Funeral Details

May Recu

March 11, 1932 - November 19, 2023


Date and Time

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Rabbi Levi Mostofsky


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Recu Residence
6833 North Kedzie Avenue, Unit 209
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Wednesday from 2PM until 6PM
Thursday and Friday from 1PM until 3PM

Memorial Contributions

City of Hope
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010


May Recu, nee Siegel.

Loving mother of Michelle (the late Andrew) Barnett, Joel Howard (Angie) Recu, Honore Gail (the late William) Starnes, and the late Susette Selemon. Devoted grandmother of Rebecca (Stephen) Thompson, Tina Recu, J. Scott (Laura) Piper, Shenannah (Marvin) Kuhl, Audra Marie (Robert) Kemmerling and William D. Starnes lll and the late Bonnie (Frank) Calzeda. Adored great grandmother of many. Loving sister of the late Paul Allen (the late Diane) Siegel and the late Shirley Ann (the late Sheldon) Green. Graveside services Wednesday 10AM Jewish Waldheim Cemetery, 1400 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to City of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Grand, love you from the bottom of my heart. Greatful you are no longer in pain. You will be remembered, always!

Tina Recu
November 21, 2023
Thinking about the time I asked May to have coffee with me while at Adat Hatikvah. She agreed and we went to a private area to chat and get to know one another. I asked her how she came to faith and she completely lit up. It was AMAZING!! It blessed me so much to see her eyes sparkle. From then on she would when she could bring my husband oatmeal cookies and me mando bread. Every time we chatted she would have amazing unique Jewish jewelry which she said she had a collection. I would try to find anything like her torah scroll necklace and others. She would get such a kick out of the idea that I wanted to have the same type of jewelry as her. Recently she called and left me a message. I didn’t get a chance to speak to her again and for that I’m so sorry. May her memory be a blessing.

Evy Rivera
November 22, 2023
WE will miss our Aunt May beyond words. When we came to town, we visited her for years. Took her to meals out and had a great time. We are sorry about her loss, and we will miss her. We LOVED our Aunt May.

David Greem
November 23, 2023
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss.

Richard Anderson
November 24, 2023