJ 07078.

FRIEDMAN, NANCY
(nee MYERS). Wife of Michael. Mother of Gary (Ra’Tonya) and Donald. Grandmother of Noa’Sosa. Sister of James (Judy) Myers. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere, Northbrook 60062; or any cancer charity of choice.

GARLAND, SHELLY
Age 74. Husband of Adrienne (nee Sommer). Father of Larry (Kathy), Vicki (Paul) Morton, and Jill (Stuart) Bernsen. Grandfather of Addie, Ellie, Mae, Stella, Jennifer, Paige, William, Grace, Serina and Rosie. Brother of Geraldine Skolnik, Bernard, and the late Carl. Long-standing member of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El and Green Acres Country Club. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to Weizmann Institute of Science for Cancer Research, 180 N. Stetson #840, Chgo 60601; or Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells, Chgo 60606.

GERBER, SHIRLEY R.
(nee ROSHAL). Wife of Robert. Mother of Michael (Rita), Richard (Beth) and Anita (Joel Sugar) Gerber. Grandmother of Andrew, Rachel, Jessica, Jamie and Zoe; Nicole and Danny Sugar. Sister of Emma (Jacob) Bernstein and the late Gertrude (late Louis) Green, Israel (late Leah), Sol (late Jean) and Jay (late Hertha) Roshal. Aunt of many. Private arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Gertrude and Louis Green Scholarship Fund, Hadassah, 4711 Golf, Skokie 60076.

GERBIE, ALBERT B., M.D.
Oct. 15. Educator, clinician, researcher and editor, affiliated with Northwestern University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for over four decades, treating over 12,000 women patients and delivering over 3,000 babies. Pioneered research in prenatal genetic diagnosis. Past chairman, president, director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1975-1996. Responsible for Board Certification of OB/GYN specialists in the U.S. Husband for 55 years and childhood sweetheart of the late Barbara (nee Hirsch), who preceded him in death 26 hours earlier. Father of Gail, Ralph and Jody. Grandfather of Heather Oberly, David, Danielle and Kevin. Brother and partner of Dr. Melvin (Patti). Uncle and friend of many. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Shalom. Practiced the sport of ice dancing for over 50 years, was active in governance of the Skokie Valley Skating Club. Memorials to Northwestern University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 251 E. Superior, Chgo 60611; or United States Figure Skating Assn., 20 First St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 tel: 719-635-5200.

GERBIE, BARBARA HIRSCH
Oct. 14, of a broken heart. Wife for 55 years and childhood sweetheart of the late Dr. Albert B., who died Oct. 15. Mother of Gail, Ralph and Jody. Grandmother of Heather Oberly, David, Danielle and Kevin. Sister-in-law of Dr. Melvin (Patti). Aunt and friend of many. The most important things in Barbara's life were love of family, nature, spiritual life and the need to love others. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Shalom. Memorials to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax #100, Arlington, VA 22203 tel: 800-628-6860; or Canine Companions for Independence, 2965 Dutton, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 tel: 866-224-3647.

GERCH, SOPHIE
Age 94. Wife of the late Morris. Mother of Barbara and Steven (Karen). Granny of Emma. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Susan Komen Breast Cancer Fdn., PO Box 6503909, Dallas, TX 75265.

GLICK, ESTELLE
(nee ALLEN). Wife of the late Louis. Mother of Dr. Roberta (Terry Unterman), Michael, and the late Marcy Glick-Schwartz. Grandmother of Daniel and Jonah Glick-Unterman. Sister of Ronnie (Harold) Sofferman and the late Herbert Allen. Sister-in-law of Shirley Sweet (Gilbert Ehrlich) and Herb (Joan) Orlove. Aunt of jIlene, Denise, Bruce and Freddie Sofferman, Jack and Lee Orlove and the Sweet kids. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to Marcy Glick-Schwartz Brain Tumor Memorial Fund, Hektoen Inst., 2100 W. Harrison, Chgo 60612.

