Funeral Details

Richard Lawrence Marcus

July 26, 1938 - September 28, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Lisa Greene
North Shore Congregation Israel


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Foley Residence
1746 Sunset Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Friday upon return from cemetery until 6PM
Saturday evening 7PM to 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Donation Processing
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21714


Richard Lawrence Marcus, age 84.

Beloved husband of Ann Judith Marcus. Loving father of Karen Marcus (the late Edward) Foley, Dan Marcus (Michele), and Steve Marcus. Proud grandfather of Jack Koch, Emma Koch, Haley Marcus, and Jenna Marcus. Dear brother of late Philip Marcus (Leah) and Charles Marcus (late Maureen). Caring brother-in-law of Howard Augustus. Service Friday, September 30, 2022, 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014, and American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21714, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Dearest Judy, Karen, Danny, Steven, and Family,

For the sixty two years I was privileged to know, admire, respect and love this most special man. My heart is deeply saddened and I share your immeasurable loss.

He is forever my hero and his legacy will be a treasured gift to Jenna, Haley, Jack, and Emma.

May his memory be for a blessing.
Xxoo judy

judy isenberg
September 29, 2022
My deepest condolences to your family. Richard was such a kind, loving, wise man. He always seemed larger than life to me. He could solve any problem or figure out how to get it done. Both my parents held him in such high regard. I know your family will miss him dearly.

Beth Stobbs
September 29, 2022
Sending Karen and the entire family thoughts, peace and comfort during this time.

Jeff Knapp
September 29, 2022
Dick was revered by all of his Ogletree Deakins colleagues. He was known as a brilliant lawyer and an even better person. Sincere condolences to the entire family, may he rest in peace.

Ogletree Deakins
September 29, 2022
I have great memories playing with Danny and Karen and my brothers and later with Steve in the backyard when we were really young. Dick was such a great father and would take the time to speak to all of us as we were running under foot. Mom and dad adored Dick. I believe he was one of mom’s oldest friends and they enjoyed getting together with him and Judy. I will always remember when he visited me in the hospital when I ruptured a few disks as a teen. That meant so much to me! I also think of his warm and sincere smile and the way he would ask how you were and you knew that he really cared. He was so wickedly smart but never lauded that over anyone. He always took the time to offer an explanation, even to an inquisitive young girl. Judy, Danny, Karen and Steve I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory always be a blessing

Beth Friedman
September 29, 2022
I had the privilege as a young lawyer to work for Richard - he was a great teacher and mentor respected by both his clients, colleagues and opponents. Sue and I enjoyed spending time with him and offer Judy and family our deepest sympathies

Steven Loren
October 4, 2022