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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Honorable Marvin P. Luckman


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Memorial Contributions

Lyric Opera
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Anti-Defamation League
120 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089


Honorable Marvin P. Luckman, 87

Beloved husband of Gail Sanders Luckman. Loving father of Carey (Elizabeth) Luckman, Terry (Christina) Luckman, Kathleen Leigh, Laura (Daniel Kelber) Luckman Kelber, William (Lisa Cha) Luckman, Matt Romain. Proud grandfather of Julie (Timothy) Gabel, Rebecca (Christopher Kalicki) Luckman-Kalicki, Jon (Jenn) Luckman, Lisa (Brian) Myeroff, Andrew Luckman, Zacheriah Reed, Molly (Brendan) Bonham, Madison, Dane, Princess, Boa Luckman and the late Danielle Reed. Cherished great grandfather of Abigail, Dylan, Caden, Paxton and Lilliene. Dear brother of Jerry (Jane) Luckman. Marvin was a child of The Great Depression, yet with a tough spirit and powerful work ethic. His beloved mother instilled in him a true love of opera which carried through his entire life. A superior athlete, he earned seven varsity letters at Von Steuben High School and was the goalkeeper on a championship soccer team there. Marv loved sports, as a fan and as a participant. He was a lifelong fan of his beloved White Sox and Bears. Marv was a water skier when younger, and capably played football in the Army, and played softball in Grant Park well past the age at which his contemporaries had retired from the sport. Marv was a superb pool player, with a steady hand and calculating eye. That calculating ability served him well at the dice tables in Las Vegas each spring, as well as wagering on sports, and his fantasy baseball team each season. After his great love of his family, Marvin's true joy was his nearly three decades of service as a well-respected judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and over that entire time Judge Luckman looked forward to going to work each day. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lyric Opera,, Anti Defamation League, and the Michael I. Jacobson Memorial Gomle Fund, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,



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Garrett Reidy

A great & knowledgeable judge. Class act..

John Tourtelot

You were truly the Mayor of Rush street. You were my friend and my mentor as a judge. He was a man of his word and never let me down. We had many fun filled days. As the King of Gibson's Vinny, I love you and miss you.

Timothy Johns

A wonderful man, kind and gracious always helping people. An old school gentleman with a phenomenal moral compass. Marvin I miss you already may joy and peace surround you, God bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Michael Strom

Marvin Luckman was one of the finest people I ever knew. His kindness and good humor were legendary as a lawyer, a judge, socially and anywhere he went. He was a regular at many so events because he enjoyed being with people he knew and people he did not know yet. You could tell when he arrived even before you saw him ' the room felt lighter, more joyous. Lawyers were drawn to him not so much because he was a judge, but because he was so much fun to be around. He will be mourned and missed by all of us.
Marvin Luckman was legendary as a judge. In a long career on the bench, he ruled for and against countless parties (and their attorneys). You never heard an unkind word about Judge Luckman. He was respected as a man of integrity, and as a judge whose courtroom demeanor elevated the legal system. A list of his friends would fill a bookshelf. He had no enemies to list.
It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the balance of his last term as Circuit Court Judge.
May his memory be a blessing and comfort to our community.

Franci Galinsky

Condolences to the Luckman family. May wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
❤️ George and Franci Galinsky

John Rausch

Sincere condolences to the Luckman family, whose patriarch was a respected and admired man who lived life to the fullest and demonstrated class and kindness. May you find comfort in the treasured memories of him that you'll carry through your own lives.

Elizabeth Lages

Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time

Gloria Coco

Heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace for the family and friends of Judge Marv Luckman. His dedication and service to the citizens of Cook County will forever be honoured ⭐️'️�️

Robert Arthur Romanoff

I whole heartily agree with the comments of previous jurists and lawyers. As a criminal defense attorney I would add that he was not afraid to add the word "NOT" before guilty to verdicts in appropriate cases.

brad gerber

My condolences to Judge Luckman's family. I was a law clerk when he was first on the bench in traffic court and ran into him after work on my first day at Gibsons. He was the first to say hello to me, a kid who most judges wouldn't notice working on the sideelines. I never forgot it. I am sorry for your loss.
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