Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Gladys L. Wolff

July 2, 1920 - July 14, 2017


Date and Time

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM


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


Rabbi Peter Knobel
Soprano Soloist Tracy Cantin
Pianist Josh Quinn

Interment - Private


Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077

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Following the service until 3:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

Contributions to Chicago Opera Theater
70 East Lake Street, Unit 415
Chicago Illinois 60601
Working in the Schools (WITS)
641 West Lake Street, Unit 200
Chicago, Illinois 60661


Gladys Lifton Wolff, 97, passed away Friday evening after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Hilburt Wolff, and her beloved brothers, Robert B. Lifton (Carol Rosofsky) and Lloyd Lifton. Gladys was the mother of Jan Wolff Bensdorf (Jim) and Eric Wolff (Dorothy), grandmother of Naomi Bensdorf Frisch (Aaron), Ethan Bensdorf (Matthias Pintscher), Woody and Noah Wolff, and great grandma Gladys to Elise Frisch. Her relationship with Vinna was particularly meaningful for her in the last years of her life. She loved music of all kinds, particularly opera. She was a long time member of the board of Chicago Opera Theater. She could frequently be found in her regular seats at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert or a Lyric Opera performance. She imparted this love of music to her children and grandchildren. Trained as a teacher, in later years she participated in the WITS program at Jenner School. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. For service information, please contact Chicago Jewish Funerals. Contributions to Chicago Opera Theater, 70 E. Lake Street #415, Chicago IL 60601 or Working in the Schools (WITS) 641 W. Lake St. #200, Chicago 60661. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Tara Webber

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God's promise & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together. You have my condolences.
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