Funeral Details

Raphael Cardenas

December 7, 2019 - June 2, 2022


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Rabbi Shmuel Notik


Ross Cardenas Residence
5206 North Leavitt Street, Unit 2
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Tuesday upon return from the cemetery.

Memorial Contributions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children?s Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Raphael Cardenas, beloved son of Marina Ross and Henry Cardenas. Adored grandson of Diana Balzak, Darren Ross, Victorino Cardenas and Ruth Leticia Vazquez. Cherished nephew of Sonia Balzak. His loss is deeply felt by many other extended family and friends. Graveside service Tuesday, 11 AM, at Shalom Memorial Park (Section XII Mt. Zion), 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may made to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children?s Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611,, 312.227.7500. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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My sincere condolences.

Emily Mendez
June 4, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss,I can't imagine what your family is feeling.our prayers are with you.

carres m dycus
June 4, 2022
Sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Anna Negrete
June 4, 2022
My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

Christine Flynn
June 4, 2022
Condolences from the Cortes family

Domingo Cortes
June 4, 2022
I?m so sorry for your loss.

Violeta Ivancea
June 4, 2022
Extending my deepest sympathy to your family as you mourn your beloved Raphael.

Corina Vargas
June 4, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are surrounded by those who love and support you through this difficult time. I want to offer you my thoughts of comfort during this sorrowful time. I hope you are feeling the love of your heavenly Father.

Idaena Marquez
June 4, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you my deepest condolences.

justine naguit
June 4, 2022
So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patti McEvoy
June 5, 2022
la partida de Raphi, es muy triste y dolorosa para nosotros, pero estamos seguros que donde est, estar iluminando con la luz que el irradiaba, los amamos

Norma and Carlos Moises Vazquez
June 5, 2022
I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Sending heartfelt condolences and sympathy to your family.

Alexandra Carter
June 5, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. There are no words for a time like this. We are praying for Raphael and your family.
Demetra Merikas

Demetra Merikas
June 5, 2022
Send prayers and condolences during this very difficult time on loss of your bright and shining star Son, Raphael. Blessings wrapped around you all Parents, Family and Friends.

Mrs. Jackson

Mrs. Jackson
June 6, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss.
I'm praying for you and your family
In this very difficulty time of your beautiful, smart and happy loving son.
God Bless you and your family.

Mrs. Maryeli-
Rafi's Ex-Teacher

Maryeli ibanez
June 6, 2022
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May Raphael's memory be for a blessing.

Shalva Banker
June 6, 2022
So sorry for the loss of your cherished child. Praying for you all.

Carol Callanan-Uhl
June 6, 2022
Marina, Henry & Family, I cannot imagine the pain you are going through right now. This news has made me sick to stomach and so incredibly sad. I am so sorry for your loss. Raphael was such a beautiful and perfect little boy. You all will be in my thoughts for quite some time. May you all find some moments of peace, comfort, and relief during this difficult time.

Ryan Wanat
June 7, 2022
Marina and Henry,

Words do not describe the feelings that come with despidindonos de Rafi . He was such a light and joy to be around every single day we were with him. I wish you and your families much gentleness, love, and serenity during this extremely difficult time.

Astrid Josefina Gomez

Astrid Gomez
June 7, 2022
My deepest and sincerest Condolences go out to you and your family During this difficult time.

Carmen Crespo
June 7, 2022
My condolences to you and your family. I was heartbroken to learn of Raphael's passing. I wish nothing but love and healing to you all in this difficult time.

Josh Medina
June 7, 2022
Dear Marina, Henry, I am so so so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Marina, I remember you when you were my student in Art & Design here at the University of Illinois. I never met your dear Raphael but nevertheless I know what a bright spirit he was and is and I believe in some way he will still be with you. I wish you every courage for building the bright future he would still want you to have and be.

Molly Briggs
June 7, 2022
My deepest sympathies to you, Marina and Henry, and your entire families. Sending you so much love y un abrazo muy fuerte.

Allison Shiman
June 7, 2022