Funeral Details

Sandra Anne Kurtzman

October 17, 1935 - April 22, 2024


Date and Time

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 3:45 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Stephen Hart


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
**The interment will take place at 3PM prior to chapel service. All are welcome.**
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Memorial Contributions

Back2School America
1946 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613


Sandra Anne Kurtzman, nee Eisenstein, 88.
Beloved wife for 67 years of Allan R. Kurtzman. Daughter of the late Max and Belle Eisenstein. Mother of Andrew Kurtzman, Matthew Kurtzman, and James Kurtzman. Grandmother of Katherine Kurtzman, Jed Kurtzman, Joseph Kurtzman, and Chloe Kurtzman. Sister of Francis Eisenstein Reisman. Sandra Eisenstein Kurtzman was born October 17, 1935 to Belle and Max Eisenstein. A lifetime resident of Chicago, Sandy attended the Delano School and Austin High School. Sandy graduated from the University of Illinois where she studied education and met her future husband, Allan Kurtzman. They married in 1957 and Sandy taught school in Chicago until the birth of her children. The Kurtzman Family made their home in Wilmette. In the 70’s, Sandy opened her dance wear business, Body and Sole, and her timing could not have been better. She and her partner, Elaine Harris and later her sister, Frances Reisman, became the North Shore’s go-to dance professionals serving the serious ballet student. In the 1980 and 90’s, Body and Sole rode the wave of interest in aerobic exercise and modern dance to tremendous success. Sandy taught English as a second language and built houses with Habitat for Humanity, and cooked meals with local food banks. She was a voracious reader and an art enthusiast, not only as a collector, but as a student studying drawing and painting throughout her life. Sandy loved people and could get anyone talking. She and Allan traveled the world, returning with great stories and new friendships. She was hilarious. She played great bridge, nailed crossword puzzles in record time, and brought friends and family together for countless dinners, holidays, and special celebrations. She always made time to be with the people she loved. Sandy passed away in Burbank, California on Monday, April 22, 2023. Service Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 3:30 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment will take place at 3 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Back2School America, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our dear friend, Sandy.

Many were the times Sandy, Allan and we enjoyed a dinner, walk or evening together. We cherish the memory of those good times, reflect back on them often, and offer our

deepest condolences to our dear friend Allan and family in this time of loss.

Sandy and Stan Kapuler
April 28, 2024
So sorry for your loss. Sandy was always so kind to my mother, Muriel Levinson.

Audrey Levi son Rozen
May 1, 2024