Funeral Details


Funeral Details

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Arthur Jay Kowitt

January 17, 1933 - January 21, 2022

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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022


Arthur Jay Kowitt, 89

Beloved husband of the late Leonie Kowitt nee Goldberg. Loving father of Holly Kowitt (David Manis), Harlan (Penny) Kowitt, and Suzi (Andy) Katlin. Proud grandfather of Julia, Fisher, and Jenna Katlin, Jason and Maya Kowitt. Dear brother of Avrill (the late Buddy) Leviton. Arthur grew up in West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, attended Sullivan High School, University of Wisconsin, and Northwestern Law School. He was a partner at the Mayer, Brown and Platt law firm in Chicago until his retirement in 1993. He lived in Evanston, Illinois, Michiana, Michigan, and Longboat Key, Florida. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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My sincere condolences to the entire family on your loss. Art was my law partner at Mayer Brown until he retired, and after that, he was a fellow "member" of our ROMEOs (Mayer Brown retired partners) lunch group until his hearing completely left and he was no longer able to hear or participate in our conversations. He was a terrific person, as you well know: smart, funny, well-read, full of strong opinions forcefully expressed, really a joy. I miss him, but surely all of you miss him most deeply and intensely. May his memory, and your memories of happy times together, continue to be a blessing for all of you for the rest of your lives.

Bob Berger
January 24, 2022
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