Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Roberta Leah Shavell

August 5, 1946 - January 11, 2018


Date and Time

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Eitan Weiner-Kaplow
Shir Hadash Synagogue


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Cohen Residence
525 Red Bridge Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
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Thursday following the interment until 9PM
Friday - Private calls of Condolence
Saturday evening 5PM - 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 730
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Ronald McDonald House Charities
1301 West 22nd Street, Suite 905
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Shir Hadash Synagogue
200 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090


Roberta Leah Shavell, 71

Beloved mother of Ari (Leslie Jacobson) Cohen. Proud grandmother of Delilah and Aviva. Dear sister of Neela (Mark Wurzbacher) Seldin, Jennifer Shavell and Sarina (Ronald) Fellers and former sister-in-law of Eileen (the late Dennis) Faecher. Cherished aunt of Marc (Thuy-Anh) Seldin, Michelle (Rachel Dultz) Silverman, Stephanie (the late Chet) Bollinger and Jeffrey Faecher and great aunt of many. Service Thursday 12 Noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Westlawn. Memorials in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 730 Chicago, Illinois 60601,, Ronald McDonald House Charities 1301 West 22nd Street, Suite 905 Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 and Shir Hadash Synagogue 200 West Dundee Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Brian Miller

My mother (Joanie Miller) was good friends with Roberta, who she called Bobbie, going back many years. Unfortunately Joanie died young in 2011. Because of their friendship, I met Ari Cohen when Ari and I were children. I am sad to hear of Roberta's passing.

Jeff Miller

I'm sorry to hear of Roberta's passing. She and my late wife Joanie were good friends. She was a positive person and a good friend who will be missed by many.

Gerri Botfeld

To have known Roberta is to have known a real lady. Not only was she my cousin she was my best friend and my confidant, You knew when you told her anything it stayed with her. I guess I can honestly say I knew her all my life. She was six months older than me and never let me forget it "respect I'm older even if is only six months". We shared much. I will miss her more than words can say and LOVE her with all my heart forever. When Roberta Loved you, you knew it was unconditional.

Suzy Hyatt

I'm a retired Navy nurse. When I was Head of the Education Dept. at Naval Hospital, Orlando I hired Roberta as my clerk/typist...and the rest, as they say, is history. We became best friends and were able to visit each other over the years. The most memorable vacation we shared was when we drove from Oceanside, CA to San Francisco, CA along the coast highway...what a fantastic trip. Roberta was a warm, wonderful, loving human being. She will be deeply missed.
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