Funeral Details

Gayle Robin Snitman-Rubin, DDS

June 14, 1955 - November 8, 2023


Date and Time

Friday, November 10, 2023 at 1:00 PM


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Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Eitan Weiner- Kaplow


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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The late residence
1945 Beverly Lane
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
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Memorial Contributions

Spertus Institute
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Gilda’s Club Chicago (Cancer Support)
537 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Attn: Financial Operations
733 Third Avenue, Suite 510
New York, New York 10017


Gayle Robin Snitman-Rubin, DDS, age 68.

Beloved wife of Mark Rubin. Loving mother of Cari (Darren) Goldsmith, and Mallory (Josh Glaser) Rubin. Proud grandmother of Ari and Ava Goldsmith and Simon Rubin. Dear daughter of May and the late Harvey Snitman. Adored daughter-in-law of Jerry and the late Annette Rubin and sister-in-law of Bonnie (Michael) Meyers. Cherished sister of Barry Snitman. Service Friday 1 PM, November 10, 2023, at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605,, Gilda’s Club Chicago (Cancer Support), 537 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654, or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters Attn: Financial Operations 733 Third Avenue, Ste. 510 New York, NY 10017, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I met Gayle in 2014 or 2015 while taking a colored pencil class at Stevenson. We exchanged phone numbers with a couple of others in the class, and met outside of class at Starbucks in Long Grove to color. Gayle was a great organizer of these coloring sessions. We also went to the Chicago Botanic Garden often, whether it was to see the Orchid Show or walk around the gardens and get inspired by the beauty. We went to the Art Institute, too.Through our classes together and through frequent coloring sessions, I got to know Gayle and really admired her work and accomplishments. I was also impressed that she was taking courses through the Spertus College. She had a quest for knowledge!

Gayle enjoyed talking about all of her grandchildren. I was impressed at how often she saw her AZ grandchildren since it’s a long plane ride. We liked to share milestones since my grandchildren are close in age to hers.

Last fall and winter, I met Gayle several times at Sky Fitness for afternoon workouts. We worked out in the Move Strong area of the center which was always empty in the afternoons. We both diligently wore our KN95 masks. During our workouts, we talked about the challenges in caring for our aging mothers.

I wish I had known Gayle for a much longer time. She became a close friend and I will miss her very much.

Susan Hirschberg
November 9, 2023
I am so sorry to hear this sad news! My condolences to all of you!!! My her memory be a blessing!

Sue Platt
November 9, 2023
Mark and I worked at Inteliquent and so I met Gayle several times at different work functions and events. Mark always smitten with her and proud of her achievements, would introduce Gayle as Doctor. Mark and Gayle soon became fixtures on our invitation list for parties. Her demure approach always in contrast with my imagined trials and tribulations of a woman achieving a Doctor of Dentistry in the 80's. She had to have enormous drive and ambition yet carried herself with such calm and kindness. I will remember her with respect and grace.

Tabitha Long
November 10, 2023