Funeral Details

Karen M. Goldblatt

November 19, 1941 - June 29, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 9:15 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Sidney Helbraun
Temple Beth-El


Westlawn Cemetery Mausoleum
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Goldblatt Residence
3652 Palm Canyon Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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12PM - 9PM

Memorial Contributions

Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Hadassah-Chicago Chapter
900 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 295
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Karen M. Goldblatt nee Markus, 82, passed away in the early morning hours of June 29, 2024 with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Herbert P. Goldblatt. The proud matriarch of her family - she was the loving mother to Mitchell Goldblatt, a businessman, and Jill (Dr. Maxim) Chasanov (Goldblatt), a registered nurse. Cherished Nana Karen to Chanel, an attorney in the District of Columbia, Dior (Joseph) Serio, a medical administrator in Chicago, David, a television news reporter in Oklahoma City, OK, and Michael, an incoming senior and baseball player at the City College of New York. Karen and her family were very appreciative for the help and care of her devoted caregiver, Aristotle. Dear sister of Dr. Norman (Dr.Donalee) Markus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and David Markus as well as her husband, Herbert P. Goldblatt. Karen was also appreciative of the long time friendships she had throughout her life. Karen most recently lived in Boynton Beach, Florida, and formerly of Northbrook, Illinois. She was a proud Chicago Public School teacher for over 40 years and a lifetime member of Hadassah. Most of all, Karen loved her family. She looked forward to every moment spent together, especially the times spent celebrating the Jewish holidays. Every Sunday she would get together with family for dinner to catch up and play Rummikub. She loved talking with her children and grandchildren regularly. Karen also enjoyed Thanksgiving, when the family would travel far and wide to be together. Service Monday 9:15AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Entombment Westlawn. Memorials in her memory to Temple Beth-El 3610 Dundee Road Northbrook, IL 60062 or Hadassah-Chicago Chapter, 900 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 295, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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