Funeral Details

Muriel Glick

September 2, 1942 - May 5, 2024

Interment - Private


Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Friday, May 10, 2024
4PM - 7PM

Memorial Contributions

The Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Muriel Glick nee Vernick age 81.
Beloved wife of the late Marvin H. Glick. Loving mother of Steven (Melanie) Glick and Michelle Glick. Proud grandmother of Noah Glick. Dear sister of the late Victor Vernick.

Muriel Glick, a beloved pillar of her community and a beacon of resilience and love, passed away peacefully at 81, surrounded by her family. Muriel was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent her childhood in Michigan City, Indiana, after her father's job necessitated a move. She was raised in a tightly-knit family with her younger brother, Victor. Their parents, who enjoyed a remarkable 72-year marriage, instilled in her the values of hard work and commitment. After college, Muriel returned to Chicago and began a lifelong journey with her husband of nearly 53 years, Marvin. They raised two children, Steven and Michelle, in Evanston, Illinois, where they were actively involved in their community and Beth Emet Synagogue. Muriel balanced her role as a mother and wife with a successful career in public relations, where she rose to the rank of Senior Vice President. Active involvement in various civic and religious organizations paralleled her professional prowess. Her life was marked by a deep commitment to her faith and community. She contributed significantly to Beth Emet Synagogue and passionately volunteered as a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. She found joy in travel, the arts, and culinary pursuits, sharing adventures and meals with loved ones. Muriel remained a source of strength and inspiration despite facing the loss of her beloved Marvin and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in her final years.

There will be a private graveside service at the family lot. Shiva will be Friday 4PM to 7PM at Chicago Jewish Funeral, 8851 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made The Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Muriel and I both grew up in Michigan City, Indiana. We are first cousins (our fathers being brothers) we were best friends as children , often playing paper dolls. Muriel was my best friend and a joy in my life. A few years ago she flew to California to visit my family. We had the best visit and I am so thankful I have the last memory . Rest is peace my dear cousin. I love you, Judala❤️

Judy Vernick-Harperj
May 7, 2024
Muriel was such a wonderful cousin, my parents Joel and Sylvia Bolker, adored her and Marv and we kids did too! Muriel was so sweet, friendly, smart and vivacious! She and Marv will be greatly missed by us. We send our deepest condolences to Steven and Michelle and the whole family. May all your beautiful memories of her be a great blessing to you. XOX

Sharon and David Pollack (Sharon Bolker)
May 8, 2024
A woman of grace and elegance. A dedicated and loyal friend. I miss who she was!

Claudette Einhorn
May 9, 2024
Muriel (Murt) was a dear and cherished friend of many years, since 1958, when she was my best friend in high school. We visited with each other and shared stories all those years going back to our high school days. She was a wonderful loving friend. I will miss you Murt. My deepest sympathy to Michelle and Steven and family. God's blessings to you all.
My love to you.
Sandy (Wagner) Cowan
May 9, 2024

Sandy Cowan
May 9, 2024
Michelle, Steven and Family,
As you know, Muriel, Marv, Al and I enjoyed many years together at Beth Emet and in the Chug, celebrating good times and bad. Muriel was amazing in all that she accomplished. She served so many people and causes and we had dear friends in common. She was always upbeat. I will hold her in esteem and am very sorry for your loss. Everything that is said about her in this obituary is true. We were not in contact for a number of years and I'm glad to know she passed peacefully. Love to all of you.

Gail Zelitzky
May 9, 2024
Michelle and Steve:

we were sorry to hear about Muriel‘s passing. We remember her from Sheridan Square. She was a lovely neighbor and we were all sad when she moved away.

We hope your fond memories of her will stay with you forever.

Margaret and Paul Lurie

Margaret Lurie
May 10, 2024
Murt and I became friends at Sinai Temple in Michigan City where we were active BBYO and NIFTY teenagers. As we both set forth into our adult lives in Chicago and lost touch, we again met on a 151 bus into downtown and reunited. Time went on and one day I ran into her in a grocery store on Broadway where each of us squealed, "What are you doing here?" Turns out we both lived in second floor apartments on Briar Place--directly across the street from each other (we could wave from our living room windows)! Both had babies in cribs (Steven and Naomi). Again, we reunited and attended each other's dinner parties, went out socially, and she even hired me for some jobs (I was a photographer, she was in PR). Each of us had second babies, they moved to Evanston, we to Highland Park, and life went on . When my husband died and we were sitting shiva in Deerfield, another guest said, "Someone is walking across the front older woman." I went to the door--and it was Murt who had seen the Tribune obituary. We were both now in our 60s. Again, we reunited and the coincidences just kept happening. Life meant for us to be lifelong friends, always rejoining us when we drifted in different directions. I'm now 80; Murt was 81. Her friendship enhanced my life. I will miss the unexpected encounters, hours of catching up during long lunches, and a friendship that never ended.

Sharon Goodman
May 14, 2024