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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Richard Lee Fenton


Interment - Private


Fenton Residence
2960 Twin Oaks Drive
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Tuesday and Wednesday
1PM to 4PM and 5PM to 9PM
Please contact Shiva coordinator, Barbara Kite, 847.732.5352, in advance regarding condolence meals.

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Memorial Contributions

Makom Solel Lakeside
301 Clavey Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
The Anti-Defamation League
120 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Richard Lee Fenton, 67

Beloved husband of Judy nee Alsofrom. Loving father of Leslie Fenton, Jessica (Jeremy Kahn) Fenton and Jonathan (Regina) Fenton. Dear brother of Larry (Gayle) Fenton and brother-in-law of Daniel (Julie) Alsofrom and Sarah Alsofrom. He loved his entire extended family and family by choice. He was a prominent attorney, a partner at Dentons LLC for his entire career. He graduated from the University of Chicago Undergraduate and Law School Degrees. He was a member of the national board of the Anti-Defamation League. He was the first board president of District 112, Highland Park. He loved music, travel and everything life had to offer. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the synagogue service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Makom Solel Lakeside, 301 Clavey Road, Highland Park, IL 60035, and the Anti-Defamation League, 120 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60603, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Cheryl Steiger

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Alan Rose

It's been decades since I saw Rick. I knew him in high school. We have friends in common and I was saddened to hear the news. My sympathies to Rick's family.

Bonnie Fields Liebovich

I have known Ricky (always Ricky to me!) since 4th grade and had the privilege of alphabetically sitting behind him in 4th grade and all the way through high school. We were even locker partners at Sullivan. We kept our friendship alive after high school with yearly lunches and communications. He was always willing to listen to me and offer advice. I'm thankful for the Zoom meeting he set up just a couple weeks ago in order for us to reconnect with former classmates. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known and his passing impacts so many people. To his wife Judy and the entire family, I offer heartfelt condolences. May Ricky's memory always be for a blessing.

Robert Millner

My heartfelt condolences. Rick was an outstanding friend and colleague for more than 40 years.

Jennifer Barrett

Dear Judy, Leslie, Jessica and Jonathan -- I am so deeply, deeply sorry for your loss of Rick.
I worked with him at Dentons (fka Sonnenschein) since 2009 and we worked on some bears of cases but what stands out in my memory was how much we laughed. I feel truly blessed to have had him as friend. He was simply one of the finest human beings I have ever known and I am so grateful I knew him. I wish you comfort in his memory. Thank you. -- Jennifer Barrett

Jennifer Lemcke

Dear, Judy, Leslie, Jessica and Jonathan- I am deeply saddened for your loss. I have recently worked with Rick as a client. He truly helped me and our company through a very difficult time, and was often the voice of calmness through the entire ordeal. I appreciated his candor but yet gentle advice on the case, truly will remember Rick with fond memories. He will be missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. - Jen
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