Funeral Details

Robert Arthur Romanoff

October 4, 1938 - September 9, 2023


Date and Time

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Ari Margolis
Cantor Laurie Akers
Congregation Or Shalom


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Joyce Romanoff Residence
926 Waterford Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Following the interment until 8PM

Thursday at:
Brookdale Northbrook - Kennicott Room
4501 Concord Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
6PM - 8PM

Shiva Coordinator:
Holli Levine 847.830.2238

Memorial Contributions

Parkinson's Foundation
200 Southeast 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33131
40 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005
Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061


Robert Arthur Romanoff

Beloved husband of Heddie (nee Solomon) Romanoff. Loving father of Michelle (Andrew) Levine and Laura Romanoff (Michael Wolfson). Proud Zaidie of Kayley, Ben, Erin, and Eddie Levine. Dear brother of the late Maya (Joyce) Romanoff. Honorary father of Holli (Frank) Levine. Devoted son of the late William and the late Mildred Romanoff. Robert practiced law for over 60 years, starting in the State's Attorney's office and then serving as a criminal defense attorney. Service Wednesday 12 Noon, at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation,, Hadassah,, or Congregation Or Shalom, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822


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Dear Heddie, Michelle and Laura, and family,
Bob was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have met, and I feel privileged to have known him.
I'm so sorry for your loss -- it is mine, too.

Judy Perlman
September 11, 2023
May his memory be for a blessing.

Gloria Taussig
September 11, 2023
Sandy and I miss our MI9 get togethers, but we will always have the memories.

Edward Abbott
September 11, 2023
Dear Heidi,
So very sorry for your loss. I know how very much you will miss him. I do hope you will be surrounded by family and friends to get you thru this very painful time.
Be well,
Phyllis Kipnis

Phyllis Kipnis
September 12, 2023
I have very fond memories of Bob from camp. He was always, warm, authentic, and original. He displayed a spirit which carried him forward in a wide variety directions and activities that I would not have expected him to do. He offered his thoughtful ideas in a quiet direct way. Finally, he always seemed like a caring man.

Daniel Steinhardt
September 13, 2023
My husband and I met Bob and Heddie at Camp Michigania. Several couples who met there would enjoy a get-away weekend with other camp friends every spring. One year we were finishing dinner at a nice restaurant when the waitress handed back each credit card after paying the bills. She gave one to Mr. Parker, another to Mr. Goldwasser, etc. Then she handed back Bob's (not quite reading the name correctly),Mr. Romance. Since then, we've loved to call Bob Mr. Romance.

Bev Parker
September 13, 2023
So sad to hear about this loss. Bob was a unique person. His enthusiasm for the talent show at Michigania will stay with me always.
We will miss him.

Karen Berrie
September 13, 2023
Bob was a great lawyer and a good friend. I did many cases with him when he was in the office. He was always willing to help and gave great advice. There were many times we went to the Traffic Court Conference in Peoria and had a good time. . Eleanor and I enjoyed the times we went out with Heddie and Bob. We will miss him.

Paul and Eleanor Plotnick
September 13, 2023
He was a terrific man and a loving father. A true Mensch. I hadn't seen him in years but when I was first starting out as a Social Worker doing Juvenile Delinquency work in the African American community downstate, he gave me some wonderful insightful advice that helped me and my clients and their families. Mostly I knew him as a young child as Heddie and my mom went to high school together and were good friends. May his memory be a blessing.

Ellen Jablow
September 13, 2023