Obituaries

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ELSTEIN, ROCHELLE S. ‘SHELLI’, PHD

76. Beloved wife of Arthur S. Loving mother of Elana (Jeffrey), Aaron (Mara) and David (Shuyuan). Adored Safta of Max, Marlena and Evan. Cherished sister of Carole (Don) Beere. Dear sister-in-law of the late Vivian E. Rice. Treasured aunt of Andrea (late Marshall) Yablon, Jonathan (Sibylle) and Jennifer (Jeff Freeman) Beere. Memorials to the Adult Education Fund at Anshe Emet or to HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). Anshe Emet Synagogue. Memorial Park Cemetery. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:43:59 AM

FISCHER, BRUNO

95. Veteran, WWII. Beloved husband of Ruth (nee Goldschmidt) and the late Steffi. Loving father of Ernest (Cheryl) and Steven Fischer. Step-father and best friend of David and the late Steven and Deborah Kaplan. Devoted grandfather of Brian (Allison), Jennifer (D'Angelo), Angela (Jeff), Elizabeth, Scott (Sandy), and the late Kelly Kaplan. Cherished great-Opa of six. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Rabbi Kurtz Discretionary Fund at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:43:20 AM

GOLDSTEIN, DONALD

80. Beloved brother of Larry (Janice) and Richard (Linda). Loving uncle of Jill (Mark) Royce, Ellory (Chad) Zamler and Ryan (Allison) Goldstein. Cherished great-uncle of five. Memorials to the Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation. Weinstein and Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:42:39 AM

GOLDSTEIN, LENORE ‘LIBBY’

(nee Lorber). Loving wife of Marvin. Beloved mother of Marcie Press (Dr. Peter) and Jay (Michelle) Goldstein. Proud grandmother of Freddi (Marshall), Brittany and Sheridan. Cherished great-grandmother of Asher, Sloane and Ethan. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:41:56 AM

GOTFRIED, PEARL

(nee Heizler), 92. Beloved wife of the late Leon. Loving mother of Mark (Janice) Gotfried and Joanne (Gary) Kirshenbaum. Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Joel (Megan) and Jonathan (Elana) Gotfried; and Jordy (Ally), Elana and Eric (Meredith) Kirshenbaum. Adored great-grandmother of eight. Devoted sister of Sarah (the late Wolf) Danziger and the late Mike (the late Lily) Heizler. Treasured aunt of Annette (David) Gorenstein, Larry (Deborah) Danziger, Toby (Neal) Deutsch and Sasa Neuman. Memorials to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:41:09 AM

HARRIS, JILL SUSAN

54. Cherished daughter of Rowan (nee Galesburg) and the late Norman L. Loving sister of David (Laura) Harris and Julie (Larry) Einhorn. Dear aunt of Matthew, Lindsay and Aaron. Memorials to Comfort Hospice. Lakeside Congregation. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:40:23 AM

HOFMAN, EVA

(nee Kahn). Beloved wife of the late Ludwig. Loving mother of Barbara and Alan Sporn; Debbie and Gary Lindon; and Monica and Rich Magid. Proud Omi of Laurie (Arlyn) Tratt, Bonnie (Ben) Fine, Gary (Sara) and Jeffrey Sporn; Zachary (Erica) Lindon, Jori (Jeff) Bosken, Bryce Lindon; Beth, Aaron, Sammy and Jacob Magid; Brayden and Quinn Tratt; Alice Fine, Lorelai, Reese, Adley and Tobey Lindon; and Noa Bosken. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to The Selfhelp Home. Congregation Ezras Israel of West Rogers Park. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.  

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:39:37 AM

KAHAN, PENNY NATHAN

(nee Schwartz), 72. Soul mate and wife of Brian Burrows. Mother of Daniel (Claire) and Noah Furhman (Karina); and step-mother of Karin Stolarski (Joe). Grandmother of Reese James Furhman; and William and Emma Stolarski. Sister of Gil, Sondra and Chuck. Memorials to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Illinois Chapter. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:38:46 AM

KAPLAN, STEVEN

63. Beloved son of Ruth (Bruno) Fischer and the late Dr. Leslie Kaplan. Devoted brother of David (Alex) and the late Deborah. Dearest father of Scott (Sandy) and the late Kelly. Cherished grandpa of Isaac. Memorials to the Rabbi Kurtz Discretionary Fund at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:38:02 AM

KLEIN, ALLAN L.

90. Cherished husband of the late Laurrie, (nee Diamond). Loving father of Mitchell (Debra), Richard and Lew. Dear grandfather of Zachary (Renee) Klein and Rachel (Eyal) Namordi. Beloved Papa of Cortney and Carter Klein; and Joshua and Eli Namordi. Devoted brother of Bobby (Ileene) and the late Burton (late Bluma) and Harold (late Thelma). Loving companion of Camille Bass. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Lung Association. The Chapel. Goldman Funeral Group. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:37:12 AM

MARCUS, GILDA

(nee Lerman), 88. Beloved mother of Jaimie Nett and Deidre Gusto (Emma). Proud grandmother of Carly, Jenna and Nickolas. Dear sister of Marvin (Sheila) Lerman. Memorials to St. Judes. Shalom Memorial Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:36:14 AM

MILLER-GOLDSMITH, JANICE

61. Beloved wife of Ted. Adored daughter of the late Harold and Yera Miller. Much treasured step-daughter of Janice Miller; and step-daughter-in-law of Ruth Goldsmith. Loving mother of Leah (Andrew) and Alex Goldsmith. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Benjamin and Hannah Ruhloff. Favorite sister of Geri (Ronald) Buenger, David (Linda) Miller; step-sister of Amy Becker (Dan); and sister-in-law of Jan Goldsmith (Gordon). Fond aunt of Lindsey (Trey) Crews, Daniel and Matthew Buenger; Melissa, Joshua and Jason Miller; Jacob (Gilda), David Theil and Reva Gillman. Memorials to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to the Cancer Wellness Center. Beth Emet The Free Synagogue. Weinstein and Piser Funeral Home. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:35:15 AM

ROSENBERG, FRANCES H.

(nee Herstein), 93. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Devoted daughter of the late Abe and Sylvia. Loving mother of Steven (Ethel), Dr. Mark (AvaJoy) and Dr. Paul (Karen). Cherished grandmother of 7; and great-grandmother of 6. Dear sister of Esther (the late Dr. Seymour) Langer, Eleanor (the late Dr. George) Wolff and the late Norman (the late Rosalind) Herstein. Memorials to JDRF. Westlawn Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:23:44 AM

ROTHSCHILD, ROBERT ‘BOB’

Loving husband of Dorothy (nee Wozniak). Beloved father of Wayne (Cathy) and Susan. Adored and cherished grandfather of Miriam and Daniel. Devoted brother of Pinkey (Michael) Auster. Dear uncle of Amy and Rebecca; and great-uncle of Samantha, Elinor, Jake, Kate and Emma. Beloved step-father of Kerry (Willie), Kurt (Patti) and Ken (Karen). Adored grandfather of Bart, Liam, Maggie, Mike, Katie, Carolyn, Drew and Jack. Memorials to The Alliance for the Great Lakes. Evergreen Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:23:06 AM

SCHNITZER, BENJAMIN J.

57. Cherished son of the late Herbert and Gloria. Beloved brother of Steve (Leeann). Memorials to the American Heart Association or to American Lung Association or to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home. 

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Posted: 2/10/2017 9:21:48 AM

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