Funeral Details

Howard Sokol

November 17, 1941 - January 23, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, January 26, 2024 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi-Cantor Nancy Landsman
Congregation Ahavat Olam


Chicago Jewish Funerals
195 N. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Immediately following the Memorial Service until 4PM

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Howard Sokol, 82.

Beloved husband for nearly 64 years of Virginia “Jinger”, nee Draznin. Loving, fun, delightful, smart and best smile ever father of Matt Sokol and Suzanne Sokol. Cherished brother-in-law of Bonnie (the late Fred) Weinberg. Adored uncle of Joel (Rebecca) Weinberg and Glen (Danielle) Weinberg. Will be missed by many friends, former colleagues and wonderful neighbors. Special thanks to caregivers Patrick Pineda and Winston Sevilla. Howard worked in the printing industry for over 50 years as an estimator, production, customer service, sales, vice president of sales and then owner. In his retirement he volunteered at PAWS Chicago as well as Glenbrook Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Memorial service Friday 12 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. His wishes were to donate his body to medical science. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Fond memories of times spent together.

Natalie Nasatir
January 24, 2024
Dear Jinger, Suzie, and Matt,

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Howard was such a kind and compassionate man who will be dearly missed. I will never forget that he volunteered to donate blood for me when I underwent surgery as a young girl, because he and I shared the same blood type. I will always remember that act of kindness and be grateful to him. May his memory be a blessing.

MaryJane and Andy Wang
January 24, 2024
So sorry to hear. Many fun memories.

Lois Dyner
January 25, 2024
Howie was a wonderful long time friend. Together with Jinger our groups had a wonderful time for decades. In recent years Howie has had many health problems to deal with. Our love and condolences to Jinger and the family. Sending love, Myrna and Mike retsky

Myrna Retsky
January 25, 2024
Dear Jinger, Matt & Suzie,

We are so sad to hear about Howie. He was one of a kind and by far the best Boss we every had. He always had a big smile and was easy to talk to. We have so many great memories. We are grateful he hired us both, he’s the reason we are married today. We are so sorry we lost touch with him through the years.
We hope his wonderful memories give you strength through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tad & Auddie

Tad & Auddie Onarheim
January 25, 2024
I am very sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He was one of the nicest people I have worked with, going back to American Sheetfed days.
I have fond memories and wish to send my condolences to his wife and family.
Sincerely, Tim Gaw

Tim Gaw
January 25, 2024
Dear Howard ... sleep well my friend! Your smile and kindness touched many - a life well lived.

Dear Jinger ... I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and blessings coming your way from the Dumelle's.

Frank, Don and JoAnn Dumelle.

Don Dumelle
January 25, 2024
My condolences to Jinger, Matt, and Suzie. I remember fun days long ago on Bobolink and how kind Howard always was. May his memory be a blessing.

David Fink
February 1, 2024