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BERNSTEIN, DAVID

95. Dear son of the late Rabbi Abraham and Ruth. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Miller). Loving father of Alison (David) Schimel, Tina (Larry) Gross-Isaacson; and the late Steven Gross, and Irwin (Jill) Bernstein. Cherished Zadie of Bryan (Jacqueline), Adam (Valerie), and Andrew (Jacqueline) Schimel; Alyssa (Scott) Horwitz, Jenna (Stephen) Tepper, Richard (Rachel) Gross, Scott (Carly) Bernstein, Dana (Joseph) Karmin; and Mark, Michael and Adam Bernstein. Treasured great-grandfather of Zach, Carson, Brooke, Sydney, Parker, Quinn, Cameron, Serena, Kara, Diana, Sophia, Madilyn, Sadie, Jake, and Noah. Brother of the late Sarah Krone, Harry Bernstein, and Zelda Kost. Thank you to caregiver Maria. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to JourneyCare Hospice or to the U.S. Holocaust Museum or to the Illinois Patriot Guard. Shalom Memorial Park. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:21:37 AM

BERNSTEIN, DONALD DAVID

94. Beloved husband of the late Nettie (nee Gold). Loving father of Marcy Wolf and Barbara (Allen) Weingarten. Cherished grandfather of Adam (Lauren) Weingarten and Zachary (Rachel) Wolf. Proud great-grandfather of Easton and Tristin Weingarten. Dear brother of the late Carol (the late Bill) Krugly. Thank you to caregivers Dulcisima and Bonafacio. Zion Gardens Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:20:52 AM

BLANK, GARY

Beloved husband of Brenda Miller-Blank. Loving father of Andrew Blank, Melissa (the late Michael) Courtian, Marcey (Marc) Brenner, and Mindy (Bruce) Seidman. Grandfather of Emily, Lily, Jake, Isabella, Jackson, and Molly. Shalom Memorial Park. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:17:47 AM

BLITSTEIN, DAVID S.

82. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Shapiro). Loving father of Michael (Debbie) Blitstein, Jodi (Juan) Hernandez, and Marty (Judy) Blitstein. Cherished Gramps of Haley (Darren), Matthew, Joe, Kiley, and Lauren. Adored great-grandfather of Liam. Shalom Memorial Park. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:17:09 AM

BROWN, JEFFREY

Loving son of Jerome and the late Marcy. Devoted brother of Eric (Theia) and Brad. Memorials to the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Kent City, MI. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:16:27 AM

BYSTER, YETTA

(nee Kuklin). Beloved wife of the late Albert. Cherished mother of Norman (Arlene) Byster and Jackie (Leo) Abramson. Treasured grandmother of Lindsey and Danielle Byster; and Jacob and Mandy Musleh. Dear sister of the late Jerome (Barbara) Kuklin and Estelle (Arthur) Klein. Adored daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Kuklin. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:15:43 AM

COOPER, GERTRUDE 'GERTY'

(nee Gassel), 91. Beloved wife of Cantor Reuben. Loving mother of Shira and Ely (Ronna) Cooper; and Sima (Yaakov) Pentelnik. Cherished Bubby of Joshua (Shira) Cooper, Shana (Dan) Keener, Tamara (Ilan) Dobuler, Daniel Cooper, Tzviya (Eliyahu) Green, Bracha (Gavriel) Zell; Yoel (Tzippy), Nechemya, Shmuel Yosef, Chaim Tzvi, Esther Malka, and Mordechai Pentelnik; and great-grandmother of 21. Dear sister of Arnold (Paula) Gassel; and the late Seymour (Aleka) Gassel, Rita Mormino; and sister-in-law to the late Claire Gassel. Memorials to the Arie Crown Hebrew Day School. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:13:08 AM

COOPER, MYRON 'MICHAEL' M.

