Funeral Details

Elvira Rachlis

January 19, 1934 - February 2, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:00 PM


Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Rabbi Michael Siegel
Cantor Rachel Brook


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rachlis Residence
3139 West Jarlath Street
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Monday following the interment then Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2PM-8PM

Memorial Contributions

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Any Dementia Research Organization


Elvira Rachlis, age 90.

Loving wife of the late Semion “Sam” Rachlis. Beloved mother of Larissa (Mark) Shain and Michael (Jeannette) Rachlis. Proud grandmother of Jackie (David) Altschul, Joshua (Andrea) Shain, Hannah Rachlis, Ben Rachlis and Lily Rachlis. Cherished great grandmother of Breslin, Jonathan, Landon and Shoshana. Dear Sister of Michael (Elissa) Kuriniec and Boris (Lynn) Kuriniec. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Service Monday 1PM at Congregation Anshe Emet, 3751 North Broadway Avenue, Chicago, IL. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to any Dementia Research Organization. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I first met Mrs. Rachlis in approximately 1989 after Michael and I became friends in law school. I was immediately and always thereafter struck by her wonderful humor, kindness and generosity. All of those qualities, along with intelligence and devotion to family, are strongly reflected in her children, grandchildren and extended family, an amazing legacy. She always made me feel welcome and it was a privilege to have known her. I know she will be greatly missed. The Pitzers will have all of the Rachlis family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving. Your good friend, Jeff Pitzer

Jeff Pitzer
February 4, 2024

Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Justyna Rak
February 5, 2024
To All Our Dear Cousins,

We want to send our sincere condolences to everyone. Elvira was a wonderful and sweet women and we always enjoyed spending time with her. We have so many fond memories of times in Chicago and New Jersey with her and all of you. It's a difficult time for everyone and we hope that all the love and well wishes that everyone sends to you, will help you get through your grief.

Sending all our love,
Marcia, Boris, Ryan, Natalie, Mike and Jess

Marcia Libster
February 5, 2024