Funeral Details

Florence Shay

February 14, 1922 - August 22, 2012


Date and Time

Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM


Congregation B'nai Torah
2789 Oak Street
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Rabbi Michael Sommer
Congregation B'nai Torah


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Dembo Residence
2551 Windrush Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Sunday upon return from the cemetery until 9PM
*Street parking is not permitted on Windrush. Parking will be available on Prestburg or the East side of Cotswold Way.*

Memorial Contributions

Congregation B'nai Torah
2789 Oak Street
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
18 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
The charity of your choice


Florence Shay nee Gerson

Beloved wife of Arthur Shay; devoted mother of Jane (the late Eliot) Wald, Richard (Jami Good) Shay, Lauren (Carl) Lavin, Steven (Laura Wold) Shay and the late Harmon Shay; mother in law of Bonnie Hillman Shay; proud grandmother of Austin (Beth), Seth (Kate), Carter and Celeste Lavin, Natalie and Gabriella Shay; adored great grandmother of Moses Lavin; dear sister of Donald (the late Louise) Gerson and the late Ruth (the late Mac) Antillis. Service Sunday, 1:00 pm at Congregation B'nai Torah, 2789 Oak St., Highland Park, IL 60035. Interment Shalom. Memorials in her memory to Congregation B'nai Torah, to Planned Parenthood of Illinois, 18 S. Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Buffalo Grove Chapel 847.229.8822,


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A grand lady who will be missed by many. I will sorely miss her smile and wit. My sympathies to her family.

Rev. Paula T. Webb
September 3, 2012
We are deeply saddened by Florence's passing. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to her family in their bereavement.

David and Koko Chesanow
August 25, 2012
Florence had it all! What a cool lady! She was a dear-hearted and brilliant friend. What a fortunate family to have been influenced by her!
With sympathy and love,

Robin Wilkie
August 24, 2012