Funeral Details

Neal Lawrence Barg

November 10, 1952 - March 13, 2023


Date and Time

Friday, March 17, 2023 at 10:30 AM


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Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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788 South Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Memorial Contributions

Special Olympics
Attn: Web Gifts
2600 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
JCC Northbrook
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Neal Barg, 70.

Beloved son of the late Myron and Joni (nee Toll) Barg. Loving and best brother of Howard (significant other Rachel Kao) and Neal’s significant other Janet Redstone Bernstein. Beloved by extended family, friends and Princess. Neal was a member of the Wheeling Wheelmen and a National Ski Patroller. He had a 40 year career in Executive Search Recruitment and Talent Acquisition. Service Friday 10:30 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 North Buffalo Grove Rd (one block North of Lake Cook Rd.), Buffalo Grove. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics or JCC Northbrook To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Sorry for your loss
We will miss Neal on the Wheeling Wheelmen bike rides. He always had encouraging words to share.

Alex Halamaj
March 15, 2023
Wishing peace to all. RIP Neal. You were always encouraging to others and gave your time and energy to support the cycling and skiing community for which you are much appreciated. We will miss riding alongside you in this life.

Jorn Lim
March 15, 2023
Neal was the kind of friend and companion that always kept others best interest in mind. His generosity of mind and spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

March 15, 2023
Very sorry to hear!!!! Will miss you Neal on the WW rides and ride update emails. Wishing peace to all!!!!

Jeff Strauss
March 15, 2023
I will miss you friend.
While we were both patrollers, Neal introduced me to the Wheelmen, and beautiful routes in suburban Chicagoland.
I will miss you on the patrol in the winter, and on the Thursdays bakery rides in good weather.

Francisco Iacobelli
March 15, 2023
Neal. You were a great rider and fun to be with. You will be our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be Missed my friend

Joe Beemster
March 15, 2023
National Ski Patroller Neal Barg,
Neal was on my Team 4 at the Birkie Patrol this year in Hayward, WI. Neal, Lynn, Dave, and I were successful on our 14 kilometer journey of the Kortelopet race. Having met Neal just a few times over the years, Neal was a pleasure to work with at the Birkie event. His passion for helping others in need by provided the services of the ski patrol were outstanding.
I know Neal had a great experience during the Birkie this year. His awesome skiing technique and first-aid skills were second to none. Better yet, Neal was a pleasure to be with at our events.
I will light a candle in your honor Neal.
God Bless you my friend.
Kevin Barrons, Patrol Director
West Michigan Nordic Ski Patrol, NSP

Kevin Barrons
March 16, 2023
Since I am a close friend of Janet Redstone, I knew about Neil from day one. He was a super athlete, and yet he was down to earth, very warm and friendly when it came to his social contacts. Neil was wonderful for Janet and filled her life with joy which made me happy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark
March 16, 2023
Beginning in 1957 we where the Kedvale kids. We went to school from kindergarten thru high school. I’ll always appreciate our friendship and the great memories we had growing up.

Marty Levitt
March 16, 2023
Neal was a wonderful and talented guy, along with being a very nice person. He was always so positive and upbeat. I very much enjoyed the times that I spent with him and my sister Janet, often with my niece Kate, and on occasions with Howard and Rachel. I will miss him. RIP Neal.

Robert Rubinstein
March 16, 2023
I first met Neal sixty-five years ago when we became neighbors on Kedvale in Skokie. We went to school together from first grade through college, and played Little League together for years. He was a wonderful and kind person and I will miss him greatly.

Randy Nelson
March 17, 2023
Dear Howard & Janet, Family & friends,

Today I witnessed how much Neil touched so many lives. He was very attentive and caring to Janet and Kate. and to his little brother Howard and all who knew him.
I am grateful for having met him on a bike ride with Janet and over lunch.

May his memory be eternal and a blessing,
( It was all too sudden & too soon)
💕 Tina

Tina Lambros Anagnos
March 17, 2023