GOLDMAN, MYRA
Oct. 15. Age 94. Daughter of the late Israel B. Goldman and Pauline (nee Stern). Former employee of Goldblatt Bros. and 43-year resident of 535 N. Michigan Ave. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Interment Bnai Brith. Memorials to Jewish Federation, 30 S. Wells, Chgo 60606.

GOLDSTEIN, ROSE
(nee SEIDEN). Age 101, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Chicago. Wife of the late Morris. Mother of Joan (Gene) Ginsburg. Grandma of Mark (Aleece) and Larry (Karen) Ginsburg and Cheryl (Lewis) Shancer. Great-grandmother of David, Joey, Dori, Jeffrey, Joshua and Elizabeth. Sister of the late Gertrude Messenger and Phil Seiden. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to American Diabetes Assn.

GRENLY, LILLIAN
(nee BERNSTEIN). Age 89. Wife of the late Maurice L. Mother of Diane (Aaron) Grau, Civia (George) Dunn, and the late Alan. Grandmother of Julie (Hans) Van Overbeek, Christie (Stan) Gosch, Joshua (Katie) and Michael (Nikki) Dunn, Rachel (Rod) Berry. Great-grandmother of 12. Sister-in-law of Helen (the late Louis) Greenberg and Shirley (the late Joseph) Ghilardi. Aunt and friend to many. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to American Cancer Assn., 820 Davis #340, Evanston 60201; or American Heart Assn., 208 S. LaSalle, Chgo 60604.

GROSSMAN, GERTRUDE A. “TRUDEL”
(nee ADLER). Oct. 12. Age 94. Wife of the late Leonard J. Mother of Leonard A. (Cynthia Barnard) and Raymon A. (Darleen). Grandmother of Aryn Lenn (Ted) Froum, Sarah Rae, Maris Ellan and Seth. Great-grandmother of Gabrielle and Samuel Lior Froum. Aunt of Mari Ann (Al) Schwartzenberg. Mother-in-law of Sally. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment B’nai B’rith. Memorials to West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem, River Forest 60305.

GZESH, MAE R.
(nee SIMON). Age 79. Wife for 52 years of the late Harold. Mother of Bette (Peter) Cieslak and Robin (Jim) Moran. Grandmother of Andrew, Brad (Blake) and Brian Cieslak, Elizabeth, Shaina and Blair Moran. Daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Simon. Aunt, cousin and friend of many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington #400, Chgo 60661, 312.651.7350.

HARRISON, JEFFREY MITCHELL
Age 24, of Deerfield, in the Pharmacy Program at Butler University, after a 9-year battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Son of Michael and Judy (nee Buffen). Brother of Steven. Grandson of Rose and the late Maurice Buffen, Betty and the late Harold. Boyfriend of Carah Gilbert. Great-nephew of Fay Derdiger, Barbara and Hank Render. Nephew of Ken (Jacki) and Mark (Eileen), David (Lois) Buffen. Cousin and friend to many. Jeffrey had a tremendous passion for politics, philosophy, debate, music and social justice. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to the Deerfield High School, Band Program, 1959 N. Waukegan, Deerfield 60015.

HAUSLER, LOTTE
(nee GUTMAN). Age 90. Wife for 33 years of Ephraim. Mother of Judith (Harold) Duckler and Jay (Catherine). Grandmother of James and Lisa. Her greatest love was her family. Devoted to her faith, passionate about Israel, enjoyed helping others through teaching, care giving and charity. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove, Chgo 60613.

HERST, IRWIN
Oct. 20. Age 85. Husband of Lorraine (nee Smith). Father of Faye (Joseph) Bright and the late Dr. Mark J. Zayde of Victor and Jason Bright. Brother of Edith (George) Wolnak. Brother-in-law of the late Joseph (Ruth) Smith. Relative and friend of many. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to charity of choice.

HIRSCH, DAVID JORDAN
Age 20, a junior at Illinois State University, active member at Hillel and student mentor for city of Chicago children. Son of Steven and Dianne (nee Sapoznick). Brother of Julie and Danny. Grandson of Rosalyn and Sheldon, and Phyllis and the late Burt Sapoznick. Nephew of Jill (Luis) Torero, Micah Sapoznick and Michael (Cynthia). Cousin of Sebastian, Eliana, Sean, Carlye and Alec. David will be missed for his loyalty, kind heart and giving nature. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Beth Tikvah Cong., 300 Hillcrest, Hoffman Estates 60195, 847-885-4545.

ISAACS, SALLY
(nee SHAPIRO). Age 82. Wife of the late William. Mother of Susan (Duane Thompson), Andrea and Arthur (Pamela Larson). Sister of Marvin (Lou) and Homer (Kathe) Shapiro and the late Phyllis Epstein. Retired school teacher Edison Elementary School, Morton Grove. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Interment Rosemont. Memorials to Between Friends, PO Box 608548, Chgo 60660.

JACOBSON, ALYCE B.
(nee POSNER). Oct. 27. Age 88. Wife of the late Philip. Mother of Debby (Robert) Greenberg and the late Jacqueline (Herbert) Lippitz. Grandmother of Brad (Jonathan) Pizer-Lippitz, Deena (Keith) Pascal, Jonathan and Stephen (Kristi) Lippitz, Kari (David) Robbins, Anita (Robert) Tempchin, Courtney Plotsky, and Stephanie Greenberg. Great-grandmother of 10. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to American Brain Tumor Assn., 2720 River Rd., Des Plaines 60018.

JOSEPH, CELIA F.
Age 98, of Simi Valley, CA, formerly of Chicago. Wife of the late Dr. Francis. Mother of Sheldon (Mary) and Dr. Robert (Nancy). Grandmother of France (Brian) Pico; Jennifer, Sarah and Aaron (Laila); Elizabeth (Pierre) Brahy, Amy Joseph-Mosely and Mara (Captain John IV, USMC) Rutherford. Great-grandmother of Julia, Alexander, Dara, and Samaya. Sister of Albert (Doris) Fuenfer and the late Shirley Platt, Adele Fox, Esther Nix, Lee Roth and Regina Breitowich. Aunt to many. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Rosemont. Memorials to Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan, Chgo 60660.

KAHN, BURTON B.
Oct. 24. Age 58. Husband of Brenda G. (nee Sternfeld). Father of Michael (Rachel) and Steven. Brother of Sandra (Howard) Schwedel. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Emanuel Cong., 5959 N. Sheridan, Chgo 60660.

KOMIE, ROBERT S.
Age 65. Father of Michelle, and Carol (Buck) Taylor. Grandfather of Wyatt, Jake and Ace. Brother of Barry (Eileen), and Cindy (Rafi) Nissim. Son of Sylvia and the late Milton. Uncle of Megan, Robin and Ronit. Fiancé of Karen Jaffe and friend to her daughter Rachel. Private arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN), 2141 Rosecrans #7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.

KRONEN, ADAM SETH
Age 33. Husband of Lee-Ann Yang, and “Papa” to puppy Milo. Son of Eve and Harvey. Son-in-law of Dolores and Wei Yang. Grandson of Ruth Sivin and Lillian Cohen. Nephew, cousin and friend. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Entombment Rosehill. Memorials to charity of choice.

KROTISH, RENA
(nee JACOBS). Oct. 18. Age 95. Wife of the late David. Mother of Stuart (Nancy) Mantell, Roberta (Phil) Myers, Iris (the late Mickey) Wolf, Sheila (the late Joe) Friedman, and the late Paul. Grandmother of 10, and great-grandmother of 10. Sister of Jack (Mary) Jacobs and the late Francis (late Milton) Flusser. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Condell Hospice, 115 W. Church, Libertyville 60048.

