Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Robert M. Beaubaire

May 9, 1935 - March 14, 2017


Date and Time

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM


North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022


Rabbi Wendi Geffen
North Shore Congregation Israel
Cantor Jay O'Brien
Solel Congregation


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Dr. Michael And Jackie Beaubaire
1115 Lampton Lane
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

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Following the interment until 6PM
Saturday 6PM-9PM and
Sunday 1:30PM-7:30PM
Shiva coordinator:
Susie Erlebacher 312.671.6737

Memorial Contributions

Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation Illinois
1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Robert M. Beaubaire age 81.

Beloved husband of Joan nee Kaatz for 53 years. Devoted father of Lynn Rutstein, Dr. Michael (Jackie) and David (Lisa). Proud grandfather of Jessica, Stephen, Kaitlyn, Alexander, Madeleine, Will and Charlie. Dear brother of Judie (Stephen) Elston. Fond brother-in-law of Leon Kaatz and Margie (Joseph) Picone. Bob was the founder and first Chairman of JDRF Illinois, former Vice-President of Jewish Community Centers of Chicago where he chaired the Camp Chi Committee. He was a long-time member of North Shore Congregation Israel and served on its Board of Trustees. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, Bob proudly worked 60 years in the steel and metals industry, serving as the Vice-President of Robinson Steel, President of Lake Shore Steel and, most recently, President and CEO of Mission Metals, Inc. Service Friday 10:30AM at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. Interment Shalom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to JDRF Illinois, 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60602, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Wanda Hughes

I worked with Bob in the steel industry for 20 years. He was an inspiration to me. His hard work in the steel business never stopped him from telling me about his wife, children & grandchild. His stories of adventures of traveling back and forth to California were wonderful to hear. He had his priorities and first and foremost he made it clear his first love was his "family"! I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to known & work with such a wonderful person. He will be missed.
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