Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Roberta F. Nechin

July 27, 1937 - June 10, 2019


Date and Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM


Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster
Evanston, Illinois 60202


Rabbi Andrea London
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202

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Following the interment until 4PM
The Nechin Residence
3180 North Lake Shore Drive, Unit 7H
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Thursday 5PM-8PM

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Memorial Contributions

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202


Roberta F. Nechin nee Fishman, 81.

Beloved wife of Herbert B. Nechin. Loving mother of Stefan (Michelle) Aronfeld and stepmother of Jill Nechin Revivo. Proud grandmother of Julian (Chelsea) Aronfeld, Sophie Aronfield and Sebastian Aronfeld and Alexandra Revivo. Dear sister of H. Charles (Tana) Fishman and Loren (Carol Ardman) Fishman. Cherished aunt, cousin and friend of many. Service Wednesday 10AM at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 W. Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to Beth Emet the Free Synagogue, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Jeff Zaluda

I knew Roberta through our work together on JCUA. Roberta was a completely kind, decent, and hard working woman. We were a better organization for her many years of committed and intelligent service. All my best thoughts are with her and you. Jeff

David Feinberg

Roberta first vetted me for the JCUA board. I knew her as a sharp, dedicated, and passionate leader in community development and affordable housing, with immense capacity and energy for carrying out Tikkun Olam. My condolences are with your family in this time of transition and loss.

Lynsey Sorrell

I knew Roberta through our membership of LAI. She was incredibly enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She served on my Programming Committee and was a wealth of knowledge and insights into the practice of land economics. Always positive and thoughtful despite her recent health troubles. She will be missed. My thoughts are with your family and friends. Sincerely, Lynsey Sorrell

Lawrence Grisham

I worked with Roberta on several projects on the West Side of Chicago. She was a great friend and dedicated to the many communities that she served. She will be greatly missed.

Gerry and Steve Keen

Our deepest condolences. Roberta was a fierce advocate for the disadvantaged and was an expert on low income housing development. She will be sorely missed.

Margery al-Chalabi

My sincere and deepest sympathies to Roberta's family. Roberta and Herb have been friends and colleagues for nearly four decades, sharing many common interests. The fact that she is gone is a tremendous shock. I had spoken with her just a few days ago, asking if she would be attending the Lambda Alpha annual dinner. She said she would not be going; and I was disappointed that I wouldn't see her and have a chance to catch up on all the things that were of common interest. Conversations with Roberta always included the full gamut of planning/development happenings and insights, leavened with a little clever gossip. And, they were fun. I will miss my friend, Roberta; as I'm sure she will be missed by many others who enjoyed those same wide-ranging conversations and the geniality she brought to them.

Lenore Caldwell

Roberta and I were friends from our early teenage years. We were neighbors and good friends. We recently reconnected and just picked up where we left off. My sincere condolences to her family. She will be missed.

Laurie Marston

I will miss conversations with Roberta. She was smart, funny and very dedicated to helping others in so many ways. She is a very special person who will be missed by many.

Adrienne Singer

My condolences to Herb and all of Roberta's family and loved ones. I met Roberta back in the '80s at Emanuel. Lovely, nice woman. So hospitable. The Nechins hosted events for Emanuel at their condo and were always so gracious. Over the years whenver I would see Roberta, she was always very warm and friendly. I know you all will painfully miss her. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Dana Corman

I am so sad to learn of Robertaâ??s passing. We met in our early social worker days. She was a strong advocate, a good friend and a warm soul. My best to the family.
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