KUNIK, SHEILA
(nee MORGANSTINE). Age 71. Wife of the late Sherwin. Mother of David, Caroline and Susan (John) Townley. Grammy of Samantha Townley. Sister of Greta (the late Arthur) DeBofsky and the late Jerry (Rita) Morgan. Friend and aunt of many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 820 Davis #400, Evanston 60201.

LABKON, DR. STEPHEN H.
Age 65. Husband for 40 years of Diane L. (nee Weiner). Father of Jordan R. and Matthew J. Son of the late Florence and Sam. Son-in-law of the late Jean and Sam Weiner. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Lymphoma Research Fdn., 111 Broadway, 19th Fl., NY 10006, www.lymphoma.org.

LEIBMAN, DAVID A.
Oct. 13. Age 82. Husband of the late Elaine. Father of Suzanne (Dovid) Leibman Shenker, Michael, and Jody Ruth. Grandfather of Ben-Zion (Leah), Yosef Shalom (Ilisa) and Zachary. Great-grandfather of Chaya Elka, Elka Leah, Esther Chana, Chana Sara and Rochel. Brother of Rochelle (Ralph) Field. Friend of Rosalie Blonder. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, 4500 W. Main, Skokie 60076; or charity of choice.

LIEBLING, LEONARD
Oct. 20. Age 76. Husband of Hazel (nee Sobel). Father of Beth and Jeff (Janette). Grandfather of Kaitlin, Jack and Peter. Son of the late Sadie. Uncle of Alan, Hollie and Heather. Brother-in-law, cousin and friend. Lenny was a kind and gentle man who will be missed by all. Arrangements by Westlawn Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, 11350 McCormick #906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1002.

LOOB, BEVERLY
(nee LAMBERT). Oct. 15. Age 73. Mother of Debra (Brenda Lockard), Steven (Julie Pfankuch); Susan (Joel) Geffen. Grandmother of Allison Lockard-Loob; Katie, Sam and Jessica; Shelby and Eli Geffen. Sister of Gerald (Rita) Lambert. Arrangements by Westlawn Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Fdn., 8-950 Factor Bldg. Box 951780, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1780: specify for Head and Neck Cancer Research.

LORD, ARLENE
(nee WITZ). Oct. 27. Age 67. Wife of Maurice. Sister of Kenneth Witz. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn.

MARCO, GERALD F.
Age 93. Former owner of Marco Liquors, noted designer of collectible decanters. Husband of Helen (nee Rosenthal). Father of Ellen-Sue (Ronald) Rubenstein and Richard (Laura). Grandfather of Alan (Bari), Brian (Andrea) and Adam Rubenstein; Blair (Nolan) Lebovitz; Melissa (David) Miller, and Jim. Great-grandfather of Gabriel and Justin. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Piser Funeral Services. Interment Shalom. Memorials to charity of choice.

MENDELSON, ALBERT S.
Age 86. Husband of Millie Freud (nee Lurie). Father of Serita (Hank) Tarlow, Claire (Julius) Ciss, and Daniel (Lisa). Stepfather of Steven (Linda), Bruce (Marta) and Elissa (Steven Willis) Freud. Grandfather of Alexandra, Miriam, Ari, Yael, Eitan, Avi and Ezra. WWII veteran, and a chemist that helped develop the atomic bomb. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, 29 E. Madison #1514, Chgo 60645; or Zionist Organization of Chicago, 9131 Niles Center #120, Skokie 60076.

MILLER, ADELE
Oct. 29. Age 94. Sister of the late David Miller and Luba Bond. Cousin of Abel (Judy) Friedman. Aunt of Eleanor Alper. Adele was a translator in Yiddish, Russian, Polish and Hebrew for people around the world and for the Holocaust Museum. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Memorials to Spertus College Asher Library, 618 S. Michigan, Chgo 60605.

MOORE, MELISSA GLAZER
Age 45, of Hallandale, FL, formerly of Skokie. Daughter of Roslyn (nee Shear) and the late Norman Glazer. Wife of Chris Moore. Granddaughter of Dorothy Shear and the late Celia Godley, Barney Shear, Sam and Sara Glazer. Melissa will be dearly missed by her many special friends. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to charity of choice.

NICKER, HOWARD
Oct. 17. Age 84. Husband of the late Rosalyn (nee Rubenstein). Father of Barbara (Scott) Stewart and Scott (Lena). Grandfather of Jay (Pam) and Stephen (Mikel) Bernstein and Caryn (Harold) Kirman. Great-grandfather of Lauren, Lexi, Philip, Emily and Logan. Brother of the late Raye, and Lillian (the late Howard) Schwartz. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Cong. Beth Shalom of Naperville, 772 W. Fifth, Naperville 60563.

OKMIN, SARA
Age 90. Wife of Sam. Mother of Arnie (Karen) and Michael (Iris). Grandmother of Joel, Mitchell (Lori), Audra (John), Mara (Leonid); and Robin (Steve) Saltzman. Great-grandmother of Alexa, Nathan, Madison and Evan. Sister of Phyllis (the late Hershey) Bialeck, and the late Anne (Howard) Mansfield, Rose (George) Weber, Natalie (George) Sorenson, Mark Gilbert, and Edward Goldberg. Sister-in-law of Sonia Gilbert. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Shalom. Memorials to charity of choice.

PIELL, PAULINE
Age 90. Wife for 65 years of the late Leonard. Mother of Joyce (Jerome) Wexler and Jay (Linda). Grandmother of Deborah (David Freidman) Wexler, Sarah (Jonathan) Lewis, David and Samantha. Great-grandmother of Rebecca and Aaron Lewis, and Samuel Friedman. Sister of the late Sofie (late Nat) Gerstein, the late Max (Anne) Krause, the late Fay (late Lee) Siegel, the late Paul (late Esther) Korostoff, the late Eva (late Tony). Aunt of many. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Cong. Bnai Shalom of Buffalo Grove, 701 Aptakasic 60087.

REIMER, ISRAEL “ISKY” ROBERT
Sept. 29. Age 84, of Las Vegas, NV. He served proudly in the 393rd Squadron, 367 Fighter Group (the "Dynamite Gang") of the U.S. Air Force during WWII, receiving several medals of honor. Owner of National Insurance Agency in Las Vegas. Past president of the Greater Heritage Corp., Lincolnwood, IL. He is survived by his wife, Adrianne; daughters Nika and Marjory Reimer, Francie Lehmer, Alexa Dunn; stepchildren Stacey, Larry and Michael Sachs; and grandchildren David Jr., Siobhan andMax Garrity, Emilio Lehmer, Nathaniel Jakus, Lena Grundhoefer, Ian and Raleigh Dunn. Graveside services were held Oct. 2 at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.

RIVKIN, RITA
(nee MARCUS). Wife of the late Milton. Mother of Eric (Sheri) and Carl (Maria). Grandmother of Sandra (Gary) Fugate. Great-grandmother of Mitchell Fugate. Sister of Sylvia (the late Maurice) Krasner, and Idelle (the late Alex) Kaplan. Aunt of many. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to charity of choice.

ROSENBERG, ARNOLD P.
Age 74. Husband of Naomi (nee Kaplan) for 48 years. Father of Gail (Fred) Varhula, Cheryl (Larry) Appleman and Nancy (Kevin) Nagourney. Grandpa of Allison, Ben, Carly, Sam, Douglas, Robyn and Jason. Brother of Elaine (the late Manny) Mills, Ruthe (the late Morrie) Pechter and Charlene (the late Larry) Salzman. Uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many. Pharmacist for over 47 years. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to City of Hope, Bobby Blechman Chapter, 1125 Lake Cook #208, Northbrook 60062.

