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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Elaine Diamond


Interment - Private

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The funeral service will be live streamed on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM Central Time.

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National Council of Jewish Women
Chicago North Shore
5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60601


Elaine Ruth Steiner Diamond, age 94, passed away on November 18, 2020 at Sedgebrook Retirement Community in Lincolnshire. She was born on December 23, 1925 in Chicago to George and Jane (Woodman) Steiner. She was preceded in death by her husbands Alan ("Grandpa Al") Diamond, David Kantro, Avrum Block and Saul "Buddy" Arnold, her sister Joan (Harold) Kerman. She is survived by her children, David (Dori) Block, Ruth Block and Paul (Marty) Arnold, grandchildren, Sam, Dawn, Leah, Danielle, Jaimie and Deborah and three great-grandchildren, a special cousin, Sally Steiner Mann and nephews Rob and Rick Kerman.
Elaine was an outgoing woman who was active in Hadassah, the Holocaust Museum in Skokie (, the Skokie Valley Symphony, the National Council of Jewish Women ( and Sedgebrook's Residents Advisory Council. She enjoyed interior design, modern art, travel, opera and classical music. Elaine was proud of her Jewish heritage and a Chicagoan through and through. Elaine lived for family gatherings and loved hosting elegant holiday dinners. A private service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, at Rosehill Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in the summer. Condolences may be shared at Memorial contributions to, or


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David Block

Bye, Mom. Glad to see you've past the pain and are now in a new phase of your being.

Dori Block

Good bye,Mom. We will miss your lively spirit and energy. We love you and will always remember you.

Bob Kerman

Aunt Elaine was my mom's older sister. Both our families were very close growing up together. Love to all my cousins.

Leah Arnold

I was so happy to be able to introduce my GramE to my new family. You are so loved and you will be missed.

Ruth Block

Dear Mom, I'm so glad you are free of pain and suffering and moved into the light.
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