Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Jonathan "Sasha" Keene Tupper

October 4, 1994 - January 15, 2020


Date and Time

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12 Noon


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


Rabbi Norman Lewison


Rosehill Cemetery
5800 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Tupper Residence
2428 West Jarvis Avenue, Unit 1
Chicago, Illinois 60645
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Saturday through Wednesday from 6:30PM until 9PM with Minyan service at 7:30PM each evening

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Memorial Contributions

Greater Chicago Food Depository
P.O. Box 74008557
Chicago, Illinois 60674-8557
Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: ONE Northside
4648 North Racine
Chicago, Illinois 60640


Jonathan "Sasha" Keene Tupper, 25

Beloved and devoted son of Richard and Ruth nee Solomon. Loving brother of Benjamin (Aliza Aufrichtig) Tupper and Lewis Tupper and Sophia Tupper. Cherished grandson of David and Helen Solomon. Dear nephew and cousin of many. Loyal friend. Jonathan was a beautiful soul who worked hard to overcome many challenges. He was very loved. Service Friday, 12 noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Rosehill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, P.O. Box 74008557, Chicago, Illinois 60674-8557, and Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: ONE Northside, 4648 N. Racine, Chicago, IL 60640, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Jonathan "Sasha" Keene Tupper below and
we will share them with the family.

Kate Kinser

Ruth and Richard and extended family: God weeps with you at this unbelievably sad time. And God understands all your emotions and reactions to this unfair loss. Please know your shul community will be with you in the coming weeks, months and years, and we will remember him.

Camilla Dabbs

Jonathan will be greatly missed he was a very good coworker and family at trilogy

Geoffrey Watson

My condolences to Tup and Ruth and the whole family. I will light a candle for Sasha here at home. I'm so sorry.

Gabriela Rodriguez

I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan while attending NEIU for our masters in social work. It was a great pleasure to have been able to interact with him during our two courses together as well as work throughout the semester. He was a beautiful kind person who will be extremely missed. Our social work cohort trio will no longer be the same, Sofia, and I will miss him dearly.

Sofia Gonzalez

Words cannot describe how sorry I am for the loss of Jonathan. My condolences to his family. I met Jonathan at Neiu. We all started the MSW program together. Although Iâ??ve known Jonathan for a short time he left a footprint on my heart. Jonathan was one of my buddies at Neiu. He was so caring and loving. I enjoyed working with Jonathan. I always looked forward to his clever yet sophisticated comments to the professors. I will miss Jonathan and his laugh.

Daryl Pierce

Jonathan was a very unique and special guy, I used to pick him up from his house, we both will attend class, and then I drop him off at home. All while we were driving, I was learning from him, he had a gift that wasn't translated in books, I used to say Jonathan what that mean, he would explain, he was always there to help the class, the professors, and me. Thank You Jonathan.

Isaac Johnston

Jonathan was one of the few kids my age growing up in the minyan. Every shabbos, he was reliably in gan playing board games, telling us riddles, or telling us about his latest math discovery. Through carpool, school, and shul we quickly developed a close friendship. After shul on shabbos afternoons we would go back to your house to play mini pool or mini ping pong on a set he got for his bar mitzvah. Some of my fondest shabbos memories are playing games in the Tupper house.

In high school, Jonathan turned into a fitness nut and progressive activist, always telling me about his newest obstacle course or cause that he had conquered or was championing. Jonathan always pushed people to do more, to do better. He always had a book recommendation, constantly reading an Isaac Asimov novel.

Baruch Dayan haemet, may his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

Sent from my iPhone, Jerusalem

Aissetu Ibrahima

Itâ??s very difficult to write this message. I cannot believe that I lost one of my favorite students in a blink of an eye. Jonathan is one of a kind. I usually get the opportunity to catch up with him at the end of class because we are the last people to leave the classroom. ... Jonathan was well read, always prepared, very kind and soulful. He was an amazing writer, a deep philosophical thinker that understands feels the need of social justice to his core. ... the classes will never be the same without him. His absence will leave a big lacuna in the classroom discussions and a big dent in my heart. I will miss you everyday walking to the classroom buddy! Rest in power!!!

Cynthia Green

Johnathan Thank you for your service here at Trilogy. We will miss you dearly and May your Family be strong. My DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

Michelle Carelli

Jonathan I will miss you you opened my heart with your feed back that you gave me you would be missed here at trilogy and you will be missed for playing cards with me.

James Galligan

Sasha is a first cousin once removed from me. Geographic distance complicated creating a relationship but my prayers are for my cousins Tup and Ruth and for Sasha's siblings.

Richarad Tupper-"tup"

I am Sasha's Abba (or as we say "AbdA"). You all can never know how your words comfort us. How human!

Karen Medema

Dear Ruth, Tup and Family: My heart weeps for your loss more than words can express. Please know my thoughts are with you all during this difficult loss. May you find comfort in the memories of your beloved son and the support of family and friends. In deepest sympathy, Karen and family

Isaac Krantz-Perlman

Sending so much love and healing vibes to you all ❤️ð???ð???ð???ð???

Hannah Gelder

On behalf of those of us at ONE Northside, I wanted to extend our condolences. We are so so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. Jonathan was a trooper! He showed up for justice time and time again, giving all the many gifts he had to offer -- from participating in marches and demonstrations, to helping with research projects, to interning when home on summer breaks. He will be deeply missed. We are grateful for his many contributions. May his memory be a blessing for all of us that knew him.
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