Funeral Details

Roy David Gottlieb

July 15, 1933 - June 15, 2022


Date and Time

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Straus Residence
615 Spring Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025
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Following the service until 8PM


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Memorial Contributions

The Michael J. Fox Foundation
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014

Understanding Shiva


Roy David Gottlieb, 88

Beloved father of Harry Nathan Gottlieb, Anne (Robert Pemberton) Gottlieb, Tom (Jane Parris) Gottlieb and stepfather of Elizabeth Schwartz, Jeremy (Marta) Schwartz and Richard (Leah) Schwartz. Proud grandfather of Louis and Moses. Dear brother of the late Joan Gottlieb. Former husband of Caryn (Larry) Straus and Diane Gottlieb and father-in-law to Brenda Fowler.

Roy David Gottlieb, the real estate broker, advisor and developer, thoroughbred horse breeder, tennis player, hunter, cowboy, dog-lover, downhill skier, water skier, golfer, playboy, entrepreneur, problem-solver, screenplay writer, investor, chess player, movie-lover, chocoholic, ice cream aficionado, exuberant mentor, dedicated friend, fiercely loyal ex-husband twice over, and endlessly supportive father and grandfather whose love was extreme in both abundance and its complete lack of conditions… decided after almost 89 years, that he had finished drinking every day of life to its fullest, that his legacy here on earth was complete and that his services were now needed in the world to come! Bon voyage, Roy! Bon voyage!!

Service Sunday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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