Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Joe Star

October 25, 1952 - April 20, 2017


Date and Time

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM


Sunset Memorial Lawns
3100 Shermer Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov
Northwest Indiana Chabad


Rachael (Brad) Finkel Residence
2122 Birchwood Lane
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Following the service until 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Minyan at 7:30 PM)
Shiva Coordinator - Lisa McDougall 773.870.6466
*The Finkel Residence is a Kosher Home*

Memorial Contributions

In Memory of Joe Star
JCC Camp Chi
3050 Woodridge Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Joe Star.
Joe fought a courageous battle for 5 years against Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinsonism. Beloved husband of Roberta Weiss Star. Loving father of Rachael (Brad) Finkel and Jason (Julie) Star. Proud Zayde of Blake Adam and Shayna Renee Finkel and Laney Sophia and Vera Andora Star. Dear brother of Irene (Andy) Engel and Pauline (Larry) January. Fond brother-in-law of Nancy (Les) Lipschutz and Randy (Adrienne) Weiss. Adored son of the late Paul and Rose Csillag. Devoted son-in-law of the late Arthur and Sylvia Weiss. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Graveside service 10 am at Sunset Memorial Lawns Cemetery, 3100 Shermer Road, Northbrook.. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to JCC Camp Chi, 3050 Woodridge Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Joe Star below and
we will share them with the family.

Debbie Heatherly

Words cannot describe what a wonderful man Joe was. I was honored to know him and his precious family. Praying for comfort and God's love to give this family peace. Much love to his devoted wife Roberta.

Marty Kander

Memories of Joe will always be for a blessing. Joe was one of those unique individuals whose presence made everything around him brighter. Even as he suffered so deeply he made everyone else feel better. He will be tremendously missed. May his lovely wife, Roberta, his children and all who knew him be always mindful of the betterment he brought to all of us. We weep for his sad departure but exalt for the exemplary legacy he left to us all.

Candy Vaskovsky

I can't believe you are gone! From the day you and Roberta walked into my office I have adored both of you so much! You will be so missed by all who knew you! You have left a mark on everyone's heart! You
can't imagine how wonderful a man you where! your surprise birthday you can't imagine how hard a secret that was to keep from you! You lived life to the fullest! You loved and where loved in return! Thank you Joe for being my friend I will love you forever.. Candy

Marcia (Baim) and Howard Fine

Howie and I were so sad to hear of Joe's suffering and passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to Robbi and the entire family. It's been a long time since we've seen each other but we carry fond memories of our younger years. May Joe's memory forever be a blessing to you all. You have our deepest sympathy.

Jennifer Baralli

Roberta: My family and I (my mom/dad included) have not seen you and Joe in some time now but have thought of both of you/your family often. I remember the last meaningful conversation that we had at Northwestern Memorial Hospital before you moved to Buffalo Grove. All of us have been very fond of Joe. I know your family is going through something that cannot be described in words. We are thinking of you, Roberta, and your family at this time and sending peaceful prayers to all of you. XO

Sylvia Krakauer

Our Shabbat table will always have an empty space but our hearts are full of love and gratitude for the (too brief) time you shared with us. We love you and your family forever, Joe, and we will do our best to carry on your legacy of kindness and generosity. Sylvia and Danny

brad Weiss

Dear Robbie, although we lost touch over the years, you Joe and the entire family have been deep in my heart and in my prayers throughout. I love you all deeply and wil miss Joe. I have not been able to make it out of the house for several several weeks which is why,I,could not,come by. I truly wanted to be there with and for you. Love to all.
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