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ABRAMS, BURTON

73. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Kalinsky). Loving father of Robert (Katie) Abrams and Wendy (Ryan) Hawley. Adored grandpa of Molly and Spencer. Dear brother of the late Edward and Helena; and brother-in-law of Marilyn Goldman. Treasured uncle of Heidi and Jason Kramer; Lisa and David Helfand; and Ryan, Darcy, Todd, and Lana Abrams. Memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:12:53 PM

ARONSON, ROBERT HENRY

85. Husband of Rose Belle (nee Cuttler). Father of David (Caryl) and Dan (Christine) Aronson; and Lori (Larry) Ratner. Grandfather of Zachary (Janina) Aronson, Jamie, and Lee Ratner; Sam and Sarah Aronson. Brother of Richard (Laura) Aronson and Karen (Michael) Hirsh. “Uncle Bob” of 12. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:11:48 PM

BAILEY, SONDRA

(nee Schwartz), 84. Loving mother of Jackie (Avery) Delott, Neil Ornoff, and the late Glenn Altman. Adored grandmother of Grace. Devoted daughter of the late Nathan and Gertrude Schwartz. Cherished sister of Gill and Chuck (Diane) Schwartz; and the late Penny Nathan Kahan (Brian). Memorials to PAWS Chicago. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:10:52 PM

BAKAL, ROBERTA JEAN

(nee Karch), 89. Beloved wife of Robert. Devoted mother of Robin (Lenny) Soffer; and Barry (Sheri) and Mark (Mary) Bakal. Cherished grandmother of Michael (Rachelli), Andrew, and Leah Soffer; Brian Bakal, Barry (Melissa), and Adam (Rachel) Glass; and Ashley, Scott, Ellen, and Erin Bakal. Adoring great-grandmother of Amiel, Talia, Blake, and Madden. Chesed v'Emet Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:09:50 PM

BECKER, VERNA

(nee Gefter), 79. Devoted daughter of the late Nathan and Rhea Gefter. Beloved wife of Ira. Loving mother of Sheila (Ron) Jacobson, Linda (Howie) Schnuer, and Michael Becker (Betty). Cherished grandmother of Jeremy, Benjamin, Zander, Merrick (Patrick), Spencer, Samantha, Julia, Julien, and Allison. Dear sister of Zina Greene. Much loved sister-in-law of Joan (Harold) Bader. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Beth Hillel-B’nai Emunah or to Hadassah Chicago-North Shore or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:08:43 PM

BERLIANT, ESTELLE MARSHA

(nee Abrams), 84. Beloved wife of Marvin White, Jr. Loving mother of Allan (Kim) Berliant and Alyse Poteshman (Steve). Adored Grammy of Danielle, Jillian (Michael), and Alexa (Bryan) Poteshman; and Sterling and Taylor (Tracy) Berliant. Proud great-grandmother of Macky and Max. Devoted daughter of the late Leo and Bess Abrams. Memorials to the Hypoparathyroidism Association. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:07:40 PM

BOGOLUB, HARVE

91. Beloved husband of the late Joyce (nee Sirota). Devoted father of Phillip (Sheryl), David (Toni), and the late Helene (Edie). Cherished grandfather of Carli, Joshua, Danielle, and Joel. Brother of Donald (Sally). Memorials to Congregation Etz Chaim. Chesed v’Emet Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:06:35 PM

BRANDT, SIDNEY H.

88. Beloved husband of Arlene “Cookie” (nee Gold). Loving father of Sharon (Harris) Weiner, and Dr. Mitchell (Katia) and Aviva Brandt (Scott). Amazing Gramps of Dr. Rebecca (Justin) Malina, Jake Weiner, Jules Simplicio, and Ellianna Foster. Devoted brother of Dennis (the late Alice) Brandt. Memorials to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:05:35 PM

BRODY, RUTH

(nee Shostle), 79. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Cherished mother of Morrisa (Brian) Schwartz. Loving grandmother of Sophia Schwartz. Dear sister of the late Alec Shostle and Sara Rose Sexter. Abraham Lincoln Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:04:34 PM

BROTTMAN, SANDRA LEE

(nee Epstein), 86. Loving wife of the late Irwin. Proud and loving mother of Dr. Phillip (Paula), Dr. David (Jan), and Stuart (Francine). Grandmother of Aaron (Becky), Leah, Daniel, Lena, Joe, Eli, and the late Becca. Great-grandmother of Caroline and Graham. Daughter of the late Jack and Pearl Epstein; and sister of the late Corinne Beller. Memorials to URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:02:51 PM

BROWN, HYMEN L.

91. Veteran. Beloved husband of Adele (nee Reich). Devoted father of Marla (Steven) Sandler, Mark (Laura) Brown, and Susan (Adam) Karno. Proud grandfather of Caryn (Eric) Strean, Joshua, and Zachary Sandler; Jenna and Ryan Brown; and Lindsay Platt. Adored great-grandfather of two. Memorials to the CDC Foundation. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 3:01:54 PM

BUTTERMAN, LEWIS

91. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis (nee Horton). Loving father of Mark (Susan) and Dean (Melanie). Proud grandfather of Blake, Sally, Tess, and Cal. Dear brother of Inez Levy and Ted Butterman. Fond brother-in-law of Neil (Bronwen) Horton. Cherished companion of Roberta. Memorials to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Los Angeles, CA. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 2:59:57 PM

COHN, JACK HARVEY

77. Husband of Fran. Father of Stuart and Brad. Father-in-law of Bari. Grandfather of Max, Brett, and Maria; and great-grandfather of Santino. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 2:54:39 PM

DAVIS, PHYLLIS JOY

(nee Gross), 89. Beloved wife of the late Bernard. Loving mother of Jeffrey (Karen) Davis, Gwyn (Arthur) Nanus, Adrienne (Dr. Edward) Matthew, and Kenneth (Darlene) Davis. Adored grandmother of Taylor Davis (fiancé Conner), Josh (Stacie), Cory (Lisa), and Robb Nanus; Blair (Dr. Brian) Wolf, Keith (fiancée Allison) and Jared (Aliza) Matthew; and Seth, Ryan, and Brooke Davis. Proud great-grandmother of Asher, Hazel, Tessa, Eleanor, Amelia, Darcy, Graham, Kendall, and Shane. Dear sister of late Sheldon (late Sandy) Gross. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 2:53:22 PM

DEITCH, ELLEN ANN

74. Beloved wife of Jerry. Loving mother of Darren (Julie) and Ashley Kaye. Cherished Grandma of Carson and Landon Kaye. Devoted sister of Sandy (Mona) and Jim (Linda) Shubert. Much loved second mother of Jeffrey Deitch and Staci (Michael) Frasier. Adored grandmother of Zoe and Ozzie Deitch; and Cynthia, Zachary, and Alexandria Ortiz. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 5/15/2020 2:52:11 PM

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