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Funeral Details

21
Dec

Funeral Details

Sheila Slakter

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OBITUARY

Sheila Slakter (nee Papernick) 90, loving wife of 66 years to the late Norman Slakter and cherished mother to Ellen, Mark (Nancy) and Judi (Steve), passed away peacefully Wednesday 5/5/21 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born and raised in Toronto Canada to Henry and Rose Papernick, where she grew up with her brother Bernie and sister Joyce, and where she met her husband Norman. Sheila was also a loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews and a dear friend to many.

Sheila and Norman married in 1953 and soon after moved to the Chicago area where they raised their children and flourished as U.S. citizens. Sheila and Norman moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1995. Sheila had a special gift for making people laugh and performed in comedy shows for many years as "Showbiz Sheila". To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:30 PM. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Memorials in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.




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Sari Markowitz and Family

Dear Ellen, Mark, and Judi,
We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Auntie Sheila was an integral part of our family. We will miss sharing special celebrations, holidays, and visits with her. She brought laughter and joy into our home. Brenley and Jenna have such loving memories of her pinching their cheeks and telling them how beautiful and special they are. We will all miss her passion for life and the sunshine that she carried with her wherever she went. Her love touched us all in so many ways.
Our hearts go out to you.
All our love,
Sari, Adam, Jenna, Brenley, and Dylan

Sylvia Papernick

Dear Ellen, Mark and Judi, though you will always miss your dear mother, know that she will live on in all of our wonderful memories of her. People used to tell me that I looked like her and I liked that I shared that with my Aunt Sheila. Love, Sylvia

John Larson

Mark,

Sorry I was unable to attend your mother's funeral service. I only met your mom a few times but it was long ago and I didn't get to know her that well. I was able, though, to realize how you became the person you are and how those traits led you to become a friend of mine. And, I am grateful for that.

The eulogy you provided for your mother encompassed heartbreak, reverence, reflection and humor; and you delivered it well. You hung tough when sadness overwhelmed you and I'm proud to call you my friend.

I'm not a very religious person but there is a quote of a biblical nature that always touches me. Maybe it will bring some solace to you, Judi and Ellen, as well. "I believe that God, whomever you hold that to be, hears all prayers, even if sometimes the answer is no. So may the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you, may the Lord lift his divine countenance upon you, and give you peace...." Sincerely, John Larson
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