Funeral Details

Howard Norman Reisman

January 25, 1930 - November 7, 2023


Date and Time

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Cantor Laurie Akers
Congregation Or Shalom


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Friday upon return from the cemetery until 4PM

Memorial Contributions

Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
The musical charity of your choice


Howard Norman Reisman, age 93

Devoted brother of Neil (Barbara) Reisman, Faith (the late Kenneth) Kofink, and the late Richard Reisman. Cherished uncle Ilyce Reisman-Wharton and Dayna (Stuart) Berman. Fond great-uncle of SHelby, Cole, Cade, Chase and Cael. Beloved partner of the late Janet Thau and her children Gina and the late Bruce. Services Friday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Congregation Or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, or the musical charity of your choice. To view the livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Howard will be missed dearly and remembered fondly by the staff at Crestwood Place.

Karina Vargas
November 8, 2023
I will have fond memories of Howard- I loved his appreciation of life, music, and the arts and was glad to be included in his annual musical gala that he hosted for all his friends. I enjoyed our conversations about spiritualism as we shared similar beliefs- He will be missed- I send my sincerest condolences to those who knew and loved Howard. Bless him on his journey home.

Debra Parisian
November 10, 2023
Steve and I will miss you, Howard! Your love of classical music and musicians will be honored in all the musician’s lives you have touched. We will think of you often during our soirees and concerts! Thank you for being a dear friend! Rest in peace with your beloved Janet! Love, Susan

Susan Merdinger Greene
November 10, 2023
I sat next to Howard at the weekly oil painting class held in the senior center, downtown Chicago. I learned a lot by watching him. Rest in peace.

Helen Bleth
November 16, 2023
TO the family of our dear Howard Reisman, Our sincere condolences as you mourn a man who loved life and music ! Alberto enjoyed participating in Howard's musical showcase and was most appreciative of his support and friendship.
Baruch Dayan Ha'emet

Deborah and Cantor Alberto Mizrahi

Deborah and Cantor Alberto MIZRAHI
November 19, 2023