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AZRIEL, MARVIN J.

88. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (nee Sapoznick). Loving father of Elyce (Aryeh), Phillip (Karen) and the late Louis Azriel; and dear father-in-law of Laurie (Howard) Prager. Adored grandfather of Leora (Matt), Brian (Katie), Jim (Christy), Anne, Ben (Rachel), Jacob (Elyse), Yaniv, Adam, Jordan (Aaron) and Hillary. Proud great-grandfather of Gabe, Mia and Ava. Caring brother of the late Sheldon (the late Renee). Memorials to Temple Chai or to OSRUI. Temple Chai. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:43:30 AM

BELOGUR, LEONID

Loving husband of Zhanna Galina. Devoted companion to Vera Nugen. Beloved father of Kathy (Alan) Mieli and Yelena (Adam) Cohen. Caring brother of Joanna Berman and Yakov Beyrak. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:42:51 AM

BLOOM, SHELDON

87. Beloved husband of Sylvia. Loving father of Stephanie (Harold) Sudakoff; and Michael and Larry Bloom. Cherished grandfather of Nicole (Mark) Ninyo and Erica (Ian) Nilaussen. Dear brother of the late Evelyn (the late Leonard) Rodnick. Memorials to the Great Vest Side Club (GVS) or to the American Cancer Society. The Chapel. Westlawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:42:09 AM

BRAUN, JERRY J.

94. Cherished son of the late Max and Jennie. Devoted husband of Shirley (nee Singer). Beloved father of Bonnie Hoffman; and Howard (Jan), Sheldon (Lynn) and Claudia Braun. Beloved father-in-law of Michael Hoffman and Gerry Berman. Loving grandfather of Josh Berman (Amy), Jamie (Andrew) Schiffman, Mackie Berman, Erin (Bobby) Loder; Aaron (Risa) and Michael Braun; Julie Meadors, Steven (Chen) and Emily Braun; Jen (Nate) Miller; and Haley (Josh) Lelah and Wes Braun. Adored great-grandfather of Maddie, Naomi, David, Lilly, Liam, Adva, Zoey, Mason, Levi and Benny. Dear brother of the late Irving (Tibey) Braun, Estelle (Dave) Abod, Mark Braun and Marilyn (Herb) Mazer. Dear brother-in-law of the late Mildred (George) Spero, Sylvia (Morrie) Bloom, Phyllis (Melvin) Ruder; and Ira (Goldye) and Olive Singer. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the Parkinson Foundation. West Suburban Temple Har Zion. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery. Chesed v’Emet Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:40:44 AM

BURR, JO

(nee Utanoff), 84. Beloved wife of Judge Edward (ret.). Loving mother of Bruce (Ellen), Michael and Susan (Scott) Goldman. Adored grandmother “Jojo” of Jordan, Brandon, Sam, Katie, Sydney and Jackie. Treasured sister of Sondra (Alan) Engel and the late Richard (Shirley) Utanoff. Memorials to The Alzheimer's Association. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:39:40 AM

CITRON, MYRA

(nee Singer), 86. Beloved wife of the late Burton. Devoted mother of Glori (Ronald) Weinert and Bernard (late Bonnie) Citron. Adored grandmother of Beth (Sean) DeFrates, Kyle (David) Hickey; and Maxwell and Hope Citron (Brandon). Proud great-grandmother of Brooks DeFrates. Memorials to JourneyCare Hospice. The Chapel. Waldheim Cemetery. Goldman Funeral Group.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:38:54 AM

COHN, JANIS

Loving wife of Julian. Devoted mother of Daniel (Laura). Shalom Memorial Park. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:38:14 AM

DUCHEN, SHIRLEY BEATRICE

(nee Hurwitz), 100. Beloved wife of the late Samuel J. Loving mother of Jerry (the late Gail) Duchen and Tina (Alan) Marcus. Cherished grandmother of Melissa (Brian) Wightman and Jolie (Brad) Friedman. Proud great-grandmother of Benji, Myla, Devin and Bryn. Dear sister of the late Richard Hurwitz. Cherished sister-in-law of the late Audrey Dixton. Treasured aunt of Cindy Hausfield (the late Richard) and the late Alan Hurwitz. Thank you to caregivers Heidi and Lulu. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. Westlawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Chicago Jewish.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:37:10 AM

