Funeral Details

Andrea F. Upin Deutch

November 7, 1950 - February 5, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Yaacov Dvorin
Congregation Bnai Shalom


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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The Deutch Residence
610 Maple Drive
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Thursday: 4-9PM
Friday: 9 AM - 2PM
Saturday Evening: 7-9PM
Sunday: 2-8PM
Monday and Tuesday: 3-9PM

Memorial Contributions

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
PO Box 4224
New York, New York 10163


Andrea F. Upin Deutch, age 73
Beloved mother of Charles Deutch, Harry (Annie) Deutch, Ben Deutch, and Robbie (Sarah) Deutch. Proud Savta of Emma, Natan, Ezra, Eden, Netanel, Ela, Amalia, Elianna, Leon, and Zoey. Dear sister of Ira (Jenny) Upin and Leonard (Laura) Upin. Andrea was a beloved and dedicated early childhood educator for over 40 years. She touched many lives both teachers and students alike. She was devoted to her Jewish faith and identity and was an unwavering supporter of Israel. Andrea was an avid bike rider and walker. She was a breast cancer survivor and completed several 3-day Susan G. Komen Walks. She loved going on long walks with her dog Loki. She will be missed terribly by all those who were privileged to know her. Service Thursday 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charities supporting Friends of the Israel Defense Forces PO Box 4224 NY, NY 10163 USA 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'm so sorry to hear this. May her memory always be a blessing.

Sunshine Levy
February 6, 2024
Our condolences to Andrea’s family.

Alejandra Ramirez
February 6, 2024
I met Andi at Kibbutz Yiron in 1974. We instantly Hit it off and realized we had a lot in common. We both came back to the United States, got married, and had all boys. We were both early childhood educators, and after we both got divorced, we used to laugh about all the things our boys were doing. We were truly sisters, and that sense and I will always love and miss her terribly

June Kraff
February 6, 2024
Andrea will be remembered for her kind and caring nature. She was so helpful to us with information and suggestions when our family traveled to Israel. When we communicated online she had such proud stories about her family. Family was everything to her. May her memory be a blessing.
Lydia and Bob Dorsky

Lydia Dorsky
February 7, 2024
Andrea was my closest friend in grammar school, at Cleveland Elementary, where we met in third grade.
We rode our bikes on most days as well as played games of our own imaginations .
Sadly, we have not spoken for several years, but she will always be with me.
Her name will be remembered as a blessing.
Sid Rabin

Sidney Rabin
February 7, 2024
May her memory be for a blessing! We were honored to have known Andrea, her son, brother and grandchildren through Congregation B'nai Shalom. Al & Darcy Gans

Darcy Gans
February 7, 2024
Charles and Family

My deepest condolences on your loss. May Andrea's memory be for a blessing.

Chuck Kahalnik
February 7, 2024
I am so saddened to hear of Andrea's death. I will forever treasure the friendship we shared and the long talks we had about everything when we were neighbors on Church Street. Our children played together, her oldest sons babysat my children, and years later when we moved one or two of you helped us to unpack all of our books. I remember how proud she was of each of her children, the empathy and concern she had for those of her children and students who were going through difficulties, and how much she loved her children and grandchildren. She proudly showed me all the pictures and was so excited to do so and so proud. She was so caring and compassionate, she was truly one of the most wonderful people I have ever been honored to know. We are in Israel now, so will not be able to participate in the funeral. We are thinking of all of you. May Hashem comfort her family, and all of us, and may her memory be for a blessing.

Cathy Horwitz
February 7, 2024
I had a privilege to work with Andrea. She was a dedicated Jewish early childhood educator. Many families with young children received her care and love. Andrea will be greatly missed. May her memory be a blessing.

Rimma Khodosh
February 7, 2024
Very sorry to here the loss of Andrea.

Lon Raff
February 7, 2024
I first met Andrea a few years ago, as we were both members of Skokie Central Synagogue. We shared a fondness & love for dogs. Her affection for her lab, Loki was contagious. Andrea was so special and quite interesting. She always had a story or meaningful opinion to share. Her love for her children and grandchildren was tremendous. I always looked forward to seeing Andrea, due to the warmth, friendliness and positive energy that were a part of who she was. She will be missed. We hope that Loki will find a loving home.

Janet KATZ
February 8, 2024
הצטערנו לשמוע על מותה הפתאומי של אנדי.נזכור את חיוכה ואת שמחת החיים שלה.
משתתפים באבלכם העמוק, ושולחים לכם חיבוק

חקוש ומירי

חקוש רוזנזפט
February 8, 2024
Andrea was a profoundly caring and compassionate woman who I was privileged to know for many years. May her memory be a blessing.

Karen Nolan
February 8, 2024
May the Lord look after her & let her family know she is joyful in the afterlife.

Beth,Ken,Redd Bishop
February 8, 2024
The Parke family was so very sad to learn of Andrea's death. Both of our sons attended Gan Shalom and greatly benefitted from being in her classroom. Her wisdom, love, and sense of humor left an indelible mark on our family. Thank you Deutch family for sharing your beautiful matriarch with so many of us.

Jason Parke
February 10, 2024
Sorry to hear. You were very important. We miss you! Your Next door Neighbors in Skokie,I’ll.

Celeste Carneal
February 12, 2024
Wow! This is a shocker. Andrea was my neighbor for many years. She was a wonderful human being. Her memory will always be for a blessing and remain tucked away in my heart. I can hear her calling her then dog "Solomon" to go out for their daily walk. I pray for strength and comfort for the family especially her boys! I am sorry for your loss. You all have my most sincerest condolences.

Lorna Rubio
February 17, 2024