Funeral Details

Gussie Sevelow

July 12, 1928 - January 29, 2024


Date and Time

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Rabbi Yochanan Posner
Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie


Zion Gardens Cemetery
6758 West Addison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
8825 East Prairie Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
5PM - 9PM
Minyan 4:55PM

The Hunt Residence
2708 West Birchwood
Chicago, Illinois 60645
2PM - 4PM and 6PM - 8PM

The Sevelow Residence
813 Ridge Avenue, Unit 2
Evanston, Illinois 60202
11 AM - 2PM

Saturday Evening:
The Kleinman Residence
8719 East Prairie Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
7PM - 9PM

Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
2PM - 4PM and 6PM - 8PM
Minyan 5PM

The Kleinman Residence
2PM - 4PM and 6PM and 8PM

Memorial Contributions

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Hadassah’s medical efforts in Israel


Gussie Sevelow nee Poling, age 95 and ½

Beloved wife of the late Jack Sevelow. Loving mother of Jill Sevelow, Shelley Kleinman, and Stacey Hunt. Proud Bubbe of Jade (James Bruce) Sevelow-Lee, Tess (Asaf Dekel) Sevelow-Lee, Ariella (Shimmy) Castle, Lily (Max) Kalef, Tani Kleinman, Jesse (Sophia) Hunt, Shmuel Hunt, and Joseph Hunt. Adoring GiGi of Marin Rose and Alte Bubbie of Aryeh Leib. Dear sister of Pearl (the late Bobby) Schakett, the late Gershon (the late Linda) Poling and the late Belle (the late Zelik) Herskovits. Stepsister of the late Abraham (Frances) Sandler. Cherished by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and adopted mom/grandma worldwide. Cared lovingly by the staff at Park Plaza and Dobson Plaza. Loved by everyone who met her. Service Wednesday 12 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Zion Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association 225 North Michigan Avenue Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 and to Hadassah’s medical efforts in Israel To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Gussie was the coolest mom/grandma and great grandma on earth! I loved following Stacey’s posts with Gussie dancing at a picnic. She always had a warm smile whenever I saw her. Maybe she’ll dance with G-d up there. May her memory be for a blessing. ❤️

Jodi Sugar
January 30, 2024
I have fond memories of the relationship Gussie shared with my mother in law, Jeanne. They were fast friends.
May Gussie’s memory forever be a blessing for all those lives she touched.
Darlene Pokorny

Darlene Pokorny
January 30, 2024
Baruch Dayan ha Emes.
So very sorry for your loss, Stacey and the entire family. With love,
Miriam Sara

Miriam Sara (Michelle) Gordon
January 30, 2024
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. We’ve only have wonderful things about this wonderful woman., Please know we are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

Barbara Kalef
January 30, 2024
Baruch Dayan Ha"Emes. Seeing the sweet love between you too, that you will always have. Seeing blessings.

Bat Sheva Klein
January 30, 2024
Gussie had such a wonderful, kind spirit - She was welcoming to me 40 years ago and to my mother just 6 years ago. Sending my love and condolences. May Gussie's memory be for a blessing.

Linda Wyetzner
January 30, 2024
Thank you, Gussie, for your full and loving heart. You shared goodness and love with everyone. You were and will continue to be an inspiration to bring love and joy to all people. I do miss you.

Jennifer Albom
January 30, 2024
Cabbage soup, talks in the pool, Portnoys complaint, sleeping over, teenage party, Passover Seders, Lucky, warmth, joy, being listened to and understood. My 2nd mom played such an essential role as to who I am. Aunt Gussie was full of grace and the most present and loving person I’ve ever known. I will miss you so but am so grateful you married my mom’s brother and was in my life . Your lessons and spirit remains. Love you.

Robyn Duenow
January 31, 2024
I'm so very sorry for your Family's loss of dear Gussie. Please accept my sincere condolences. I have so many wonderful memories of Gussie and her special smile.
May her memory always be for a blessing.
Love and HUGGS

Devie Eisen

January 31, 2024
Our thoughts and sympathies to the entire Sevelow family. Gussie was the face of the JCC for the HF area. What a scrapbook full of memories she leaves behind. May you find comfort in all the love she leaves behind.

Judy and Mitch Palmer
January 31, 2024
I am so saddened by the loss of Gussie...She was a pillar in the Southside and South Suburban community. She will be missed by all. May her memory be a blessing to all of you.

Diane Lorsch Nayhouse
January 31, 2024
Jill, Shelley, and Stacey, I just wanted to say how sorry I am about your mom. She was a wonderful person and a fantastic mother. She was loved by everyone who knew her including myself. She is at peace with no more pain. She will be missed. I love you very much and again very sorry for your loss.

If you look up the definition of amazing in the dictionary, you will find the name Gussie Sevelow. I can definitely think of many many more names for your beautiful mother, but I’ll stop at AMAZING..

Rest in peace, Aunt Gussie. I love you.

January 31, 2024
Aunt Gussie was one of the most loving, kind hearted people that you could’ve known. She made a positive impact on every individual person she had ever met. She was always so bubbly and always smiling. Aunt Gussie, you will be greatly missed by so many people. With all my love! 😘

Sara Payton
January 31, 2024
Hello Sevelow Family - My sincerest condolences to you all. I remember your mom fondly and I'm keeping you all in my prayers for comfort in the days ahead. May your beautiful mom's memory always be for a blessing.

Much love,
Sheri (Ginsberg) Rahn

Sheri Rahn
January 31, 2024
Dearest Jill, Shelley, Stacey and family,

How difficult it is to lose our mother! When they have been such a mamala, such a Gusselah as your mother, you can rest assured there will be so many memories to reflect on! She will be missed yet fondly remembered by all who were blessed to know her! I feel so fortunate to have been one of those.

All my love, condolences and fondest regards,

Mare ♥️

Mare Leben
January 31, 2024
Dearest Sevelow family,
We are so sorry to have missed supporting all of you during this difficult time. Without Gussie my life would have been completely different in a multitude of ways. I am forever grateful to this remarkable woman who inspired so many of us to do our very best, with a smile. Gussie's compassion remains embedded within every fiber of my body. Gussie truly felt like a second mother to me. May her memory be a blessing to the family and to all of us who were blessed to have Gussie in our lives.

Gail and Charlie Aranoff
February 3, 2024
My Deepest sympathy to your family.

Marci Salsburg
February 5, 2024
I remember Gussie’s energy, warmth, and positivity. She was one-of-a-kind. We will all miss her. Condolences to Stacey, Shelly, Jill, and the whole mishpachah. <3

Neil Bockian
February 5, 2024