Funeral Details

Beth "Harriebeth" Shaffer

July 20, 1934 - March 8, 2023


Date and Time

Monday, March 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM


Westlawn Cemetery Chapel
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Rabbi James Gordon


The Continental Restaurant
788 South Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Immediately following the interment until 9PM.

Tuesday from 6PM- 9PM at
Cohen Residence
132 Windwood Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Memorial Contributions

City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010


Beth “Harriebeth” Shaffer, nee Marsden, 88.

Former wife of Bert Shaffer and the late Arnold Kupferberg. Loving mom of Debbi Cohen, Russell (Marie) Shaffer and the late Holli Rosenbach. Proud Gramma of Aaron (Laura) Cohen, Mandi (Adam) Durkin, Elana (Ray Wood) Johnson, Arielle Malone, Alyssa (Remington) Koch, and Deanna (Chris) Cincotta. Adored and proud Great Gramma.
Fond former mother-in-law of Barry Cohen. Will be missed by many cousins, extended family and many friends. Service Monday 2:00 PM at Westlawn Cemetery Chapel, 7801 W. Montrose Ave., Norridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010,
To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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The entire Pinsker Family sends its condolences. Beth was more than a wonderful person. I have many happy memories from my youth of spending time with Beth, Holli, Debbi, and Rusty. She always kept in contact and sent her love. Every word or wish she expressed was authentic/of the highest integrity. She will be missed, but remembered fondly. G-d bless.

Robert Pinsker
March 13, 2023