Funeral Details - Chicago Jewish Funerals

Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Beth Salamensky

September 20, 1976 - April 17, 2020


Date and Time

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1300 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130

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Memorial Contributions

Michael I. Jacobson Gomle Fund
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089


Beth Mara Salamensky died of Covid-19 on April 17th, 2020, in Chicago, at the age of forty-three. Born in 1976, in Flossmoor, Illinois, to Paul Salamensky of Paterson, New Jersey, a civil servant, and Fern (Malis) Salamensky of Chicago, Beth was named for her grandfather Bernard Salamensky, a Polish-born Jewish immigrant. Her grandmother Rose (Marcuse) Salamensky was a Polish-Jewish orphan brought to America to be raised by an aunt and uncle. Notably, Beth's family included famed comedian Milton Berle. Her life was struck by tragedy in 1999, when her beloved father -- not long after proudly driving Beth east to begin her studies at New York Law School -- suddenly passed away. Persisting, she earned her law degree and moved on to practice in Los Angeles, where she found vital community at synagogue Beth Chayim Chadashim. In 2019, she was hospitalized in Chicago with kidney failure for an extended period. While at a rehabilitation facility to regain physical strength in preparation for return to daily life, she contracted Covid-19, which her body was too weakened by other conditions to survive. Beth Mara Salamensky leaves her mother Fern, cousins, and countless friends in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Michael I. Jacobson Gomle Fund, 195 North Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Victor Lamkay

I didn't know Beth but I have been a member of Beth Chayim Chadashim since 1976. With that, I feel connected and want her family and friends to know that I will grieve for her and hope that her journey now has taken her with other Angeles.
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