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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Maxine Handelsman


Interment - Private

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Zekher tsadikah livrakha - The memory of a good person is a blessing.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM CT

Memorial Contributions

Jewish United Fund
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606


Maxine Handelsman nee Caplan, Age 97.

Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Handelsman. Loving mother of Joy (Cliff) Rieger and Susan (Roger) Addelson. Proud grandmother of David (Linnett), Barry (Marin), Diane, Daniel (Karla) and Jessica. Extremely proud great grandmother of Joshua, Jacob, Levi, Spencer, Eliot and Elan. Former owner of Lloyds of Downers Grove. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish United Fund, 30 South Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606 To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website Friday, 11:00AM. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Maxine Handelsman below and
we will share them with the family.

Marlene Tambourine

Susan Enjoy all the great memories you have of your Mom. I'll be thinking of you at this special life altering time. Love Marlene

Asher Karoll

Joy and Susan, I have such fond memories of both your Mom and Dad from our get-togethers as we were growing up. Trips to Downers Grove were always a fun adventure, and I recall them whenever I am in the western suburbs. Mitzie was such a beautiful and classy lady and I'm sure she passed some of that along to you and your children and grandchildren. Remember the good times and be comforted by them. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Asher Karoll

Ronald and Sheila Sebor

So sorry for your great loss. May her memory be a blessing to you and your family.

Elizabeth Landes

Joy and Sue,
I have such fond memories of my family visiting yours in Downer's Grove. My parents were Esther and Buddy Lifchez and my grandfather, Meyer Handelsman, was your grandfather's brother. Your parents were so much fun to be with, and your father always delighted in Mitzi's captivating laugh and wonderful smile. I remember telling my mother that I wanted Wedgewood dishes with the little flowers just like Mitzi had---and that is exactly what I got when I was married almost 53 years ago. I was charmed by their grandson's memories of lives well lived and a legacy of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who will preserve their fine values. We hope that you will be comforted by warm memories of wonderful people. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
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