Funeral Details

Jerald I. Much

June 14, 1934 - June 25, 2024


Date and Time

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Much Residence
4557 West Albion Avenue
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712
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Immediately following the interment.

Memorial Contributions

Saving Tiny Hearts Society
P.O. Box 1058
Deerfield, Illinois 60015


Jerald I. Much, age 90

Beloved husband for over 60 years of Judy Oppenheim Much. Loving father of Andrew (Karen) Much, Karin (Mitchell) Shapiro and the late Ross Much. Proud grandfather of Rachel Much, Ethan Much, Hannah Much, Jonathan Shapiro, and Emily Shapiro. Devoted brother of Morrie (Janet) Much and the late Sara (the late Milton) Kanter. Cherished brother-in-law of the late Dr. Joel (Dr. Susan) Oppenheim. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and business colleagues. Longstanding real estate developer in the Chicago area. Service Friday, June 28, 2024, 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saving Tiny Hearts Society, P.O. Box 1058, Deerfield, IL 60015, To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Rest in Peace, Uncle Jerry. My best memory is when we were driving to the airport and I mooed a car behind us- so much laughter , joy and warm memories. We love you ❤️

Kathy, Todd, Audrey, Marissa and Valeska

Kathy Lipschutz
June 27, 2024
There are some people you come across in life, who make you feel better, simply by knowing there there. Jerry, and the whole Much family, are that to me. Knowing Jerry as a young girl was Magical! He always had the latest gadgets around the house! He Always made me laugh and feel important. He made me feel like family.
I remember trying my first Cigar with Jerry and my dad!
It's sad that time slips away from us like it does, because I would have liked to tell him how important he was to me.
I have so much love for you all!
Please know I'm here for you, and I'm sending blessings and love during this difficult time. Always and Forever.

Lori Utanoff
June 27, 2024
I'm sorry for your family

Brian Marcus
June 27, 2024
RIP Jerry You were such a great friend but loved you like family from over the years. You were a great inspiration to my twins & they loved being around you & Judy. I am so glad the hand made fathers day & birthday cards made your day better from the twins. You & Judy have the sweetest hearts & enjoyed teaching the twins new things. Your memories will always be with them. Thank you for being a great family friend & being our lives. Glad the last time I talked to him to let him know that we loved him & Judy. Prayers to Judy & family during this difficult time.
Karen Marc Blade & Kayla Szczepanski

Karen Szczepanski
June 27, 2024
Jerry was a wonderful friend and I will miss him. JERRY and Judy and the rest of the family were always very nice to us and we loved being with them.
I have many wonderful memories spending time with them. So sorry for your loss.
Love you all.

Warren Avny
June 28, 2024
A long time family friend of my dad’s (the late)Tommy Murray and my grandfather’s (the late WM Murray). My grandfather was the custodian for one of the properties Jerry had. I remember the calls, conversations, meetings and support that he gave whether in life situations or death conclusions. No matter the space or time, I remember. The memory of him will never be forgotten. I even found the digital clock pen he gave to dad after the broken leg debacle. Precious memories, how they linger….the memory of my “secret” Godfather will live on forever for mom (Lillie) and myself.

Lillian Murray-Frazier
July 1, 2024