84. Beloved fiancé and best friend of Pamela Brownie; and former husband of Mickey Laskin. Loving father of Joseph (Lizbeth) Cooper, Lisa (Cary) Ross, and Karyn Lanza. Proud grandfather of Amanda (Stephen) Lembke, Chloe (Colin) Penny, Carly (Joseph) Gaon, Jacob (Jenna) Cooper, and Morgan Lanza. Dear great-grandfather of Landon, Madeline, Rose, Camden, and Ari. Fond brother of the late Natalie (the late Seymour) Mosenson and Rochelle (the late Jules) Finnochio. Memorials to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:09:57 AM

DATS, NAKHMAN

95. Beloved husband of the late Khaya (nee Perlina). Cherished father of Paul (Zhana) Dats and Lyubov (Arkady) Scherbakova, Loving grandfather of Zakharya, Vera, and Katya; great-grandfather of 9; and great-great-grandfather of 5. Dear brother of the late Gusta, Vladamir and Josef. Sunset Memorial Lawns Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:09:04 AM

DOLINS, MAX

96. Beloved husband of the late Roslyn “Honey Doll” (nee Bramson). Loving father of Jerry (Karen), Barry (Linda), Richard (Karen), and Steven (Judy). Proud grandfather of David, Cory, Hannah, Madeline, Jessica, and Daniel. Dear brother of the late Louis (the late Jean), Ethel (the late Irving) Lax and Faye (the late Marvin) Sadur. Cherished brother-in-law of Toby (the late Bernie) Meister. Devoted son of the late Harry and Rebecca (nee Ginsburg). Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:07:52 AM

FEIN, ROBERTA A.

(nee Tiersky). Beloved wife of the late Alfred Fein and Bert Caplan. Loving mother of Michael and the late Randall (Robyn) Caplan. Adored Bubbe of Alana (Zachary) Charnofsky and Kara (Matthew) Graber; and great-grandmother of Noa, Zev, and Ezra. Dear sister of Martin (Ethel) Tiersky. Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:06:16 AM

FOZAILOFF, ALEX AMNON

Veteran, IDF. Loving father of Eytan, Alan (Arezoo), Ron, and David (Aliza). Proud grandfather of Elana, Benjamin, Gabriela, Ariela, and Nathaniel. Dear brother of Aryeh, Tamar, Shoshana, Sarah, and Geula. Beloved companion of Joan Waxman. Memorials to Lakeshore Drive Synagogue. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:04:50 AM

GELLMAN, MORTON 'MORTY'

84. Beloved husband of Margie (nee Tobias). Loving father of Ross (Debbie) and Bryan (Kathy) Gellman; and Mark (Martha), Barry (Jackie), and Hal (Cindy) Schwartz. Cherished Papa of Sabrina (Trevor) Kingsley, Ben and Sam Gellman; Sami (Gene) Zak; and Haylee, Adam, Michael, Eric, and Lauren Schwartz. Adored Great-Papa of five. Devoted son of the late Sophie and Benjamin. Dear brother of the late Lillian Klein. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to LUNGevity. Shalom Memorial Park. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:04:05 AM

GETTES, NANCY, MD

75. Beloved wife of Howard Blum. Devoted mother of Rachel (Chris) Niewoehner and Dina Blum (Jim). Cherished grandmother of Benjamin and Ethan Niewoehner; and Ranen and Gideon McCormick. Dear sister of the late Andrew Gettes. Memorials to the Philadelphia Zoo or to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. West Suburban Temple Har Zion. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery. Chesed v'Emet Funeral Home.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:02:24 AM

GOLTZ, CHARLES K.

Beloved husband of the late Annette (nee Ferber). Father of Sharon (Steven) Rosnick. Grandfather of Adam (Becky) and Ian Rottner; and Kimberly and (Eric) Kelly Rosnick. Great-grandfather of Aliandra and Jake Taylor. Lakeshore Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 9/6/2019 11:01:38 AM

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