Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Libby Matlin

August 4, 1930 - October 12, 2021


Date and Time

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:30 PM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery - Gate 238
18th Street And Harlem Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130


Rabbi Nate Crane
Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah


Matlin Residence
1947 Farnsworth Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Service Note

Family requested that only vaccinated people attend

Memorial Contributions

3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645


Libby Matlin nee Hammer, 91

Beloved wife of the late Donald Matlin. Loving mother of Eric (Gloria) Matlin, Marc (Jay Goldstein) Matlin and Marlee (Kevin Grandalski) Matlin. Proud grandmother of Zack (Katie) Matlin, Arielle (Sean) Hofherr, Sarah Grandalski, Brandon Grandalski, Tyler Grandalski and Isabelle Grandalski. Adored great-grandmother of Hannah and Noah Matlin. Dear sister of the late Jason (the late Norma) Hammer and the late Sara (the late Paul) Lieberman, and sister-in-law of Steve Matlin. Cherished aunt of many. Graveside service (only for vaccinated people to attend) Thursday 12:30PM at Waldheim Cemetery, Gate 238, 18th and Harlem, Forest Park. Memorials in her memory to CJE, 3003 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645, www.cje.net would be appreciated. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Libby Matlin below and
we will share them with the family.
Love you Libby.
" love is patient , love is kind , love never fails"

Melissa Heymer/ Matlin

October 14, 2021
“May God put her in a special place from where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her.

Steve Matlin

October 14, 2021
sending love..her memory will be a blessing for always..

jim garfield

October 14, 2021
Sending all my love !

Stephen Lamanna

October 14, 2021
Dear Family my deepest condolensces

Steven Le Vine

October 14, 2021
Condolences, Matlin family. I have many vague memories of short stays and sleepovers at the Matlin house (55-60 years ago) when my mother was out-of-town. But I have very clear memories that such visits were highly anticipated and always great fun. Most of that was Libby — with her warmth, wisdom, and humor, a perfect mother away from mother! Apples and the rest of the gang rocked too. Her memory WILL be for a blessing.

Marc Steer

October 14, 2021
To the entire Marlin Family:
I was so sad to hear the news about Libby passing. I loved her. I took care of her a few days a week when she lived at The Lincolnwood Place. IT was SO MUCH FUN to be in Libby's company. We had each other laughing all the time. Oh, did Libby love the trips to the dollar store! I'm very happy to have had this special relationship with her when she knew who I was. We met years in Florida as Etta & Larry are my parents. Libby & Don shared the same pool &lived next door. My name is Janice-it was a blessing to have spent this personal & special time with Libby before she was MOVED.
I did visit-Libby didn't know me-yet STILL SO SWEET! I know so much about all of you. WOW! SHE TRULY LOVED HER FAMILY WITH ALL HER HEART & SOUL.
Thanks for allowing me to express my feelings. May Libby's memory be a smiling blessing on your hearts to all that loved her!
And Don too. Sending you love, prayers & peacefulness.

As always,
With Love, Janice & my boys-Brandon & Zack Igra

Janice Igra

October 18, 2021
Eric, we were so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family and wish to offer deepest condolences.
Sincerely, Paul and Lisa

Paul and Lisa Blumberg

October 18, 2021
Libby was a special person. I remember her fondly from my days at what was at that time Rush North Shore Medical Center. My condolences to the family on the loss of this lovely lady.

Sharon Kane

October 19, 2021
Libby forever in my heart. I will never forget the fun in Chicago and the crazy times in Florida. I know you Donny and Hershie are making u crazy but will take no crap 😆 i miss u so much

Francine Meyer

October 23, 2021
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