Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Mark Spencer Weiss

April 12, 1949 - November 11, 2017


Date and Time

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004


Rabbi Debra Newman-Kamin
Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation

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Memorial Contributions

The Motion Picture & Television Fund
335 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90036
Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
CureSMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy)
925 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
American Heart Association
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-9807


Mark Spencer Weiss, 68, of Los Angeles (originally Chicago), passed away peacefully after a long and valiant battle with a degenerative neuromuscular condition. Beloved son of the late Fred and Bettye Weiss; loving devoted brother of Elly Weiss (Walter Hansel) and Roger (Nancy) Weiss; cherished uncle of Zack and Justin Weiss; wonderful cousin and friend to many, including honorary brothers Jeff Wheat and Steve Snow; and was a loyal lifetime Cubs fan. He was treasured, loved, and admired by all who knew him. Graveside service Thursday Nov 16, 11 AM, at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W Rand Rd (Sec. VIII Nebo), Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the The Motion Picture & Television Fund (where Mark was so ideally cared for and loved by his angelic palliative care team and caretakers), Muscular Dystrophy Association, CureSMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), and American Heart Association. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Claudia Cagan

Mark was a treasured neighbor in Sherman Oaks, always with a smile on his face and a kind word to share. May his memory be a blessing to his family and all who knew his amazing spirit.

Kris Rainey

Madelyn and I are thinking about your family. We love you.

stuart weiss

Always a happy go lucky guy who was a devoted Cub fan, will be missed...

Mel Powell

Mark was a great neighbor and a joy to bump into around the building and, for years, the neighborhood...despite the Cubs hat. It was impossible not to be happy for him when the Cubs won the World Series (even though they went through the Dodgers to get there),

Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg

The light of the world has dimmed just a bit at the passing of my dear friend Mark. Having him in my life has been and continues to be a blessing. Ha Makom Yneichem....may you his family and friends be comforted in your mourning. And may he rest in peace.

Martin Berkman

a sad loss of a family member, a family of courage, compassion, and beauty

Caryn Shulman

Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you all.

Diane Hornstein

Mark was loved by bringing so much love into the world by his very being. With sincerest sympathy on the loss of one so dear.

Steve Snow

I'm deeply saddened by Marks passing. He was the older brother I always wanted and I will always cherish the memories of time spent in conversation at family events or on the phone over the years. His humor, intelligence and love for life and family were a beacon to those who admired and loved him. He will be greatly missed.

Steve Ritter

Zicrono L'Vracha (×?×?ר×?× ×? ×?×?ר×?×?) Mark was an inspiration to all who knew him and his memory is and always will be a blessing. I will never forget the gentle, loving soul and generous spirit that Mark was.

Susan Weiss

My lifetime love for Mark was built on commonalities of joy and upbringing. I will never know what hurts more now - the illness he suffered for so long, or our loss of this very special man. May his memory be a Blessing.

Ronald Smolin

My memories of Mark Back in the day was a smart and gentle soul. Wish I could have spent time talking with him more. His soul is now at peace.

Deborah Moran

Mark carried on the tradition of humor that runs through his family. Loved our conversations about everything from cosmology to politics. As Mark would say, sending love and knishes.

Karen Shoshana

Incredibly sad loss. My heart goes out to the Weiss family. May his memory be a blessing.

Jeffrey Wheat

Its been 5 days now and frankly I'm still at a loss for the right words to express my feelings. For 39 years, Mark was my best friend, mentor, counselor and so many other things. My heart is empty. We truly were brothers from different mothers. I will miss his laughter, sense of humor, kindness, unstoppable strenght and courage, positive attitude and bright spirit. With all the struggles he had to contend with, he never gave in or gave up. He will always be my hero. A day will not go by that I don't think of him. I miss you my friend. It hurts to say goodbye.

Lisa Sturm

Iâ??m so very sorry for your loss. Sending my sympathy and love to your family on this very sad day.

Guy Christopher COPPEL

With you in spirit as I am flying to Houston thinking of Mark and all the Weiss family and friends. Mark is alive through our love. We the only think that defies times distance and dimensions. Love to all. We are GC

Danilo Gravina Dalla Paula

My sincere feelings to all of the family.

Joellyn Stoliar

So Sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing. Sending you all love and comfort.

Keith Kobiela

Elly, I am very sorry for your loss.

Julie Pritikin

Mark was a special person and friend. I will cherish my memories of him as a warm, funny, and caring mensch.

Sally Jo Van Arnam

Mark was such a sweet and caring gentlemen. I so enjoyed our time bantering back in forth about my Dodgers and his Cubs. Now he is enjoying the best seat in the all the stadiums. Mark and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janeen Weiss

I was saddened to hear of Mark's passing. He was definitely a very unique man. We had many fun years together. And, though I was a White Sox fan and he a Cub man, we shared the fun of the rivalry. My condolences to his family and friends, especially Jeff and to all those who remember his humor and his love of life.
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