Funeral Details

Marilyn Floss Smith


Date and Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Nancy Landsman


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Smith- Sax Residence
44 Cambridge Lane
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069
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Tuesday Following the interment till 7PM, Wednesday and Thursday 3PM-8PM.

Memorial Contributions

Metavivor Research and Support
1783 Forest Drive, #184
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Marilyn Floss Smith. Loving mother of Alexandra (Jeffrey) Drazin. Proud grandmother of Emerson. Longtime Partner of Michael Sax. Dear sister of the late Jerome (Sharyce) Floss and Robin (Stewart)Floss- Becker. Beloved aunt of Erica Floss-Becker and Denise Floss. Marilyn Will be missed by many friends and family. Service Tuesday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Metavivor Research and Support. 1783 Forest Drive, #184 Annapolis, Maryland 21401 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals ? Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I am so sorry to hear of this sad news. Marilyn always greeted me with warmth and smiles. I enjoyed her upbeat attitude towards life and her joy over her family. I am sure she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
My condolences and sympathy~

Gayle Sax
March 19, 2023
We have known Marilyn for many years. She was one of the kindest and most loving people we have ever known. I hope her beautiful memories will comfort all who knew her.

lynn and Howard Forkos
March 19, 2023
Elliott and I were so saddened to hear of Marilyn?s passing. She was a very special person. Always had a smile and a good word She will be missed

Karen Cohen
March 19, 2023
My thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

Katie Green
March 19, 2023
I Jane know Marilyn since I was 2 yrs old, and her daughter has been a best friends since then. My family and I will be with Alexandra, Jeff, Emerson, Jason , & Michael; along with all her family to remember what a beautiful soul she was. A loving mother and grandmother, and friend to all around her. We wish you peace and to be reunited with those lost before. My family and I will do all we can to care for your daughter, grandson, and all who love you always and forever may you rest in peace; a beautiful souls and life taken too early. We
Love you all
-Ally, Christopher Beecham

Ally (Blum) Beecham
March 19, 2023
Marilyn was one of the sweetest people ever ! Loved Marilyn and Mikes beautiful love story ! I will miss her laugh and smile! So very sorry for the entire family !

Ricki zabrin
March 19, 2023
Marilyn was the best partner to Michael and a great mom and grandma.
There are no words to describe the loss of an always happy go lucky person.
our sincere condolences to the whole family. I hope her memories live on.

Patti and Allan Fellner
March 20, 2023
Words can't express the profound loss felt from Cousin Marilyn's passing. My deepest sympathy to her loving family, Michael, Alexandra, Jeff, Emerson, Stewart and Erica. I think of Marilyn as a caring person who would go the extra mile for her family and friends. Her smile lit a room and her laugh was contagious. Marilyn possessed a love of life and it's hard to imagine her not being here to share that with us.

Jay and Cheryl Kahn
March 20, 2023
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Marilyn and I worked together at Kimball Hill Homes. Her personality and smile were infectious! She always had a smile and laughs in her. Marilyn introduced me to her cousin Gary Kahn who informed me of her passing. Marilyn loved her family and when we spoke always had some fun times with them to share with me. This is an ultimate loss and truly sad time.

Victoria Hill Hampton
March 21, 2023
My deepest condolences,for you and for all your family, unfortunately I was not able to attend the services live, but I watch it on line and it was beautiful all the beautiful memories that you have of her keep it in your heart.God bless you all.

Elizabeth Santana
March 21, 2023
In loving memory of Marilyn Smith,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With much love and friendship. May Marilyn rest peacefully.
With love, Sheila

Sheila Silver-Brown
March 21, 2023
Our hearts go out to you and the whole family. Seeing Marilyn at Ravinia Green and and getting to know her at the pool was a blessing to me. Michael- we love you both! Love never ends and we know Marilyn will forever live in the hearts of all her friends and family.
Edye and Carl

Edye Schwarz
March 21, 2023
Absolutely heartbroken to hear of Marilyn?s passing. She was such a wonderful neighbor to me and my son Noah when we were in Buffalo Grove. I loved chatting with you on our driveways. You were so kind, caring, welcoming, funny and just an all around beautiful soul. You will be greatly missed by me, Noah and David.

Lori Blum
March 22, 2023
Rest in Peace, Marilyn. I know you'll be missed by Michael, your family and friends.

Nancy Nortell
March 23, 2023
Sincerest condolences to Alexandra and Michael, and all who Marilyn loved and admired. Marilyn was definitely a positive force who left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who knew her. While most of you aren't familiar with me, Marilyn and I were childhood friends in Skokie. The Flosses lived next door to us on Hull Street. Marilyn and I were constantly running back and forth between her house and mine. Clara, Jerry, Robin and Marilyn house were a second house to my sister GailAnn and me. I regret being so young and not having the presence of mind to ask Clara for her plum tart recipe! I moved to Arizona in 1977, and life has not brought me back there very often except for a few happy and many sorrowful occasions. Please know that Marilyn has been in my mind and heart, and will remain there. May Marilyn's memory, as well as all the Flosses, be a blessing to all who love her.

Joyce (Sonshine) Smith

Joyce Smith
March 24, 2023
So sorry to hear about her , I worked at shear elegance
Years ago and she was the sweetest person . ???

Jackie Campagna
March 29, 2023