Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Shirley Irene Hoffman

January 3, 1926 - September 12, 2017


Date and Time

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM


Sunset Memorial Lawns
3100 Shermer Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Cantor David Landau


Chicago Jewish Funerals North Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Following the interment until 8PM
Hoffman Residence
2801 Old Glenview Road, Unit 434
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
Friday 1PM - 4PM

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Memorial Contributions

Heartland Animal Shelter
2975 Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Shirley Irene Hoffman nee Lapin, age 91

Cherished wife for 59 years of the late Melvin G. Hoffman. Devoted and loving mother of Lonny (Barbara), Carole and Debbie Hoffman. Loving and doting grandmother to her granddogs, Shena and Sadie Hoffman. Beloved daughter of the late Dora Feldman and the late Joseph Lapin. Dear sister of the late Evelyn Brownstein and sister-in-law of the late Joyce Gilman. Fond aunt of her nieces and nephews. Shirley grew up in Chicago and attended Von Steuben High School. As a young girl of age 14, while vacationing in Union Pier/Lakeside/South Haven, MI., she met the love of her life, Melvin. One of the most important things was that they could always talk to each other. Shirley loved life and was an enormous support to her family and friends, always lending her ear and staying positive. She was an avid reader, animal lover, and sci fi movie fan, with a great sense of humor. She loved science and had wanted to work in the healthcare field. The world has lost a woman of immense compassion and integrity. We love her dearly. Graveside service 2PM at Sunset Memorial Lawns, 3100 Shermer Rd., Northbrook. Memorials in her memory to the Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Caryn Drovie

We will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.
Love Drovie family

Tracy Cook

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. We are always here for you.

Rhonda Tadelman

Debbie, I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. Her memories will carry you through. Rhonda T.

Carole Randecker

To the "other" Carole: Ever since you and I met in 1973, your mother and family have always been so welcoming. I remember you and your mom hosted a bridal shower for me. Your mom also invited me to a special religious dinner where I had my first brisket. Trust me, although physically gone, your mother will always be with you. Love from Carole and Harv.
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