Funeral Details

Jean Kahn Lutz Isador

April 15, 1927 - December 19, 2022


Date and Time

Monday, December 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM


North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
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The service will be live streamed on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM Central Time.



Rabbi Lisa Greene
North Shore Congregation Israel
Rabbi Andrea London
Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue

Interment - Private


Friend Residence
1074 Franz Drive
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
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Monday following the service until 5PM and resuming at 7PM until 9PM
Tuesday 7PM to 9PM

Shiva Coordinator: Randi Berger
Zelle: 773.742.2702 - please use include: Isador/Friend/Mole Shiva on note
Venmo: @randi-shivaladies

Memorial Contributions

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 860
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Jean Kahn Lutz Isador, Age 95.

Beloved wife of the late Lee Lutz and the late Jay Isador. Loving mother of Lynn, nee Lutz (Chuck) Friend and Donna, nee Lutz (Tim) Mole. Proud grandmother of Eileen, Levi, David, Marc, Liza. Cherished great-grandmother of Zipporah, Rafi, and Ezekiel. She will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Jean was a woman ahead of her time. Out of college she was one of the first female executive buyers at Marshall Field?s. She met the love of her life, Lee (Buddy). They were married May 17, 1953. Together they opened a children?s clothing store. When Lee passed away in 1958 Jean continued to successfully run and expand for many years. She married Jay in 1971. She sold her business and moved up to Highland Park. She discovered her love of rare books through her volunteer work with Brandeis Rare Book Sale. She established her rare book business in person and online. She was passionate about golf, bridge, book clubs, theater, travel, art, Botanic Gardens, and her family. Jean was loved and respected by all who knew her.

Memorial Service, Monday 1PM at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 860, Chicago, Illinois 60606, or Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals ? Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We are so sad for the loss of your wonderful mother.
We just viewed the service and they spoke so highly of her. It was interesting to learn about her life.
You were always a loving and devoted daughter.
Remember that!
You did everything you can to make sure she was comfortable.
We know she will be very missed by you and your family.
May her memory be a blessing.

Mike and Marcy

Marcy Stillman
December 26, 2022