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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Donna Lyn Price


Interment - Private


Price Residence
1423 Rosewood Avenue
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Sunday and Monday 4PM- 7PM (Outdoors and masks required)

Virtual Shiva
Tuesday evening 5:00-7:00
Please RSVP and the link will be sent to you.

Rubinstein Shiva
9437 North Hamlin Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60203
Wednesday and Thursday 11 AM- 9PM (Outdoors and masks required
Call Mrs. Tamar Rubinstein to schedule a time to attend.

Memorial Contributions

Les Turner ALS Foundation
Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
The Actor's Fund
PAWs Chicago
Charity of your choice


Price, Donna Lyn, nee Rubinstein, age 62

Donna Price lost her short but brave battle with lung cancer on October 15th, fighting until the end. Donna was the beloved wife of Marc for one day shy of 37 years, proud mother of Becky (Greg) Smith and Lauren Price, and dear younger sister of Scott (Tamar) Rubinstein. Donna was the devoted daughter of the late Sandra and the late Richard Rubinstein, and cherished daughter-in-law of Selwin and Syril Price. She was an adored aunt, niece, cousin, and friend of countless others. Donna also leaves behind her steadfast canine protector Comet. To protect everyone's health, services and burial on Sunday at 10 am (CST) will be private. Donations in her memory can be made to any of the organizations Donna was connected to and passionate about, including LUNGevity,, AHIHA,, Les Turner ALS Foundation,, Congregation BJBE,, The Actor's Fund,, PAWs Chicago,, or the charity of your choice. To attend the funeral live stream, including ASL interpretation, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Robin Polin

I may send my condolences to the family of Donna Price and pray that God be comforted with them at the moment

Lex Tiahnybik

Donna will be miss by our whole AHIHA FAMILY. She gave and donated to our Hockey program with all the love that she had in heart ❤️. We will miss her beautiful smile her talent and love for all. May she rest in Peace. She was a supper special person .

Susan Sherman

As I sit here grieving the loss of my good friend Donna, I can't help marveling at how she had such a zest for life. We met way back when she was the girl's scout troop leader for all the girls in our kids' grammar school grade, and her energy and creativity was already apparent. What was also apparent was that Donna and Marc were a perfect pair. They worked tirelessly together to bring Mad Science to the community and make science fun for kids. But theater was Donna's true love. And she worked tirelessly, whether as producer, props manage or building and painting sets, to create so many theater productions for the community. And Marc was the master shlepper, builder and painter at every one of those productions. We even got to see him perform in one of these production. What a treat! Unfortunately for us all, that was a one and done. But Donna also loved just being in the audience. Donna, Marc, David and I have been double dating at the Lincolnshire Marriott for the past 20 years. Along the way we have seen some great shows, a few stinkers, but nothing will ever compare to Pirates of Penzance. And we got to see it twice!! (inside joke).

Susan Sherman

When either Donna or I would realize we had theater coming up, we'd call to ask the famous question... "Where do you want to go for dinner?" which would always be followed up with "Do you remember who's turn it is to drive?". And of course, we never did. Her love of theater was passed down to her kids. Becky spent quite a bit of time on stage and is now using her love of theater in her professional life. And I do expect her to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for having seen the most theatrical productions on the face of the earth, and having collected the most playbills. And, although Lauren is following the science path professionally, she also enjoyed spending many hours on those theatre sets and working backstage as well. And, if I remember correctly, she may have had a role in making sure that chocolate fountain flowed smoothly at Theater D's intermission. When our kids were young we camped together. It is fair to say that the Price family was a bit more, shall I say... rustic than the Sherman family. Donna would insist that we successfully build a ONE MATCH FIRE, and would send the kids out to find the exact correct size twigs, sticks, and branches to accomplish this goal. And, of course, it worked every time. Let's not forget the foil wrapped meals and Bananas Foster-Price-Sherman-Cotton desserts we would plunk into the fire. But, what I remember most are the breakfasts where we would consume ridiculous amounts of bacon. Marc, you must know that the "Fire Pit Hours" sign still hangs in our garage. ( another inside joke). Speaking of rustic, Donna and Marc would take their RV and spend several days every July at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. They loved meeting up with their buddies and listening to live country music day after day. It was almost always a sure thing that, at some point, it would pour and become a mud fest. We joined them on what turned out to be one of those mud fest days.

Susan Sherman

When they got home they found a bucket of soap and water and a brillo pad on their front stoop. Can't imagine who would have left that. Donna's adventurous nature was also shared by Marc. They loved traveling across the country in their RV and hiking and camping at National Parks and exploring other points of interest. In recent years, they shared that love with their dog Comet. Donna was also no Shrinking Violet. She was a strong, tough hockey playing mama. She was also a sign language interpreter for a deaf hockey league. Donna's creativity was amazing. Several years ago she opened CRE-8, her shop in Deerfield, where people came to make a wide variety of art projects. She always kept exploring new techniques. For Becky and Greg's wedding, she made the chuppah covering from material from her own wedding dress. How does she think of these things? And she helped Becky make her incredible bouquet out of jewelry they had accumulated from relatives. It is so pretty and so special. And so HEAVY.
Donna lived her life with such passion. She filled her life with joy and brought joy to so many others.
And she leaves a big hole in the hearts of those she has touched.
I send my love to Marc, Becky, Lauren and the whole family.
And to Donna, I will miss you forever.

VIcki Price

My deepest sympathies to Marc, Becky, Lauren and the rest of the family in the passing of Donna. She was a bright and energetic spirit who will be missed by all.
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