Funeral Details

Sharon Avny

July 1, 1948 - November 5, 2021


Date and Time

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Rabbi Sidney Helbraun
Temple Beth-El


Serck residence
1541 Oakwood Place
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
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Following the interment until 9PM
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Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
308 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 225
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096

Understanding Shiva


Sharon Avny nee Shepardson age 73

Beloved wife of Dr. Warren Y. Avny and his children Michelle (Stephen) Serck and Jeffrey Avny (Kim Fossieck). Much beloved grandma Sharon to Jacob, Adam, and Benjamin Serck. Sister of Diane Shepardson and Beverly Lambert. Special auntie of Sara Shepardson Mitchell and Stacy Shepardson Williams. Graveside service Thursday 1PM at Shalom Memorial Park (Section VII-Mt. Zion), 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, 308 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 225, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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.Will are sad that our friend Sharon will no longer be with us. We had a wonderful friendship for 23 years, playing golf, cards, and parties. No words can truly express the sorrow we feel on her passing. Love , Kathy and Clive

kathy and Clive makinson-sanders
November 8, 2021
Truly a beautiful soul. We will all miss her spirit and generous nature! May she rest in peace with the angels.
With our love
Karen and Jerry Stevens November 8, 2021

Karen Stevens
November 8, 2021
Dear Warren,
I am so sorry to hear about Sharon. Even though we didn't get together that often, you were always kind enough to tell her I said "HI", whenever I saw you.
I was lucky enough to know her and will miss her smile and her quirky humor!!
You are in my thoughts, Love, Sally (Baudino)

Sally Baudino
November 8, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences. Many memories of you both fill our hearts. May she rest in peace.

Janet and Frank Simon
November 8, 2021
We loved Sharon and will miss her in every way ...sending our sincere condolences to warren and family. Liz and wyatt

Elizabeth Hagerty
November 8, 2021
Dear Warren,
Please accept our deepest condolences to you and family. I have fun memories of golf tournaments with her innovation theme costumes. After viewing some of her art work, I realized where the creativity came from. She will be missed.
Sherry and Tom McCrossen

Sherry and Tom McCrossen
November 9, 2021
Dear Warren,

Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Sharon was such a gentle soul. We first met when we were both in our twenties and transplants to California. Our parents had just recently started seeing each other and that was our connection. Before Sharon and I met, Irene would talk about Sharon with such great joy and pride. Sharon turned out to be everything that her Mom was so proud of.

Over the years we saw each other at family gatherings and we always enjoyed and appreciated the warmth and friendliness that you both gave us.

Sharon will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Dave and Roni

Dave and Roni Wilson
November 10, 2021