Funeral Details

Richard L. Ettelson

May 14, 1928 - November 3, 2023


Date and Time

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM


Anshe Emet Synagogue
3760 North Pine Grove
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Rabbi Michael Siegel
Anshe Emet Synagogue


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Jillisa Brittan Residence
232 East Walton, Unit 5 W
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Monday 6PM to 8:30PM
Tuesday 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Wednesday 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Memorial Contributions

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie Street, 10th Floor, South Suite
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Richard L. Ettelson age 95

Beloved husband of Carole P. nee Pritikin. Loving father of Sharon Ettelson, Stephen (Victoria) Ettelson, Douglas Ettelson, and Jillisa (Jeffrey Smith) Brittan. Proud grandfather of Audra (Jason) Knutson, Amber (Meeshi) Angeli, David (Lindsay) Ettelson, Elizabeth (Sterling) Ricketts, Peter Ettelson, Max (Prentiss) Smith, Harrison Smith, Sabrina Weeks-Brittan, Sam Smith, Noah Weeks-Brittan, and Talia Smith. Proud great-grandfather of Aemon, Ella, Liberty, Blaire, Pierce, and Loomis. Dear brother of Sara-Jean (the late Eugene) Gray. Dear brother-in-law of James (Mary) Pritikin, Beverly (Joel) Altman. Fond uncle of Belinda (Billy) Micelli, Julie Gray, Dan (Darlen) Gray, Gregory (Kit) Pritikin, David (Marielle) Pritikin, Randi (Joel) Levinson, Peyton (Todd Glickman) Pritikin, Lindsay (Christian) Raphael, and Robyn (Jason) Dynan. Service Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago 60613. Interment Westlawn. To attend the funeral via live stream, please visit our website. Memorial contributions may be made to Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Sorry for your loss. It was a very moving service. Your father would be very proud of you.
Sharon & Saul

Saul & Sharon Rothzeid
November 6, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Peggie Opeka
November 6, 2023

I just heard about Dick's passing. I'm sorry for your loss. 95 is a good long run. I hope he was comfortable.

We all go way back and I have fond memories of you and Dick, and my Mom and Dad spending time together. I also have good memories of Dick coming to our office and meeting with my Dad and me, doing business together. I know you both had a great life together. I have a photo framed of Dick, my Dad and Roy Levine sharing a moment in time, dressed in suits with big grins on each.

I hope you're well.


Phillip J Patinkin
November 9, 2023