David G. 'Davo' Hirsch
April 23, 1935 - May 10, 2023
Date and Time
Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Rabbi Nancy Landsman
Zion Gardens Cemetery
6758 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60634
2220 Founders Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Monday following the service until 9PM
The Night Ministry
1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60622
3500 West Peterson Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60659
David G. 'Davo' Hirsch, 88.
We are sad to announce the passing of David Hirsch.
Beloved husband for 62 years and 11 months of Marcia nee Bass. Loving father of Leslie (Ken) Rubin, Paul (Alison Balis) Hirsch and Alan (Melissa) Hirsch. Proud grandfather of Lucy, Peter, Claudia, Emma, Beatrix and Theo. Dear brother of the late Joseph (the late Elaine) Hirsch. Fond uncle of Richard, Laura, Mark, Joel and the late Nancy.
Formally known as David or even Dave, nobody really called him that. Rather, he was known by all as Davo. A nickname he picked up in childhood that stuck with him throughout his life.
Growing up in Hyde Park, Davo took an early interest in the arts and turned that passion into lifelong career as a graphic designer owning his own business for almost 50 years.
But there was more to Davo than just work. An eternal optimist, over the course of his 88 years, he crammed in a lot. He was a well-known caricaturist and fixture at art fairs all across Chicago. A founding member and President of the Brotherhood at BJBE synagogue in Glenview. A longtime volunteer of the Wilmot Ski Patrol in Wisconsin. And an avid collector and expert of antique advertising who was never happier than discovering a long-lost treasure during early mornings at dusty flea markets.
Accomplishments aside, he?d probably tell you his greatest achievement in life was his marriage to Marcia. A chance meeting at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute in 1957 led to a lifetime of memories, friendships, children, grandchildren, and joy. All of which David, Dave, or Davo, would love everyone reading this to continue to pass on.
Please join with us and celebrate his memory at a service this Monday 10AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Zion Gardens Cemetery, 3600 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Night Ministry, 1735 N. Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60622, www.thenightministry.org or to The ARK, 3500 W. Peterson Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60659, www.arkchicago.org
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Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com