Funeral Details

Laya J. Frischer

April 13, 1935 - April 1, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, April 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM


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


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Frischer Residence
708 South Boulevard
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Friday from 3:00PM until 6:30PM
Sunday from 1:00PM until 4:00PM

The Mather
450 Davis Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Saturday from 1:00PM until 4:00PM

Memorial Contributions

JCFS Chicago (Chicago Jewish Family Services)
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Laya Judith Frischer (nee Edgar), age 88 of Evanston, IL, died April 1, 2024. She is survived by her beloved family: sons, Marc (Soo) and Paul (Susan) Frischer; grandchildren, Olivea, Charlotte, Jacob, and Maurice Frischer, Jonathan and Sophia Roven and David Frischer; nieces and nephew, Barry, Orna, and Daphna Edgar and many cousins. She also leaves to cherish her memory, many dear friends who are considered family. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Amie Frischer, her loving ex-husband and friend, Henri Frischer and her brother, Raphael Edgar. Laya’s passion for and dedication to family extended well beyond her own and was apparent in her long career as a child and family therapist. While evaluating, treating and supporting children and their families, she touched the lives of countless babies, children and parents. Service Friday April 5, 2024 at 10:00 am (CST) at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to JCFS Chicago (Chicago Jewish Family Services), 230 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Our family all adored her. She spoke to us as if we were her own children, and to our children as if they were her own grandchildren. Miss her. - Dori & Jeff

Jeff Balch
April 2, 2024
To me, Laya was like a second mother. As kids we all spent our summers out in Michigan , splashing in the lake and playing on the beach. Except for Laya- she NEVER went in the water!! She was a loving friend to both my parents and I will remember her infectious laugh twinkling bright eyes and wise words always . As my daughter said when she was a little girl: “Laya is my favorite woman”

Miriam Whiteley
April 2, 2024
Thoughts and prayers to Paul and Family. Laya will be missed.

Donette Blackburn
April 3, 2024
Laya was the person who helped me realize that I could start college in my early twenties after years of self doubt. I have never forgotten the role she played in my journey and am forever grateful. Her goodness lives on in so many others. May her memory be a blessing.

Don Miner
April 3, 2024
'''''''''Dear Family of Laya,
I have very fond memories of Cousin Laya when she would come to visit us in Minneapolis. She loved coming to our lake house on Lake Minnetonka in the summer. I have a vivid memory of her modern dancing in our living room to music. She was so graceful! I send my hugs and heartfelt sympathy to ALL The Cousins on the loss of dear Laya. The funeral was a tremendous tribute to her. Larry and I are with all of you in spirit. With Love, Naomi and Larry Rivkin

Naomi Rivkin
April 5, 2024
Gregg and I are so honored to have known Laya.
Her legacy does indeed expand beyond family. Her gentle teachings,her patience and understanding , Laya’s non judgmental love saved and kept our family intact. We are forever grateful to have her in our lives for the last 40 years.
We will miss our teacher, therapist and dearest of friend.
Thank you for sharing her with us.

Barbara Dorner
April 6, 2024
We just wanted to let Marc and Paul know that our thoughts are with you and your families.
Laya will remain in our hearts.
Giovanni, Tullia e Matteo with Franco

Tullia Ajmar
April 7, 2024