Funeral Details

Carol F. Spector

April 14, 1942 - April 2, 2024


Date and Time

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rabbi Carmit Harari

Memorial Contributions

Jewish United Fund Ben Gurion Way
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Carol Spector (nee Fine).

Beloved wife of the late David Spector. Cherished mother of Rachel Spector, Joseph (Ikumi) Spector and Anna (Jim) Woodbury. Loving grandmother of Jarod Woodbury, Brandon Woodbury and Jin Spector. Daughter of the late Sam and Sarah Fine. Carol was a kind, loving mother and grandmother to her three children and three grandsons. Carol was also an accomplished pianist and career woman, obtaining a master’s degree in chemistry, becoming the first woman to serve as a paramedic for the Homewood Fire Department and having a long career as a medical administrator and educator for a large hospital/university residency program. Carol was very involved in community service, participating throughout her adult life in a variety of programs that served vulnerable populations. Carol was much loved and respected by family, friends and colleagues and will be missed very much. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Jewish United Fund Ben Gurion Way, 30 S. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Carol was a special woman who always found something good in every one and every thing. Her talents were great and she used them to benefit others. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. As a parent, friend, musician, gardener and teacher, she was a beacon of light for all of us.

Susan Bayer
April 2, 2024
Carol was a special and longtime friend. From our days at Northwestern when women did not major in chemistry to a friendship involving family we have shared much. I will miss her. My condolences to Rachel, Joe and Anna. I hope you find comfort in her memory

Bonnie Koven
April 2, 2024
My condolences to the family.

Diane Edwards
April 2, 2024
My condolences and prayers on the passing of Carol F. Spector. She was a kind and loving neighbor to my husband, Arnold and I. I will miss seeing her sitting on her front porch enjoying the sunlight and warm weather.

Micere Oden-Wilkins
April 3, 2024
How beautiful. She earned. it.

Dory Machtinger Machtinger
April 3, 2024
Your Mom was a wonderful, loving lady. She will be missed

Myra Katz
April 3, 2024
Rest in peace! Since i havent seen you in a few years my memory of you is thsy of a mothet always present in jher familys life wonfetgul mpthet wife and coworker! Alyse Eytan

April 3, 2024
Our deepest condolences, Carol and I worked together for many years at the Chicago College Osteopathic Medicine. I have many fond memories of her that I will always cherish. Jose and Trina

Trina Saucedo
April 3, 2024