ROTBLATT, RONALD
Father of Sue (Steve) Tuchman and Dan Allen. Grandpa of Alison and Jaclyn Tuchman, Adam and Ben Allen. Private arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Memorials to Center for Enriched Living, 280 Saunders, Riverwoods 60015.

RUBIN, ESTHER
(nee COHEN). Oct. 13. Age 75. Wife of Marvin. Mother of 6. Grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Sister of Benjamin (Kay) and George (Esther) Mallen. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Hospice of Calumet Area.

RUBIN, LEONARD
Husband for 57 years to Jeannette (nee Cohn). Father of Esther, Arthur (Marcy), and Sarah (Jordan) Berlin. Grandfather of Joseph, Zachary, Mandy and Yonah. Brother of Dr. Sylvia Steiner and Harry (Ida) Robbins. Brother-in-law of Meyer (Sarell) and Dorothy Cohn, and Ruth Hanig. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Waldheim. Memorials to Easy K Foundation, HC 80 Box 1130, Sage, AR 72573.

RUSHAKOFF, ALAN R.
Age 63. Husband of Laura (nee Luffer) for 24 years. Cousin of Bobbi (Larry) Goldsmith. Brother-in-law of Charles and Carol Luffer. Son of the late Isadore and Beverly. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Fisher House Fdn., 1401 Rockville Pike #600, Rockville, MD 20852. (Foundation helps miklitary families in need).

SANDMAN, HARRY L.
Husband of the late Molly (nee Mines). Father of Gail (Gilbert) Zomick and Ronald. Grandfather of Lori (Brian) Rosenberg, Guy (Julie) Zomick, Jacob and Daniel. Great-grandfather of Maxx and Carly Zomick, Quaid and Mason Rosenberg. Son of the late Jacob and Lena. Brother of Albert (Sonny), the late Ruth Nosanov, Larry (the late Anne), Joseph (the late Josephine), Donald (Barbara) and Paul. Friend of Darius Brauel. Lifetime member of Twin Orchard. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Assn., 225 N. Michigan, Chgo 60601.

SCHAFFER, EZRA
Age 92. Brother of Harvey. Son of the late Jacob and Helen. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Jewish Waldheim. Memorials to Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark, Chgo 60603.

SELON, CHARLES “CHUCK”
Oct. 29. Age 82. Husband for over 60 years of Evelyn “Evee” (nee Galinsky). Father of Sheryl (Fred) Socoloff and Michael (Lisa Brenner). Zaide of Rachel Altholz, Shawn Socoloff, Mark, Daniel and Adam. Great Zaide of Tyler and Ashley Altholz. Son of the late Rose and Harry. Brother of the late Abe, Betty Mendelson, Ann Alterson and Meyer. Uncle Chuck to many. A wonderful friend, always had a story to tell. Worked in the jewelry business, starting his own company in 1958. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Hospice of the Valley, 5111 N. Scottsdale #108, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

SIEGEL, SYLVIA
(nee LEIBOWITZ). Oct. 18. Age 92. Wife of the late Samuel “Eddie.” Mother of Arline (Ben) Pauker, and Barton (Julie). Grandmother of Aaron and Evan Pauker, Jeff (Jill) and Todd. Great-grandmother of Brooklyn. Sister of Manny (Erika) Leib, the late Leon Leibowitz and Rochelle Farber. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Jewish Oakridge. Memorials to City of Hope.

SINGER, ROBERT “BOB”
Oct. 29. Age 69. Partner for 10 years of Nanci Weinfeld. Father of Michael (Candy) and Alan (Nancy). Grandfather of Joey, Jordyn and Ben. Brother of Dr. Myron (Benay), and Barbara (Dr. Edward) Weiss. Friend of Nanci Weinfeld’s children and grandchildren. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Cancer Research Fdn., PO Box 0493, Chgo 60690, 312.630.0055.

