Funeral Details

Vivian S. Handel

December 1, 1925 - June 19, 2024


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 9:30 AM


Westlawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Rabbi David Minkus
Congregation Rodfei Zedek


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Schutz Residence - 5th Floor Social Room
501 North Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Tuesday from 12:30PM-4:00PM
Please note that this is a gated community.
Drive to 400 North Canal to enter at the Gatehouse (Kinzie Street).
Parking will be offered as available.

Memorial Contributions

The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Congregation Rodfei Zedek
5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60615


Vivian S. Handel nee Schatzman, age 98.
Beloved wife of the late Dr. Paul Schutz and the late Richard Handel. Loving mother of Dr. Ronald (Liz Eiting) Schutz and Dr. Charles (Bea) Schutz. Dear grandmother of Paul (Lauren) Schutz and Mark Schutz. Proud great grandmother of Isla. Preceded in death by cherished siblings, Marvin (Ruth) Schatzman, Janet (Milton) Rappeport and Walter Schatzman. Also, preceded in death by her adored parents, Ancil Schatzman and Sophie Schatzman nee Edelson. She will be sorely missed by numerous nieces, nephews, many cousins and very dear friends. She was a proud alumna of Hyde Park High School and The University of Illinois. She began her career as a social worker for Cook County and served many years of distinction as a dedicated elementary school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system. Service Tuesday, 9:30 AM at Westlawn Mausoleum Cemetery Chapel, 7801 West Montrose Avenue, Norridge. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Chicago Lighthouse, 1850 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608, or Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615, To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Sovsorry for your loss. We cherish that Vivian was our Mom's friend for over 70 years.

Gloria Paul and Julie Berngard
June 21, 2024
Vuvian and I were blessed to runt the gift shop at Rodfeir Zedek for over 25 years... WE SHARED SO MMAYN THOUGHT IDEAS AND SORROWS. I will miss her instructions and teachings... SEnding hugs and love to both of her BOYS... She so loved them... My best. Carol

carol gittler
June 23, 2024
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Vivian who was my colleague and my good friend for so many years. Her insights and remarkable sense of humor often helped nourish me and I will cherish those memories of Vivian, always. My deepest condolences to her sons and the family. Her memory will always be a blessing.

Ruth Golb
June 24, 2024
My full name is Paula Barkan Klawans Madansky. Im 86 years old. I knew the Schatzman family all my life. My Aunt Serna Barkan was Vivian’s cousin.
I remember visiting the family compound when I was a little girl. I thought Vivian was so beautiful. And kind and nice as well. I think I planted an apple seed in one of the back yards.
She was an amazing woman. Lived life to the fullest. Iim happy to have known her.

Paula Madansky
June 26, 2024