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Kenneth D. Jacobson: Community pays tribute to JCB leader

Obituaries Linda Haase On a sunny winter’s day, nearly 500 friends, family members, colleagues and former clients gathered together to honor and celebrate the life of Ken Jacobson, director of clinical development for Jewish Children’s Bureau (JCB) and director of JCB’s Goodman Child and Adolesce

3/15/2007 5:48:31 PM

Eli Field, dedicated Federation and Jewish community philanthropist and business entrepreneur

Eli Field, former Campaign chairman and board member of the Jewish United Fund Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and founder of Field Container Corp. in Elk Grove Village, died of pneumonia

3/14/2007 4:23:47 PM

September 2006

Obituaries ANGELL, EVE (nee KALINE). Age 82. Wife of Mel. Mother of Rosanne (Bruce) Baltes and Darlene (partner Patty Benson). Lifelong friend of William and Dorothy Isaacson. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group. Interment Westlawn. Memorials to Children’s Leukemia Chapter of the City of H

3/13/2007 3:57:52 PM

December 2006

Obituaries ADELMAN, SARAH (nee LEAVITT). Age 89. Wife of the late Hyman. Mother of Steven (Barbara), and Beverly (Kenneth) Karns. Grandmother of Michelle Zamost and Cari Zamost (Ryan) Allison. Great-grandmother of Lorelai. Sister of Raymond (Vicki) Leavitt and the late Helen Hoffman-Weiner. Sister-in-la

2/16/2007 8:54:44 AM

Gary Siegel Dies

 DePaul Accountancy professor, Gary H. Siegel, 62, an associate professor at DePaul University's School of Accountancy whose research about the changing role of corporate accountants transformed accounting curricula at universities nationwide, died Nov. 12 after battling cancer for many years.

2/16/2007 8:54:17 AM

November 2006

Obituaries ABELSON, HOPE A. (nee ALTMAN). Age 95, grande dame of Chicago's nonprofit theater movement. Wife of the late Lester S. Mother of Katherine A. (Robert J. Cornell) and the late Stuart R. Grandmother of Jesse F. and Benjamin "Jamie." Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Arran

2/16/2007 8:52:50 AM

August 2006

Obituaries ABRAMOWICZ, ESTHER (nee PLONSKI). June 9. Age 85. Wife of the late Michael. Mother of Mordecai (the late Shula), of Israel; Sonia (Baruch) Rosenthal of Israel; and Barry (Laurel). Grandmother of Aviva (Eliezar), Miri (Mayer), Orit, Ejal, Brittany, Ashley and Melanie. Great-grandmothe

2/4/2007 1:02:51 PM

July 2006

Obituaries BARSTON, MARILYN (nee PECKEN). Wife of the late William. Mother of Larry (JoAnne). Nanny of Steven (Suzie), Lisa (Lee) Shlifka. Sister of the late Raymond (Faye) Pecken, Shirley (the late Victor) Kochan and Norman (Camille) Pecken. Aunt and great-aunt. Arrangements by Goldman Funeral

2/4/2007 1:01:20 PM

June 2006

Obituaries CORRECTION The notice for Dr. Sidney Black, M.D., listed in the April issue of JUF News, omitted recognition that as a Silver Circle member, he was among donors with 25 years or more of continuous giving to the Jewish United Fund. JUF News apologizes for this oversight and r

2/4/2007 1:00:26 PM

May 2006

Obituaries AXELRAD, MARILYN S. (nee SZOLD). Age 74. Wife for 50 years of Lowell. Mother of Beth (Brian) Zernach and Lee (Jackie Hausman). Grandmother of Aaron, Abby, Danya, Ariel and Akiva. Daughter of the late Jennie and Adolph Szold. Sister-in-law of Alana (Gary) Kastel and Joel. Niece of Burt (Bette)

2/4/2007 12:59:07 PM

Herman Spertus, an American Jewish icon

 The legacy of Herman Spertus—his joy, optimism, feelings about life, commitment to loving relationships, and willingness to share his bounty of wealth will continue to endure with his beloved family, his cherished and devoted friends, his grateful communities here and in Israel, and his unknown benefactors: the present and future students of the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

2/4/2007 12:59:03 PM

April 2006

Obituaries ALEX, EDITH (nee EDELSTEIN). Wife of the late Arthur. Mother of Steven (Judy), Paul (Susan), and Sharon (Tim) Robbins. Grandmother of Laura, Scott (Nancy), Shana and Lindsey. Great-grandmother of AJ Emitt Alex. Sister of the late Dorothy Glick and Helen Sommerfield. Arrangements by Shalom Mem

2/4/2007 12:58:46 PM

March 2006

ABELSON, ESTHER (nee WEISS). Feb. 2. Age 106. Former wife of the late Samuel J. Mother of Kay (the late Lew) Lavine. Grandmother of Charles (Ronnie), Richard and Joseph Lavine. Great-grandmother Andrea, Gregory, Rachel and Lewis Lavine. Sister of the late Elizabeth Kier, Louis and Samuel Weiss, Ann Gli

2/4/2007 12:58:11 PM

February 2006

Obituaries ACKERMAN, DAVID Holocaust survivor. Husband of Diana (nee Neuman). Father of Ruth Gerskowitz, Esther (Menachem) Sabo, Sharon (Fred) Nagel and Rebecca (Alan) Share. Grandfather of Elissa (Jeremy) Zizmor; Natalie, Ashley, Melanie and Emily Savo; Erica and Stephanie Nagel; Marni and Adam Share.

2/4/2007 12:58:03 PM

October 2006

BARNETT, BARBARA (nee FAHRNER). Wife of Michael. Mother of Lesley and Aaron. Daughter of Laura and the late William Fahrner. Sister of Jack (Bonnie) Fahrner and Mary (Steve) Oliver. Daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and aunt. Arrangements by Weinstein Funeral Homes. Interment Memorial Park. Memori

2/4/2007 12:52:33 PM


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