SMOLEN, RUTH
(nee LIPSITZ). Wife of the late Jack. Mother of the late Harvey (Fern), and Nancy (Lawrence) Sherman. Grandmother and great-grandmother. Private arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Memorials to Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview 60025-2050.

STONE, JACK
Husband of Norma (nee Krugman). Father of Art (Janice), Marty (Jan) and Ron (Gabrielle). Grandfather of Steven (Kim), Brian, Dan, Jeffrey, Rachel and Sarah. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Memorials to charity of choice.

SYLVAN, RONALD
Age 68. Father of Robert. Brother of Gary (Debbie) and Steven (Patti). Uncle of Ian (Jamie), Scott (Laura), Lisa (Mark) Sarnoff, and Michael. Special friend of Susan Piscitello. He will also be missed by Barbara Sylvan and Susan Kirschner. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Interment Rosehill. Memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans #7000, El Segundo, CA 90245; and American Cancer Society, 820 Davis #400, Evanston 60201.

TSUKERMAN, GENNADY
Oct. 20. Age 59. Husband of Diana (nee Ameltchenia). Father of Kiryl and Vadim, and Svetlana (Igor) Lokshin. Grandfather of Eugene and Roman. Brother of Boris (Tslya) and Valery (Ludmila). Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals. Services were at Ezra Habonim, interment Belarus.

TUCKER, SHERRY
(nee SOREF). Oct. 10. Age 59. Wife of Berry. Mother of Jami (Brett Chromy) and David. Daughter of the late Barbara Soref. Granddaughter of Edith Waller. Sister of Karyn (Marty) Graff, Debi (Randy) Moore, Steven (Lisa) Ross. Daughter-in-law to Sheldon (the late Regina). Sister-in-law to Abbie and Robert. Grandmother to Cade and Gavin Chromy. Aunt to Katie, Tracy, Jordan (Emilie), Joshua, Justin (Erin), Brandy and Cooper. Arrangements by Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals. Interment Mt. Isaiah Israel. Memorials to Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, 233 W. Joe Orr Rd., Chicago Heights 60411.

TURSKY, SHIRLEY
(nee TRIFFLER). Wife of the late Aaron "Archie." Mother of Bill (Andrea), Helene Kravitz and Caryn (Peter Bonnick). Grandmother of Liza and Paul, Lauren (Chris) Amoroso, Hillary Kravitz, and Aiden Tursky Bonnick. Great-grandmother of Bennett and Andrew. Sister of Elaine (Harold) Margules and Pauline (Howard) Morrison. Aunt and great-aunt of many. Shirley will be missed by her dear friends. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Shalom. Memorials to LUNGevity, 2421 N. Ashland, Chgo 60614, tel: 773-281-LUNG.

WEINER, EVA D.
Age 90. Wife of the late Rabbi Karl of Temple Judea Mizpah. Mother of Dr. James (Carolyn Friend) and Dan (Ellen). Omi of Jessica Willis; Benno (Mary O’Brien), Josh (Janelle) and Carl; Jack (Melissa), Cortney and Ivy Mackin. Great-grandmother of Macayla, Isaiah, Mason and Milo. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Rabbi Karl Weiner Scholar in Residence Fund c/o Temple Judea Mizpah, 8610 Niles Center Rd., Skokie 60077; or Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chgo 60613; or Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie 60077.

WOLF, ROBERT K.
Age 84, over 50-year resident of Highland Park. Husband for 61 years of Dorothy (nee Datlow). Father of Susan (Dr. Steven) Bloch, Zoe (Dr. Richard) Kaufman, and Clint (Sandee Abern). Grandpa of Judd and Ryan Bloch, Katie and Joshua Dimand. Brother of Phyllis (Buddy) Siegel. Uncle, cousin and friend of many. Owner of District Furniture, president of Smart Living Furniture. Award-winning member of Orchid Society. Arrangements by Shalom Memorial Funeral Home. Interment Shalom. Memorials to Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030, 888.392.0392.

Posted: 11/26/2007 2:06:34 PM
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