Monday, April 8, 2013
Highland Park resident helped build two Deerfield synagogues, Northbrook school.
Editor's Note--The information and eulogy below come from Jonathan Plotkin, one of Gen. Levine’s sons in law. Some of the reporting also comes from Deerfield Patch Editor, Steve Sadin, who attended the funeral and whose parents were long time neighbors of the general. Maj. Gen William P. Levine of Highland Park, who was a liberator of the Dachau Concentration Camp in World War II and helped build Moriah Congregation and Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Deerfield, died March 19. He was 97. As a member of the United States army in World War II, Levine served in the 34 AAA Group and was among those who liberated the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany toward the end of the conflict. He was part of army intelligence at the time and one of the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Film critic reviewed movies for 46 years at Chicago Sun Times.
Thursday, April 4
Roger Ebert, a legendary film critic and part of the Siskel and Ebert television show, died Tuesday at 70, according to CNN. Ebert, who wrote approximately 200 reviews a year since 1967 when he became the critic for the Chicago Sun Times, announced in his blog Tuesday he would be reducing his workload, according to CNN. Take a look at the review Ebert and Siskel, who died in 1999, did on “The Shawshank Redemption” and share your own memories.
After a long battle with cancer, Ebert died Thursday, according to media reports.
Roger Ebert, the popular film critic who could weigh a movie's fate with a thumbs up or thumbs down, has died at age 70, according to media reports. The Chicago Sun-Times, the publication where Ebert reviewed movies for 46 years, reports Ebert died Thursday in Chicago following a long battle with cancer. Referring to Ebert as the nation's most influential and prominent film critic, the Sun-Times writes of Ebert's decades with the newspaper and also about the 31 years he spent reviewing movies on T.V. In a Sun-Times blog post on Tuesday, Ebert wrote he would be taking a "leave of presence" to deal with his health issues. The "painful fracture" that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer," Ebert wrote in …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wilmette native Elissa Froman died at age 29 of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Friends and coworkers remember her dedication to social justice and her unusual ability to build community in the personal and political spheres.
Although she didn’t have a rabbinical degree, friends and co-workers who knew Elissa Froman say that her precocious ability to build community and her dedication to social justice made her, in many ways, already a rabbi. Froman, who grew up in Wilmette, died of lymphoma at age 29 on Friday, March 22. She spent her short career advocating for social change as a legislative associate with the National Council of Jewish Women and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. As her next move, she had hoped to bring her commitment to social justice to the pulpit. Speaking at her funeral, Froman’s boss, Sammie Moshenberg, used the analogy of the princess and the pea to explain Froman’s passion. If Elissa was the princess, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Lake Forest resident, entrepreneur and leader in financial futures industry dies from brain aneurysm on trip to China.
Elizabeth Cheval, 56, of Lake Forest, the founder and chairman of Bannockburn based EMC Capital Management, Inc., and one of the leaders in the managed futures industry died March 9, according to Wenban Funeral Home. Cheval died from a brain aneurysm while in Beijing, China, on business. Cheval founded EMC in 1988. At EMC, Cheval established herself as one of the top trading advisors in the industry both in terms of her success and the longevity of her company. Under her leadership, EMC has a portfolio in excess of $100 million with an annualized return of 21 percent, according to the firm’s website. Based on that information, she had a knack for profiting in a down market. Cheval was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Wheaton to Joseph W. and Ann N. …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Joan Belon, 81 of Deerfield passed away on March 1. Services will be held Monday, March 4 at Chicago Jewish Funerals in Buffalo Grove.
Sunday, March 3
Joan Belon, nee Cowan age 81 of Deerfield passed way on March 1. She was the loving wife of Vernon, cherished mother of Cynthia (Barry Grayson) Belon and Felicia (Shlomo) Lev, adored grandmother of Michael Lemmon, Shoshana (Steve Carter) Belon, Marcus (fiancée Helee Hillman) Lev, Danya Lev and Maya Lev, and dear sister of Shirley (Larry) Krutt. Services will be held Monday, March 4 at noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 North Buffalo Grove Rd. (one block North of Lake Cook Rd.), Buffalo Grove. Interment will be at Westlawn. Memorials in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, www.alz.org or Orphans of The Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL 60015, www.…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Bixby was a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leader, in addition to working at the library.
Monday, February 11
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Dorothy Ellen Bixby, 92, of Deerfield, passed away February 9, 2013. Beloved wife of the late William; loving mother of Susan Sandholm and Janet Bixby; cherished grandmother of Sarah Sandholm (Ken Friedberg) and Tim (Holly) Sandholm; adoring great-grandmother of Joshua and Matthew Friedberg; dear sister of Don (Claire) Mercer and Cynthia Parham; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her sisters: Margaret Stewart, Ruth McCollum, Marian Lowry, Alice Allen and Beth Williams. Dorothy and Bill met while attending Northern Illinois Teachers College and married in 1946. She was a teacher, Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader and worked for many …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Services for Deerfield resident set Sunday.
Saturday, February 2
William Spellberg, 82, of Deerfield died today. He was the beloved husband of the late Susanne and the devoted father of Dr. David (Elisabeth Caplan), Philip (Dianne Leland), and Alan (Audra Kaplan). He was also the loving grandfather of Sean, Jordyn, Leah, Claire, Jack, Joseph, Helen and Nathan. Spellberg was also the dear brother of Richard (Carole) and Norman and the cherished brother-in-law of Judith and Jerold Fink. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., in Skokie with burial at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Council for the Jewish Elderly, 3003 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago 60645 or on line. Funeral arrangements were made by …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Wunrow, of Deerfield, will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday.
Monday, January 28
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Richard G. Wunrow, 80, of Deerfield, passed away January 24, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne, nee Rankin; loving father of Karl (Erin) and Kristi (David) Dabertin; cherished grandfather of Caroline and Olivia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:30 am at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lake County Regional Office, 100 Tri-State Int. #125, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
Deerfield resident was vocational rehabilitation counselor.
Monday, January 28
William “Bill” Newman, 61 of Deerfield died Friday in hospice care after a brief illness. Newman leaves behind family and friends including his wife, Ann, sons Matthew and Michael and his mother Polly. His father was the late Charles Newman. He is also survived by his brothers Allan (Diane) and David (Naomi), and in-laws Violet, Dan, Mark, Mary Jo, Jean, Tom, Chris, Tony, Joy, Kathy and Jim as well as many nephews and nieces. Newman worked for many years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor helping the disabled. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. Services were held Sunday at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 North Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice …