Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Dr. Stephen B. Leapman

August 11, 1942 - May 14, 2018


Date and Time

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:01 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Shlomo Crandall
Chai Lifeline
Rabbi Yehoshua Karsh
Darchel Noam Of Glenbrook


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Leapman Residence
3332 Lake Knoll Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Tuesday immediately following the interment.
Mincha Maariv 7:45PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Shachrit 6:30AM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Shiva on Friday until 4:30PM
--Please no visitors Wednesday and Thursday between 12 Noon - 1PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM

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Memorial Contributions

Chai Lifeline
6600 North Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
Congregation Darchei Noam of Glenbrook
3465 Techny Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Dr. Stephen B. Leapman, 75

Beloved husband of Judith L., nee Lavine.Loving father of Rebecca (Stephen) Lerner, Shana (Adam) Scholder, and Samantha (Scott) Spolter. Proud Zayde of Ella, Aden and Mica Lerner, Maya, Naomi and Talia Scholder, Eitan, Yoni and Ari Spolter. Dr. Leapman was a transplant surgeon at Indiana University. Also, he served as the Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at the Indiana School of Medicine. Service Tuesday 2:00 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to Chai Lifeline, or Congregation Darchei Noam of Glenbrook, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
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Stacey Jackson

I started at IUSM in 1998. Steve was one of the first people I met and didn't realize then how much impact he would have on my career. Running OSCEs on weekends and interpreting data on those long testing weeks, we worked as a team with Steve leading the way. I was in weekly discussions with him about clinical education in the third year surgery clerkship or educational policy being debated in a curriculum committee. The culmination was being able to see the unfolding for the first time at IUSM a dedicated office of medical education with Steve again leading the way and me holding on for the ride. Great times; great memories that I will never forget. In Oct 2018 I will be with IUSM for 20 years and have missed Steve since his retirement. May he be forever loved and remembered. Prayers for the beautiful Leapman family.

Rudy Navari

Steve hired me in 2005 to be the Director at IUSM South Bend. He was the perfect boss allowing me freedom to develop the program at the South Bend regional campus of the medical school and providing periodic suggestions to keep me out of trouble. He was a very wise and skilled leader and the medical school suffered a great loss when he retired. He will be missed, and my prayers are with Steve's family.

Peter Weisz

Steve was among the staunchest supporters of the Hasten Hebrew Academy during my tenure as its Development Director. His and Judyâ??s dedication to Jewish education was unparalleled. We will never forget Steveâ??s assistance during the early years of Allaâ??s medical career. His like will not come this way again. May his family and all who loved him be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Brian Wolf

I did not know Stephen through his medical career. When meeting most doctors, you would be informed of their career within the first few conversations. Stephen never mentioned once to me, that he was a transplant surgeon, thatâ??s the kind of person he was. I was not a member of his worship community, though I was highly aware of his strong faith. I truly admired his dedication to his faith and synagogue. What I am was Stephenâ??s neighbor. We were both afflicted with that early morning rising syndrome. We would have conversations by the fence when most others were still asleep. These conversations would range from gardening to vacation trips to describing religious holidays and to many things in-between. What I will truly miss is not only a neighbor, but a friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with Judy and the Leapman family.

Marti Reeser

I was privileged to have been hired into a new role in the IU School of Medicine in 2002 and work along side Steve in various capacities until his retirement. He was always gracious with his time and had a unique ability to make you feel comfortable in all circumstances. I know that I would not be the individual I am today in part without his mentor ship. I will always remember him telling me with so much excitement about some of the early "clinical trials" that lead transplant surgeons to learn how to remove a kidney from one human and put it to use in the patient who so desperately needed it. It is a tribute to the care and compassion for the patient and a reflection undoubtedly on how he carried out his personal life as well.
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