Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Neal S. Mehr

December 22, 1946 - May 31, 2019


Date and Time

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM


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


Rabbi Ben Kramer


Willow Lawn Memorial Park
24090 North Highway 45
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60060
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Jeanie Mehr Residence
1310 Appletree Lane
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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Residence is located at the intersection of Appletree Lane and Red Top Drive.

A Traditional Shiva, morning to night, will begin after interment, with evening minyanim at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Due to Shabbat immediately being followed by Shavuot, Shiva will cease on Friday at 4pm.

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Memorial Contributions

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, Illinois 60077
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest
Washington, DC 20024


Neal Stewart Mehr, (AKA Dr. Magic), age 72, Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Jeanette (Jeanie) Mehr, nee Jashunsky; devoted father of Joel (Jennifer) and Heather Mehr Melnick; caring and loving grandfather of Abby, Ari, Molly, Eli; devoted son of the late Betty Rosen Mehr and the late Cecil Mehr; brother of the late Harlene (Barry) Miller. Unforgettable uncle and cousin. Lovingly cared for by his devoted caregivers, Jimmy and Marty. Neal will be remembered for his engaging personality, his intelligence, and his keen sense of humor. He was a lifelong Cubs fan in their losses and WINS!! One of his greatest joys was fishing, especially teaching his children and grandchildren to enjoy the sport with him. Through good times and bad, his Jewish faith never waivered. Sleep in peace, Mr. 2%. Service Tuesday, 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 North Buffalo Grove Rd., (one block North of Lake Cook Rd.) Buffalo Grove. Interment Willow Lawn Memorial Park, Vernon Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, or United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel - 847.229.8822,


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Fran Weisman

Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. We used t have such nice chats in the lounge at the Park Ridge Public Library. I remember how hard it was for him and you when he lost his leg. I also remember you telling me how you used to go to Paris for a weekend. I travel more now since retiring and I think of you sometimes. I am very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful guy.


Dear Jeannette, So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Neal. Please get in touch with me.
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