Funeral Details

Byron H. Weis

May 9, 1935 - December 17, 2022


Date and Time

Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Cantor Steven Stoehr
Congregation Beth Shalom


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Coustan Residence
2128 Pioneer Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Monday from 3PM to 5PM, and 6PM to 8PM.
Tuesday from 12 Noon to 5PM, and 6PM to 8PM.

Memorial Contributions

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 640
Chicago, Illinois 60601
or to
Pacific Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research


Byron H. Weis, age 87
Beloved husband of Brenda nee Barak. Dear father of Jay (Ava) Weis, Michael (Lisa) Weis, Andrew (Amy) Weis, and Hillary (Charles) Coustan. Proud grandfather of Richard, Robert (Bonnie), Robin (Donovan), Randy, Grant, Michelle, Eli, Natalie, Jayna, Ari, Elliott, and Shai. Doting great-grandfather of Perry. Devoted son of the late Sidney and Ileen Weis. Cherished brother of Marcia Weis. Service Monday 12 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 640 Chicago, IL 60601 or to Pacific Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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This is a memory from long ago. Byron was no older than 6 and was visiting us in Indiana all on his own. Maybe he was even younger. He disappeared one afternoon. Just took off and we were mystified at where he could have gone. We were actually frantic and it took several hours to find him. Or let me say he showed up on his own! It turned out that he had gone to the funeral of a gypsy king who was living in a store front several blocks away. My town was not full of gypsies; this was an exotic discovery on his part. I can't begin to imagine how he found out about it and had gone off on his own for this adventure. I was really impressed at his courage and drive for adventure. My mother was glad he returned and was not just kidnapped by the gypsies who were quite transient and gone in a week. So this memory is entitled Byron and the Death of the Gypsy King! Byron was my favorite cousin.

Ella Lyon
December 18, 2022
Sending my deepest condolences

Elizabeth Ingram
December 19, 2022
With a heavy heart, I offer my sincerest condolences to the Weis and Coustan families. I had the honor and privilege of working with Byron. He touched my heart and life with his kindness, honesty, integrity, sincerity and genuineness to name a few. I am a better person and lawyer because of Byron and am grateful to have been a part of his life. I will take comfort knowing his pain and frustrations are over and he is resting in piece. I will miss him.

Daniel DuBrock
December 19, 2022
Sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences.

Jim Pavel
December 19, 2022
When I first met Hillary's dad (Mr. Weis to me.. I don't think I ever called him Byron), he was excited to take me to a real Chicago steak house. I was excited too since I do love meat. He thought it was the funniest thing when I mis-ordered and asked for the 2 oz filet (rather than some normal-sized portion) He kept asking - Lucy, are you sure you're not still hungry? I was too embarrassed to say that I was (though I likely ate a lot of rolls or potatoes).

He was always so kind and generous. And an inspiration running 7 or 8 miles a day well into his 70s. He will be missed & I will always remember his warm spirit.


Lucy Cummings
December 19, 2022