Funeral Details

Gertrude Kaufman

August 10, 1925 - April 4, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, April 8, 2024 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Yale Zimmerman


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Monday upon return from 3PM to 6PM

A second night of Shiva will be held
Tuesday from 5PM to 9PM
at the home of Joel and Gail Kaufman
18339 Hood Avenue
Homewood, Illinois 60430

Memorial Contributions

Jewish War Veterans
1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009


Gertrude Kaufman nee Roffe, age 98

Beloved wife of the late Herman. Loving mother of Howard (Begoña) Kaufman, Joel (Gail) Kaufman and Marla (Rick) Kaufman. Dear grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 9. Cherished sister of the late Sylvia Lipkin nee Roffe. Fond daughter of the late Samuel Roffe and the late May Roffe nee Traub. Service Monday, April 8th at 12 noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge. For all who would like to join, the family will be returning to Chicago Jewish Funerals for a shiva luncheon following the interment from 3PM to 6 PM. For additional shiva information or to attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish War Veterans, 1811 R Street NW Washington, DC, 20009, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals, 847.229.8822,


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Dear Kaufman Family,
Our thoughts, condolences, and prayers are with you all. Bubby was loved by many and we always enjoyed seeing her and catching up. May she rest in peace.
Heather Stade and family - Jon, Trey, & Hunter

Heather Fitzgerald Stade
April 6, 2024
Dear family - we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful and caring mother . Her kindness will always be in our hearts

Suzanne and Michael Rose
April 6, 2024
Dear Kaufman Family
Though Getty lived such a long life it's still so very sad to think of her gone. Everyone who knew her, knew what a wonderful person she was. A woman of valor..
Our conversations always started with Getty asking me about everybody in my family. Of course she knew everybody by name. Then I would ask her about everybody in your family (by name). So I also know everything about your family's. Though she probably was something like a 3rd or 4th cousin once removed (who knows) I always felt like she was my sister (from another mother). My sister Beverly (who was 13 years older than me) and2 years younger than Getty) and Getty were best friends. I was a flower girl at Getty"s wedding. My mother Alice Ellis Traub and May Roffe Traub were first cousins. When my mother came from the old country she lived with May. For me she was the last of that generation. I will miss her very much and she will always be in my heart.
Judy Kamensky Ellis

Judy Kamensky
April 7, 2024
Sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful member of The Greatest Generation. May her memory always be a blessing to her beloved family. We mourn her passing and cherish the memories she created.

Cathy Kloss
April 7, 2024
So sorry for your loss.

Elaine Schmelkin
April 10, 2024