Funeral Details

Richard Mark Fraenkel

April 20, 1945 - January 21, 2023


Date and Time

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Barry Schechter
Congregation Kol Emeth


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Memorial Contributions

Doctors Without Borders USA
40 Rector Street, 16th Floor
New York, New York 10006
Attn: Planned Giving


Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Attn: Online Services
P.O. Box 97166
Washington, DC 20090-7166


Richard Mark Fraenkel, age 77.
Beloved husband of Amal Rassam. Dear son of the late Stephen and Josephine Fraenkel. Cherished brother of Charles Fraenkel and Martha (Michael McGlynn) Fraenkel. Proud uncle of Melanie Fraenkel (Adam) Gutman, Eli (Talia) Thorkelson, Molly (Felipe) Thorkelson and Saul Thorkelson. Adored great uncle of Mara Ruth, Owen Isaac, Claude and Faye. Service Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 12 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Doctors Without Borders, or Planned Parenthood, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Richard and I were good friends growing up, but we were rarely in close contact as adults because we lived so far apart from each other. But my memories of our relationship as children are very positive. Richard was highly intelligent and had a great sense of humor. When we visited the Fraenkels on Oak Circle in Wilmette, Richard, Chuck and I often tried to play sports on that curvy ittle lane, with not much success, but we still had a good time. I regret that I could not see more of him as an adult.

Michael Stoller
January 25, 2023