Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Syril Shapiro

March 31, 1931 - November 28, 2021


Date and Time

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:30 PM


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004


Rabbi Michael Sommer
Har-Shalom Synagogue

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Memorial Contributions

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
2200 East Devon Avenue, Suite 392
Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018


Syril Shapiro nee Blumenfeld, age 90

Beloved wife of the late Irving Shapiro. Dear mother of Paula (Michael) Winter, Daniel (Amy) Shapiro, Diane (David) Golin, and Gail Shapiro. Devoted sister of Edgar (the late Diane) Blumenfeld, David (Roberta) Blumenfeld, and the late Roberta Blumenfeld. Loving daughter of the late Albert and the late Kate Blumenfeld. A wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, a gifted painter and sculptor, a dear and caring life-long friend. She will be deeply missed, and her memory will be cherished. Graveside service Wednesday 12:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Park (Section VIII Nebo) in Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 2200 East Devon Avenue, Suite 392, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.


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Sunday morning breakfasts at their home in Glenview, the best multi level jello molds ever, the aunt who was always genuinely interested to hear about what was new in my life. W spent some time with her when we were in Chicago last May. She was thrilled to see us and, as always, sad that we didn't have longer to stay. I realize I'm not the only one but I feel horribly cheated that she didn't manage to surpass her mother's time on earth. Anticipated or not, this has simply crushed us. Our condolences for her wonderful family and friends.

Clifford/Audrey Blumenfeld/Mayrent
December 1, 2021
Dear Paula, Pete, Diane & Gail - I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Watching the service and your beautiful tributes has brought up many, many memories, along with the realization that I've known you for something like 60 years! I was particularly struck by Pete's observation that "her trademark was her smile." Indeed it was. But it wasn't just hers, it was all of you too. As a child, I suspected your parents had put clothespins on the corners of your mouths as babies, to give you perpetual smiles. Your parents seem to have given you the rare combination of deep, unconditional love and a strong personal/moral code, making you all into the people you (and your children and grandchildren(!)) are today. The reasons for the smiles are clear - and it wasn't clothespins. My thoughts are with you. Susan

Susan Goland
December 1, 2021
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