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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Joan Revsine


Interment - Private

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Ida Crown Jewish Academy Book Club
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Arie Crown Hebrew Day School Book Fund
4600 Main Street
Skokie, Illinois 60076


Joan R. Revsine (nee Burdick) of Chicago died on Saturday at Evanston Hospital. She was 82. Cherished wife, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her husband of sixty years, Bernard, and her sons Paul (Jacqueline), Mitchell (Anna), and Norman, her grandchildren Cambria, Mahler, Dylan, and Samantha, and her brother Morton (Lois). She was born in Chicago to Dr. Maurice S. and Hannah B. Burdick. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after spending her first two years at the Navy Pier campus. She earned a masters degree in education from the University of Chicago. She taught in the Chicago Public School system and later as a reading specialist at Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, Arie Crown Hebrew Day School, Wayne Thomas Elementary School, and Wilbur Wright College of the City Colleges of Chicago, and tutored numerous students in reading. Along with her husband, she was a long-time subscriber to Lyric Opera, Court Theatre, and several other theater companies, and enjoyed foreign and domestic travel. She was a member of the Chicago Botanic Garden and a volunteer docent at the Spertus Museum. She was an avid reader and presented many book reviews to various organizations. She was a co-founder of Ziona Hadassah and active with Congregation KJBS. After her retirement, she took courses at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hadassah, or to Ida Crown Jewish Academy book club, or to Arie Crown Hebrew Day School book fund, keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Annette Weinshank

Joan and I turned being college roommates into a treasured 60-year friendship that will stay with me always. Annette Weinshank


Hello Bernie, I hope that you and your family can share special moments during your grieving time.
Blessings always,
Sam, formerly of Arthur Andersen
PS we met and worked together on corrugated container audit back in the 60's

Charles Bernstein

I am a half-second cousin once removed of Joan. I had a great-great-grandmother (Tzaitel Rubin) who was married twice. I am a descendant of her first husband, Eliyahu Suess, and Joan was a descendant of her second husband, Tzemakh Lopert. When I was about 18 and Joan was about 20, an uncle of Joan, David Baron, founded a family club, and these two branches would get together twice a year: in the summer at a picnic at a public park on the North Side and in December at Chanukah party at the fieldhouse in a public park on the North Side. It was in this context that I met Joan and many other relatives around my age who were very congenial and also very intellectual. I looked forward to these semi-annual get-togethers and became socially friendly with Joan and Bernie and several other members of this group. When I became married to Roberta, she also took to these cousins and developed an excellent rapport with them. We socialized with Bernie and Joan occasionally, and after meeting by chance a few times, we arranged to have tickets adjoining them at Northlight Theatre, and would often have dinner with them before or after the show. We also have a commonality with Joan as Roberta and I are both alumni of the University of Chicago and Joan received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago.
May Joan rest in peace and may her husband, children and grandchildren be comforted among the mourners for Zion and Jerusalem.
Fondly, Chuck and Roberta Bernstein
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