Funeral Details

Diane Marla Star

June 21, 1957 - August 29, 2023


Date and Time

Friday, September 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Michael Sommer


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Sonenthal Residence
656 East Constitution Drive, Unit 1
Palatine, Illinois 60074
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Friday upon return from the cemetery until 5pm

Memorial Contributions

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4160


Diane Marla Star, 66

Beloved mother of Pamela Star and Kimberly (Charles) Cartier. Cherished grandmother of Matthew Cartier. Dear sister of Elyse (the late Barry) Sonenthal. Fond aunt of Staci (Mike) Friedman and Stuart (Jen) Sonenthal. Service Friday, 10:00 am at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road, (one block North of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom Cemetery. To view the funeral online, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, donations to Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4160 would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Diane and I were colleagues at the Skokie Solomon Schechter Day School for many years. I remember lunch times in the faculty lounge when we would chat and talk about our day. She was a fine educator and liked and respected by all who knew her. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to her family.
Marcia Satyr

Marcia Satyr
September 1, 2023
I remember so many wonderful days àt Schechter as Diane's Co -teacher. The children couldn't wait for P.E.. time. It was the highlight of their day! At times I would join in because it looked like fun. Although I have not seen Diane for a while, she has often been in my thoughts. May her memory be a blessing for all her family and friends.

Barbara Yablon
September 1, 2023
I also worked w Diane At Solomon Schechter back in the day. She was an amazing aducater! The students adored her. So sorry she is gone way too soon. May her memory be for a blessing.

Beryl Elenbogen

beryl elenbogen
September 2, 2023