Obituaries

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ALEXANDER, EDNA

(nee Berman), 98. Beloved wife of the late Alfred. Loving mother of Dr. Michael (Jane) and Brian (Deborah). Devoted grandmother of Hannah (Jeremy) Cather, Jennifer (David) Grossman, Daniel (Alexis) Alexander, Cary (Rob) Lindberg, Katie (Dylan) Olmsted, and Emily Alexander; and great-grandmother of Max, Jack, Eleanor, Adam, Jacob, Sam, Talia, Margaret, and Ethan. Devoted daughter of the late Lena and Abraham Berman. Dear sister of the late Sylvia (Lou) Gotfried, Pearl Berman, Dorothy (Joe) Barr, and Shirley (Bob) Hirsch. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:40:54 AM

ANNENBERG, CORINNE

(nee Winkler), 86. Beloved wife of Joe. Devoted mother of Sue (Henry) Kalter and Jeff (Jamie) Annenberg. Cherished grandmother of Jarrett (Miriam) and Cooper Annenberg; and Garren and Sam Kalter. Dear sister of the late Judy Winkler. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:40:16 AM

BASKIN, LINDA D.

(nee Despres), 82. Beloved wife of the late Don. Cherished daughter of the late Leon and Marian Despres. Dear sister of Robert (Louise) Despres. Fond aunt of Frederick (Lisa) Despres. Adored granddaughter of the late Hattie Despres. Memorials to Circle Pines Camp, Delton, MI. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:39:36 AM

BERNSTEIN, SOL

91. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Josephs). Loving and devoted father of Gary Bernstein, Cathy (Brian) Kase, and Amy Graham. Proud grandfather and #1 fan of Lynsie, Carlee (Danny), Adam, Lillie, Danny, Tess, Camille, and Leah. Great-grandfather of Lola. Memorials to the Beth Emet Soup Kitchen or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities or to The SelfHelp Home. Lakeshore Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:38:49 AM

BLEADON, PHYLLIS

(nee Wildman), 93. Beloved wife of the late Jacob “Jack.” Cherished mother of Benjamin (Beverly), Laurel (Wes), Bleadon-Maffei and Miriam (Darren) Qunell. Loving grandmother of Joey, Sarah, and Jacqueline Bleadon; and Sam, Elly, and Jon Qunell. Dear sister of the late Jane Beederman and Iris Wildman. Memorials to Temple Beth Israel. Temple Beth Israel. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:38:11 AM

BLUM, RICHARD H. 'RICK'

56. Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Chambers). Devoted father of Cooper, Laila, and Neve. Loving son of Howard (Betty) Blum and Muriel (late David) Pattis. Caring brother of Rich (Ellen) and Larry (Karla) Pattis; Julie (Greg) Linson; and Howard (Peggy) and the late Susan Pattis. Dear son-in-law of Cheryl (late Bud) Chambers; and brother-in-law of Chris (Gaby) Chambers. Memorials to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:37:33 AM

COHEN, LISA

Wife of the late Josh. Mother of Matthew, Jonathan, Shaul, and Ethan. Memorials to the Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work or to the USC Shoah Foundation. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:36:52 AM

ESTERMAN, SANDI

76. Devoted daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (nee Geskin). Beloved sister of Phyllis (Lou) Repsold and Alan Esterman. Loving aunt of Brad (Melanie), Lisa (Dave), and Tracy Repsold (Matt). Cherished great-aunt of Penelope and Wesley Repsold. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:36:16 AM

EXEL, STEPHEN

62. Beloved son of the late John and Jean. Devoted brother of Christine Hechenberger and Phillip (Linda) Exel. Adoring uncle of Daniel John “DJ” and Jeanmarie. Memorials to One Iowa or to the Des Moines Social Club. Waldheim Cemetery. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:35:41 AM

FRIEDMAN, SIDNEY

93. Beloved husband of the late Mae (nee Zapolsky). Devoted father of Dr. Allan (Elizabeth), Richard, and Michael (Janet). Cherished grandfather of James (Mina), Sarah (Nikhil) and Marshall Friedman (Xiu); Leia (Ryan) Lawrence; and Heather, Nathanial, Matthew and Andrew Friedman. Proud great-grandfather of Kiera. Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:35:06 AM

GOTFRIED, DAVID

88. Veteran, Korean War. Beloved husband of Sharon. Devoted son of Joseph and Leah. Father of Michelle (the late Mark) Weitzman, Lawrence (Darlene), and Michael (Theresa). Dear brother of Helena (the late Harvey) Brody and the late Sarah (the late Norman) Bender. Loving grandfather of Jeremy Weitzman and the late Aaron. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:34:20 AM

GRAFF, HOWARD L.

77. Beloved husband of Luisita (nee Mariano). Loving father of Michelle (David) Schiff and Joseph Graff (Steven). Proud grandfather of Mia Grace Dickens and Riley Faith Schiff. Dear brother of Barbara (Herbert) Dorfman and the late Robert S. Graff. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org or to the Illinois Masonic Children's Home, c/o Masonic Grand Lodge of Illinois, Springfield, IL. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:33:22 AM

GREENBERG, SONIA M.

(nee Meister), 90. Beloved wife of the late Eugene H. Loving mother of Mark Greenberg (Robin), Elena (Steven) Kaiser, and Dr. Miles (Dr. Melissa) Greenberg. Proud grandmother of Justin, Jordan, Jack, Jaden, Jacob, Ari, Mikaela, Chai, and Naia. Dear sister of the late Beverly (the late Dr. Jerome) Kupchan. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Sunset Memorial Lawns. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:32:40 AM

GUTOF, RICHARD S.

78. Devoted husband to Anita (nee Weisz). Loving father of Daniel and Deborah (Walter). Doting Papa of Devon and Lucas. Kind brother of Dale (Bruce) Samlan. Proud uncle of Robin, David (Dolly), Jacob, and the late Howard. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Congregation BJBE or to the Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisional Headquarters. Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:31:59 AM

HANKIN, KAREN L.

Beloved wife of Lewis. Loving mother of Alex and Dana. Dear sister of Rol (Donna) Leavitt and the late Jan Jensen. Adored sister-in-law of Sandy (the late Robert) Vignerot. Cherished aunt of Zach Leavitt, Marc, Scott, and Rob Vignerot; Debra Adams; and George, Barb and Ron. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 2/18/2019 9:31:22 AM

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