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Funeral Details

Robert Joseph Paley


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Memorial Contributions

Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 310
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481
University of Michigan Law School
625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
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Robert Joseph Paley, 87.
Beloved husband of Marcia nee Krupinsky. Loving father of Susan (Kevin) Fisher, the late Michael (Rachel Cantor) Paley and the late JoAnne Paley. Proud grandfather of Asher Fisher, Sam and Matthew Paley. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481, or the University of Michigan Law School, 625 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, or your favorite charity. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Fred Kaplan

Marcia, my heart goes out to you. I was so sorry to hear about Bob and am so very sorry that he and I lost touch in the last ten years or so. It was certainly my fault, not his, but, truly, is no reflection of how I felt about Bob.
He was a great mentor, a better friend, and someone I admired and held in the highest regard. Simply put, Bob was truly one of the best people I have ever known - beyond his intelligence, which was obvious to all, his honesty, integrity, generosity, selflessness, and kindness were beyond compare. He was unpretentious, to say the least – salt of the earth. And, of course, as you or Susie said yesterday, he was a "goofball" – but only in the best and most endearing sense of the word.
For the past several days, I have recounted to my colleagues and friends - many of whom knew Bob, and others who did not - a treasure trove of stories about Bob that still warm my heart and, of course, continue to make me laugh out loud, so much so, that, most often, it’s hard for me to tell the “punchline”. One of those stories I think you alluded to at the funeral yesterday, at least if it’s the “napkin” story I am thinking about – the one when Bob and Joe Wyse had walked back to the office from lunch at Wendy’s on Wabash. I bumped into the two of them as we were getting into the elevator. I noticed that Bob had a rather nice size dollop of mustard on his suit coat, which, of course, made me laugh, but then I noticed that he was still sporting a paper napkin, as well, very neatly tucked into his pants at the waist. Of course, when I saw that, I truly started to erupt in laughter – first, there was the image in my head of Bob and Joe, two senior big law firm lawyers, walking down Wabash, in suits, and Bob, in particular, dressed to the nines, complete with a Wendy’s paper napkin in his waistband; second, was the realization that Bob had come prepared – mustard on suit coat; heck, I can take care of that; I have my handy, da

Chadd Berkun

Dear Paley Family,
At an early and critical point in my late wife Susan's career Bob became her mentor. She continued to seek his sound advise for decades.
Bob and Marcia both became long time friends to us both. I send you all my most heartfelt condolences.
Chadd Berkun
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