Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Howard J. Adolph


Date and Time

Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM


Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 North Broadway Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613


Rabbi Michael Siegel
Cantor Rachel Brook
Anshe Emet Synagogue


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Koo Residence
1834 North Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Monday and Tuesday
4:30PM - 8:00PM

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The funeral service will be live streamed on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central Time.

Memorial Contributions

Honor Flight Chicago
9701 West Higgins Road, Suite 310
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-4703


Howard J. Adolph, age 95.
Beloved husband of the late Maita Honey Adolph nee Mittelman. Loving father of Lesly (David) Koo, Steven (Ellen Zfaney) Adolph, Lorin Adolph and Brad (Cheryl) Adolph. Proud grandfather of Bill (Beth) Adolph, Doug (Matt) London, Maddie Koo, Vivie Koo, Nathan Koo and Zachary Adolph. Cherished great grandfather of Evie, Nayan, Mabel and Calvin. Howard was a hero to both his country and to his family.  Howard grew up in Chicago and attended Hyde Park High School, University of Illinois and then graduated from Northwestern.  Serving under General Patton in WW2, he was involved in the invasion of D-Day and the defeat of the Nazi’s. One of his proudest achievements was being able to liberate Jews throughout Europe. After the War, he settled back in Chicago and spent 55 years married to his beloved Maita raising three sons and a daughter. Howard’s story telling was legendary and his delight in everyday life was inspiring.   No one in the history of the world derived more pleasure from lox and bagel than Howard. His involvement and appreciation in his children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities was unrivaled. Howard was the consummate entrepreneur and spent the majority of his career as President of Ambassador Installations – a hotel installation company. Throughout his career he worked on over 50 hotel projects both in the US and Internationally. Service Monday 10AM at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Honor Flight Chicago 773.227.8387, 9701 W Higgins Road, Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018-4703, honorflightchicago.org/donate. 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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Harlene and I send our condolences to you and the family. Dad was an individual who lived his life for his family, his country and his heritage. He was a great role model for all of us to follow. It was an honor to have met and known him.
Shel Marcus & Harlene Dunitz

shel Marcus

July 22, 2021
Howard was probably one of the first adults to tell me to call him Howard and who spoke to me as a equal even though I was a young teen. I appreciated that and it certainly stood out from the majority of my interactions with other adults. His devotion and joy he expressed while assisting or just watching track and cross country meets also was refreshing compared to the many other Dads who were too busy to attend. Thanks Howard for showing a different perspective of what it means to be a Man.


July 26, 2021
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