Funeral Details

Howard S. Ellegant

February 6, 1942 - March 16, 2023


Date and Time

Monday, March 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Rabbi Rachel Weiss
Cantor Howard Friedland
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Ellegant Residence
310 Wesley Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Memorial Contributions

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
National Peace Corps Association
20 F Street Northwest
7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
Camp Havaya
1299 Church Road
Wyncote, Pennsylvania 19095


Howard S. Ellegant, age 81.
Beloved husband of Carol Ellegant nee Mendelson. Loving father of David Ellegant and Debra Chesnin (Alex Tartakovsky). Proud grandfather of Leah Evelyn Tartakovsky. Devoted son of the late Sol and Eileen Ellegant. Service Monday 10AM at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation,, National Peace Corps Association, or Camp Havaya, From 1962-1964, Howard was in the Peace Corps and served in Medellin, Colombia designing and building rural schools with community members. He spent 16 years with the Army Corps of Engineers in roles ranging from architect to Value Engineering Officer. He was a member of the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) Fellow, past Chair of the SAVE Certification Board, former VP and President of the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter SAVE Distinguished Service Award. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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