Funeral Details

Martin John Szanto, M.D.


Date and Time

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Yochanan Posner
Lubavich Chabad of Skokie


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Family Residence
7432 N. Lincoln Avenue, Unit C
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Monday - Wednesday
6PM - 9PM

Memorial Contributions

American Cancer Society
PO Box 42040
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-3000
Plant Trees to Jewish National Fund
60 Revere Drive # 725
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Dr. Martin “MARTI” Szanto was born in Chicago, to Dr. Amalia and Dr. Paul Szanto.

Marti attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and obtained his medical degree from Loyola University. Marti did his medical internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Martin achieved the rank of Captain from the Department of the Air Force and served proudly as a medical officer. In 2000 he was accepted as a reserve specialist for critically needed medical specialist in the Air Force Reserve program.

Marti’s life was spent helping people in need. Even through his illness, he would never stop seeing his patients and was driven to help those who needed him. He visited his patients at their home if they were unable to get to his office. He was on the medical staff of Weiss Memorial Hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital of Chicago. He also served his patients seven days a week at Alden North Shore Nursing Facility and the Self-Help Home. He went wherever and whenever he was needed, that was the essence of his life.

He volunteered as a medical doctor for the Ravinia music concerts, being able to help and enjoy the beauty of the nature setting and his love of the arts. He often listened to jazz and the music of the Fifties.

Marti leaves his loving partner of 42 years, Luba Adler, his son Leonard Szanto, his niece and nephew Judy and Sandy Kutin and three great nieces, his nephew Michael Szanto, his sister and her husband Diana Mazel, John Pittarelli and Desiree and James Hurtak, and Volf Adler. Martin was preceded in death by his brother, the late Dr. Philip (the late Anna) Szanto.

Services were held at Chicago Jewish Funerals in Skokie. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park. Donations in his memory can be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000, or plant trees to Jewish National Fund, 60 Revere Dr # 725, Northbrook, IL 60062, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Great doctor. Even better Human Being. I will really miss him. May he rest in peace.

Munir Yaqoob
June 2, 2024
With my deepest sympathy on the passing of Dr Marty Szanto. The community has lost a fine doctor who dealt with hundreds of patients in the course of his medical career.
Many a nursing home patient will miss his kind attention

Sheila Bogen
June 2, 2024
We are so very sorry about the passing of Dr. Szanto. He was a very compassionate man and was truly appreciated. May God bless him abundantly for he deserves it.
The Mahoney’s

Marcia and Martin Mahoney
June 2, 2024
I've known Dr. Szanto for more than 50 years. He was my grandmother's doctor, the doctor to both of my parents, myself and my brother, and at one time even my daughter. He was a friend as well as our doctor, and was at all of my life events, including both of my parents funerals, my wedding, and my daughter's bat mitzvah. Dr. Szanto personified the word "mensch. I will miss him as my doctor, but more so as my friend and someone was always there when I had medical concerns. May his memory always be a blessing to all who knew him.

Jack Fishman
June 2, 2024
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Szanto. He was one of the kindest persons i had the pleasure of knowing. He really took such great care of his patients, my elderly mother and myself included. He was a very special man and will be missed by a great many people. Rest in peace Doc.

Cynthia Heinzl
June 2, 2024
Such a wonderful, kind and patient Dr. Took care of my grandpa and grandma. Dr. Szanto will be missed.

Romeo Tadeja
June 2, 2024
I first met Marty while I was typing medical journal articles for his dad, and both of us worked at Weiss Hospital (early 70s). He ultimately hired me to type his medical reports and we have worked together continuously since then. My daughter took over my transcription business and actually joked with him on the phone last week. Marty was truly a gentleman and will be missed by his patients, friends and service people like us. Sending hugs to Luba , Lenny and Marilyn.
Jackie Goodman
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Jackie Goodman
June 2, 2024
Dr Szanto has been my Dr since 1973. He was the most loving and caring doctor I ever met.
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of being his patient.

Jeffrey Chazen
June 2, 2024
I am truly saddened by the passing of Marty. He was my doctor, friend and confidant for almost 50 years. He was the “old fashion doctor” . I could call him on his cell from anywhere in the US or world with a medical issue, and he was always there with an answer. He will be missed.


Susan Baron
June 2, 2024
Dr. Marty was a wonderful doctor to Harry. He was always there for him. He was a very nice and kind human being.

Harry & Sharon Binker
June 2, 2024
Dr. Szanto is one of the most special people who lived on this planet. He has been my doctor since I was a teenager. When I married my husband followed suit because he knew how special a man he was!! I was in the hospital following surgery and on the day he was admitted to the hospital, this last time, I had called him due to some complications I was having. He called me back 40 minutes after he was admitted. I felt so bad to disturb him but he insisted on knowing what was going on. He always told me he would work until the day he died and he did what he set out to do. He will be missed not only as my doctor but as a friend, well more like family. I love him and hope he is now able to rest in peace 🕊️

Heather Subovitz
June 2, 2024
Dr. Szanto has been my primary doctor ,friend, and confidant for 43
Years all of my adult life. Doctor has been there for me through the good and bad times offering advice and guidance . When my son became an adult there was no other choice.
There are so many stories I would not know where to begin, doctor was always available , day , night, weekend and holiday . No matter when I called he was there.
I will be forever heartbroken that I will never hear the calm sound of voice again.. I thank God for allowing me to have had this amazing person touch my life.

June 3, 2024
Rest In Peace my wonderful and kind brother

Diana Pittarelli
June 3, 2024
Dr. Marty was a wonderful doctor to Harry. He was always there for him. He was a very nice and kind human being.

Harry & Sharon Binker
June 3, 2024
As a medical colleague of Marti at Weiss Hospital in the 80s and 90s, I recall a kind, gentle, intelligent physician who
was deeply committed to his patients. My condolences to his family. May his memory be for blessing.

Lewis Cohen
June 4, 2024
Dr Martin Szanto elected to the editorial board of his journal. We spent many hours discussing the submitted manuscripts at Rush Northshore Hospital. He will always be remembered as an expellant physician and an honorable friend. He will always be remembered as a Mench.

June 4, 2024
Dr. Szanto was my doctor from the late 70s on and I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was the kindest and gentlest man who at one point saved my life when I was extremely ill. My husband, John, and I send our deepest condolences to his family. May his memory be a blessing.

Miriam Krasno
June 4, 2024
I met Dr. Szanto while he was on staff at SJH.
Such a kind man, always with a smile, very caring...he will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
May his memory be a blessing.

Julie Guenther
June 4, 2024
My deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Stanton.

Allyn Espino
June 5, 2024
He was the best and will be terribly missed.

Agnes Schwartz
June 6, 2024