Obituaries

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GELMAN, IRA IRVIN

73. Beloved husband of Candace Langer. Loving father of Brett (Janicza) and Meredith. Cherished grandfather of Riley. Dear brother of Alan (Elise) and the late Andrew (Francine). Fond uncle of Lukas (Jackie), Michael (Jenny), Dove (Mike) Ryan and Chelsea (Alex) Manos. Memorials to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Shalom Memorial Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 2:02:46 PM

SILVERSTEIN, STEPHEN H.

Beloved husband of Linda (nee Gerhardt). Loving father of David (Anna) and Daniel (Taryn). Cherished Gaga of Jack, Charlie and Noah. Devoted brother of Robert (Annie) and the late Michael (Norma). Dear brother-in-law of Susan (Richard) Sanders. Memorials to the NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation, Thoracic Oncology Program or to Lakeside Congregation. Lakeside Congregation. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 2:01:22 PM

ARONSON, THEODORA ‘TEDDY’ S.

(nee Sachs), 94. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Devoted mother of Sylvia (David) Topper; and Judith (Marc) and George (Janet) Aronson. Loving “Bubbah” of Steve (Hope) and Romi (Catherine) Topper; Leon (Ivan) and Ezra Hilton (Orly); and Reuben, Rachel and Ethan Aronson; and great-grandmother of Alexis. Dear sister of David (Eileen); and the late Lester (Blanche) and Kenneth (Eugenia) Sachs. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials Beth Emet Synagogue. Beth Emet Synagogue. Waldheim Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:54:40 AM

BECKER, IRENE TEKFA

95. Mother of Edward Tefka (Bonnie) and Ruth (Earle) Horwitz. Grandmother of Dr. David (Barb) and Mathew (Karyn) Lotsoff; and Elyse (Scott) Radford. Great-grandmother of Moriah and Micah Lotsoff; Paige, Addison and Ryan Tefka; and Peyton, Taylor, and Camden Radford. Memorials to the National Glaucoma Research, Clarksburg, MD. Lakeshore Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:53:59 AM

BERMAN, WAYNE J.

72. Loving father of Steven (Claudia). Cherished grandpa of Sofia, Jordan and Lucia. Adored brother of Felice (Fred) Taransky. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:53:21 AM

CUTLER, ANDREA GAYLE

(nee August), 84. Beloved wife of Norman. Cherished mother of Lori (Steven) Simon, Larry (Michelle) Cutler, Lisa Frantzen and Lance Cutler. Adored grandmother of Adam (Alison), David (Kelsey) and Jordan Simon; Rachel and Haley Cutler; Aimee and Jacob Frantzen; and Justin and Libby Cutler; and great-grandmother of Ellia and Harvey Simon. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:52:41 AM

ENGBERG, JOSEPH

93. Beloved husband of Estelle (nee Shapiro). Loving father of Jami Lieder. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association. Waldheim Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:49:35 AM

FREIER, SYLVIA

(nee Krause), 88. Beloved wife of Ernest. Loving mother of Paul (Marie) and Robert (Jeanann). Cherished grandma “Mama” of Erin (Brad) Franklin; and Sari, Amy, Lauren, Lizzy and Kim Freier. Adored great-grandmother of Vivienne. Treasured sister of Dolly (Sheldon) Kopin. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:48:46 AM

FURLAGER, MURIEL L.

68. Beloved wife of Hillel A. Loving mother of Ariela (Adam) and Avital Furlager; and Dahlia (Nate) Zyhowsky. Proud grandmother of Omri, Amir, Yasmine and Clementine Orly. Dear sister of Jim, Nancy, Paul, Martha, Ruth Ann, Phil, Milo and the late Don. Memorials to Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah. Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah. Memorial Park Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:48:00 AM

GARBER, HERBERT S.

72. Beloved husband of Sheryl. Loving father of Alison. Cherished brother of Sheila (Ronald) Nathan and the late Sheldon (Joan) Garber. Much loved brother-in-law of Larry (Aleeda) Steinberg. Adored son of the late Joseph and Molly. Memorials to B'nai B'rith. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:45:51 AM

GECHT, DAVID

76. Beloved husband of Tatiana (nee Guralnik). Cherished father of Elena and Jacob. Devoted grandfather of Paul and Mike. Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation. Star of David Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:44:54 AM

GELFAND, LILLIAN REBECCA

(nee Freid), 98. Beloved wife of the late Max. Loving mother of Inez (Fred) Tivin and Dr. Arnold (Gail) Gelfand. Devoted Grandma Lil of Erik Tivin, Jill (Charles) Friedman, Cindi (Mitchell) Ruchim, Aaron (Rebecca) Gelfand and Greer (Dr. Cory) Ryan. Adored great-grandmother of 18; and great-great-grandmother of 1. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to Hadassah or to JNF or to MRW Health Resource Center. Shalom Memorial Funeral Home.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:44:15 AM

GINSBERG, EDWARD J.

83. Beloved husband of Roberta (nee Frank). Cherished father of Marc (Polly) and Michael (Barbara) Ginsberg; and Evelyn (Maurice) Sellers. Loving grandfather of Bryan (Marlaina) Ginsberg, David Sellers, Kristi Ginsberg, Rachel Sellers (fiancé Josh); Megan, Katie, Jacob, Daniel and Hannah Ginsberg; and great-grandmother of Caleb Ginsberg. Dear brother of Louise (the late Ray) Lyon. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Northwest Chapter of Hadassah. Congregation Beth Judea. Jewish Oakridge Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:42:56 AM

GOLD, NORMAN M.

87. Beloved husband of Barbara (nee George). Loving father of Judy (Dan) and Robert (Teresa). Proud grandfather of Lucy, Matthew, CeCe and Michael. Dear brother of Natalie Newman and the late Eugene. Dear brother-in-law of Roberta (the late Dr. Richard) Evans. Loving uncle of Susie, Beth Ann, Lizzie, Naomi, Josh; and the late Michael Evans and Matthew Newman. Golden Giver member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, www.juf.org or to the Northwestern Memorial Foundation or to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. Anshe Emet Synagogue. Rosehill Cemetery. Chicago Jewish Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:40:13 AM

GOLDZWEIG, MARJORIE E. ‘MARGIE’

(nee Glaser), 83. Beloved wife of Joseph. Cherished mother of Sheila Goldzweig Edstrom and Neal Goldzweig. Dear sister of Phyllis (the late Sheldon) Cantor. Silver Circle member of the Jewish United Fund. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery. Mitzvah Memorial Funerals.

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Posted: 1/5/2018 11:39:34 AM

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