Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Lee Karon

March 24, 1931 - April 11, 2019


Date and Time

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM


Congregation Solel
1301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035


Rabbi Evan Moffic
Congregation Solel


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Byron Residence
1057 Lincoln Avenue South
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Upon return from the cemetery until 8:30PM

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Memorial Contributions

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
355 East Erie
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Lee Karon (nee Goldwasser) passed away on Thursday at the age of 88 following a brief illness. She is survived by her three daughters, Maureen (Scott) Byron, Laurie (Paul) Feig and Peggy (Howard) Pattis; along with grandchildren Brett Byron, Samuel Byron (Molly Haas-Hooven), Michael Pattis and Katie Pattis, and her great-granddaughter Rory Byron. The daughter of Lawrence and Mary Goldwasser, Lee grew up in Benton, Illinois. She went on to graduate from Northwestern University, and to earn her PhD in Early Childhood Education. She was proudest of her family, though. Having met her husband Sheldon Karon their first year at Northwestern University, they wasted no time beginning what would become a sixty-seven-year-long marriage. Together, she and Sheldon traveled the world, were active in social justice and political causes, and raised three children (as well as two dogs). Lee was a founding member of Congregation Solel. She was a rabid sports fan, a fierce friend, and an unparalleled baker. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Service Sunday, 1PM at Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab,, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Michael Makely

Dear Byron family, Meg and I were very sad to hear about the passing of your loving Mom and Grandma Lee. We had the pleasure of meeting her at the Lake shore CC July 4th celebration last year. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Fondly, Mike, Meg, Leigh, and Georgia Makely
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