FERTIG, RABBI WILLIAM

90. Beloved husband of the late Bryna (nee Miller). Cherished father of Maury (Nancy) and Debra Fertig (Jonathan); and Sarah (Steve) Trauben. Loving “Zaydie” of Zach, Nathan, Shayna, Nova, Judah, Isaac, Sasha and Ori. Devoted son of the late Morris and Sonya. Fond brother of the late Israel (Gertrude). Dear companion and friend of Rosette Strubel. Memorials to Solomon Schechter Day School. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. New Light Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:36:04 AM

FISHMAN, JOAN

(nee Wolf), 84. Adored wife of the late Edwin. Mother of Scott (Diane) Brown, Lori Mula, Steven Brown, Judith (Stuart) Friedman, Carole (Rick) Botelho and Jackie Fishman (Darleen). Grandmother of Kenneth Abell (Mia), Lisa (JT) Allen, Allison (David) Futterman, Daniel and David Mula; Danny Brown, Maui Botelho, Kiana (Ronnie) Scadina, Kawika Botelho; and Joshua (Lusine) and Rachel Friedman. Great-grandmother of 13. Sister of Barbara (the late Marvin) Mills and the late Howard Wolf (Barbara). Beloved daughter to the late Ida and Morris Wolf.  Thank you to caregiver Rena. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:35:22 AM

FRANKFORT, HARRIET M.

(nee Borr), 90. Beloved wife of the late Sidney, RPH. Loving mother and best friend of Libby (Sidney) Abramowitz. Proud grandmother of Dr. Jessica and (Rabbi Ariel) Scott Abramowitz; and Lauren (Rabbi Dr. Yonah) Bardos. Cherished great-grandmother of Shaya, Avremi and Shevy Rackovsky; and Gavi, Zevy and Shalom Bardos. Devoted daughter of the late Frank and Ann Borr; and daughter-in-law of the late Rose and Louis. Dear sister of the late William M. Borr. Fond sister-in-law of the late Betty Zoldan. Thank you to caregiver Lucy. Memorials to the Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School or to BAY Shul. Menorah Gardens Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:34:38 AM

FRIEDMAN, CAROL

(nee Levitetz), 84. Beloved wife of Arthur. Loving mother of Norm (Rhonda), Jeff and the late Steven (Sharyn). Proud grandmother of Rachel (Chandler) Wulfsohn; and Daniel, Matthew and Melissa Friedman. Dear sister of the late Howard (Rita) Levitetz. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Prostate Cancer Foundation, Santa Monica, CA. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:33:52 AM

GERTZFELD, GILBERT

Loving husband of Eva. Devoted father of Leah (Hillel) Shapiro, Raizy (Cary) Rubinstein, Ayelet (Yosef) Knopf and Yechiel (Sarah) Gertzfeld. Proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Memorials to JDBY/YTT. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:33:11 AM

GUSSIN, ZAVE HILLEL

85. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Gordon). Son of the late Harry and Yetta. Loving father of Asher (Nitzchia) Goshen, Bob (Brenda) Gussin, Nancy (Howard) Alter and Mark (Helene) Gussin. Cherished Grandpa, Saba and Iggy Papa of Mordechai, Sara, Moshe, Yisrael, Esther Hadassah, Ariella, Dina, Sam, Aliza, Ezra and Elie. Dear brother of Vivian (Irving) Paley and the late David (the late Dori) Gussin. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Jewish National Fund (JNF) or to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Force (FIDF). Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:32:31 AM

HALSKI, FREDERIKA

(nee Lanz), 101. Beloved wife of the late Leon. Loving mother of Alma (Barry) Salky and Joyce (Gary) Frank. Proud grandmother of Jonathan (Joy) and Adam (Sarah) Salky; and Graham and Jonathan Frank. Adoring great-grandmother of Alexandra, Emmanuelle, Elliot and Frederika Salky. Uncle of Margot and Rena. Memorials to the U. S. Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. or to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/29/2019 9:31:45 AM

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