Funeral Details

Robert Fine

June 13, 1927 - May 3, 2024


Date and Time

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Jeffrey Weill
Cantor Daniel Gale
Ezra-Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregat


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Fine Residence
5041 North Monticello Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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4PM - 9PM

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Robert Fine, age 96, beloved husband of the late Beryl, nee Lichtenstein. Loving father of Larry and Marla Fine. Dear brother of Phillip (the late Myrna) Fine and the late Florence (the late David) Rubin. Fond “uncle Bob” to many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by many other extended family and friends. He loved tennis and was an avid player into his 80’s. Service Tuesday, 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Uncle Bob always had the greatest stories even going back to when I was a small child. I have fond memories of him visiting when we would visit my grandmother Florence. He would often share stories of the 30's, 40's and 50's on our phone calls. We would talk about finances, religion, politics in a variety of other topics. I also had the great privilege of introducing him to my wife via phone. He will be dearly missed. I know he is with his sister ( my grandmother), Aunt Beryl, my great-grandparents and our other relatives. Rest in Peace Uncle Bob.

David Rubin
May 4, 2024
Back in 1980, Dorene and I wanted to get married, but we had a problem. Dorene's family were Baptists and I was an atheist. Her family rejected the possibility of a Unitarian minister, and I did not want a religious-tinged ceremony at all. My mother Florence called her brother Bob and laid the problem in his lap. Fortunately, one of Bob's tennis partners was Seymour Simon, an Illinois appellate court judge who had his eye on the state Supreme Court. By plying Judge Simon with campaign contributions, Bob persuaded him to officiate at our wedding. Uncle Bob came through; and Dorene and I have been married 44 years.

Alan Rubin
May 4, 2024
Marla, I am very sorry for your loss, Please have comfort in knowing he had a wonderful, long life.

Yacov Yaacobi
May 5, 2024

Elegy For Robert Fine

With fine features and a sharp mind
Neighbor Bob was not one to fall behind.

Used to hard work, he plugged along
At home and job, both competent and strong.

Music, he loved, from “William Tell,”
To Pollini’s Chopin, bright as a bell,

And poetry, Keats to Ogden Nash,
The solemn ode alongside satire’s lash.

He rests, now, in memory’s vault,
Good, kind, and wise, and done with Time’s assault.

Stuart Jay Silverman
May 6, 2024

You were a very loving husband, father, son, and uncle.
You touched many hearts and you were the most kind man who helped a lot of people.

You are already missed.

Mom is waiting for you with her open hands
to receive you.

Give Mom a huge hug and kiss for me.

Your memory will always live and remain in my heart.

Don’t worry when Moose and I go shopping, we will not bring the whole store with us, we’ll leave some for others to shop.

I will always remain by Moose’s and Larry’s side!

Your adopted daughter,

Love you, until we meet again,


Brenda Lee Crespo
May 7, 2024
Uncle Bob was one of the most well learned and wise people I have ever known in my life. From as early I can remember I always looked forward to visiting Chicago to see my extended family. Uncle Bob was a large part of the reason I looked forward to Chicago every year. He wove his knowledge and experiences into entrancing stories of our collective family history. I wish I could have spent more time with him and the rest of our family. I can only hope that I will one day be such a positive role model in the lives of my family. I know that you are still here in all our hearts. You have left a lasting impact on my life, and the lives of everyone who had the privilege of meeting you. I will miss you dearly.

Joshua Rubin
May 7, 2024
I remember Bob as my neighbor growing up in Albany Park. He was a nice man and I remember playing hopscotch with Marla and Larry. He will be missed.

Marshall Peters
May 7, 2024