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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Mark Shamberg


Interment - Private

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Memorial Contributions

St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Oncology Services at AMITA Health Foundation
2601 Navistar Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532


Mark Shamberg, 68, cherished brother of Lee Shamberg; beloved cousin of Lynn (Shamberg) Tatar, Michael Shamberg, their families, and many other cousins. Mark was a retired employee of the Cook County Department of Public Aid for whom promoting Jazz and related music was a passionate vocation: he was proud to have co-founded Southend Music Works, a nonprofit which presented New & World Music events to Chicago audiences, and to have assembled a museum-quality family music library. A mixed live-action and Zoom ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 1, at 11:00 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie, IL. Mark will be cremated in accordance with his wishes. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Oncology Services, at AMITA Health Foundation, 2601 Navistar Dr., Lisle, IL, 60532. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Attendees are encouraged to participate in whichever manner they feel most comfortable. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Peter Kostakis

Mark’s gift to me of a can of spotted dick at the last live Chicago Jazz Festival was one of my first thoughts on hearing of his passing. I regret protesting the can was too heavy to share a bike ride home with. The can sits on the desk downstairs waiting for me to pick it up, can-openerless, assuredly spoonless, but holding fond memories of him. I will miss his fist clubs to the helmet, the traditional way he had of greeting me. He doted on every “Ouch,” “Yow,” and “Yikes.” I will miss his way of sharing a little joke with the world wherever he might be.

Randi Gideon

Mark was so dear to so many of us in his St Joseph's family. Always upbeat, always motivated, always asking about others, and interested in those around him. Devoted to his family members, friends and passions. He fought hard. Will always remember him fondly.
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