Funeral Details

Eugene "Gene" Leonard Chez, PhD

August 12, 1932 - June 23, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, June 24, 2022 at 1:00 PM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Rabbi Louis Lazovsky
Kesser Maariv


Chez Residence
9139 Kedvale Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Friday following the interment until 5PM. Minyan at 4PM.

Sunday through Wednesday 2PM-4PM and 7PM-9PM. Minyan at 8:15PM.

The family asks that you wear a mask at the Shiva.

Please contact Jay Robinson, the Shiva coordinator, at 224.659.3710.


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Memorial Contributions

Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Michael Chez Memorial Fund
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076

Understanding Shiva


Eugene “Gene” Leonard Chez, PhD, 89
Beloved husband for 71 Years of Doris “Dorie” nee Wishnoff. Loving father of Susan (Ronnie) Masliansky, Howard (Amia) Chez and the late Michael D. (Shari Zimelman) Chez. Proud grandfather of Reuven Masliansky, Tzivia Masliansky, Aaron (Stacey) Masliansky, Efrat Chez, Ayelet Chez, Benjamin Chez and Mollie Chez. Fond great-grandfather of Lily, Joey, and Sophia. Dear brother of the late Beatrice (the late Wilbert) Klass, the late Shirley (Marshall) Turner and the late Jerry (Lorie Hatfield, the late Jackie) Chez. Gene was passionate about his lifelong love, Dorie. Together they travelled to seven continents. He and Dorie enjoyed their shared deserts. Gene was an avid learner. He successfully earned his PhD in later life from Northwestern University. Most of all Gene was a devoted family man! Graveside service Friday 1PM at Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, (Section 5), 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Michael Chez Memorial Fund, 8233 Central Park Ave, Skokie, IL 60076. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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