Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Henry Coretz

July 23, 1919 - September 19, 2019


Date and Time

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Jeffrey Weill
The Niles Township Jewish Congregation


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Coretz Residence
4447 Wilson Terrace
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Monday following the interment until 7PM,
Tuesday and Wednesday 2PM-4PM and 6PM-8PM

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Memorial Contributions

60 Revere Drive, Suite 800
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Jewish United Fund
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Henry Coretz, beloved husband of Vivian nee Riederman for 68 years. Loving father of Wendy (Rod) Bennett and Melissa (Richard) Goemann. Proud grandfather of Meredith Larson, Brooke (Steve) Park, Ethan (Lindsay) Goemann and Laura Goemann, Michelle (Paul) Hendricks, and Michael Bennett. Cherished great grandfather of Penelope Park, Megan Hendricks, and Jordan Hendricks. Dear brother of Esther Eisenstein. Henry attended The Julliard School of Performing Arts before World War II and graduated with degrees in violin and trombone from the American Conservatory of Music. Henry was a violinist in the Kansas City Philharmonic, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Highland Park Strings, the principal of Doolittle West Elementary School in Chicago from 1964-1991and a very proud member of the Chicago Musicians' Union and Chicago Teachers' Union. Service Monday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah, 60 Revere Dr., Suite 800, Northbrook, IL 60062, or Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60606 Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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joseph cone

Heartfelt sympathy to the Coretz's. My father met Henry as they were both CPS principals and they became family friends. May his memory be a blessing.

June and A;vin Blackman

Our sincere sympathy to the Coretz family.
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