Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Dr. Harold B. Shrifter

April 22, 1929 - August 7, 2019


Date and Time

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM


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


Rabbi Barry Schechter


Westlawn Cemetery
7801 West Montrose Avenue
Norridge, Illinois 60706
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Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712

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Memorial Contributions

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
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Dr. Harold Buddy Shrifter, age 90

Beloved husband and best friend of 63 years to Marion Shrifter nee Katz. Loving father of Karen (late Gary) Poter, Susan Fialkow and Robert (Cathy) Shrifter. Treasured grandfather of Jessica, Cameron, and Jeremy Poter, Jonah and Austin Fialkow, and Grace and Reid Shrifter. Dear father-in-law of Neil Fialkow and Steve Koenig. Cherished doctor, volunteer, and army veteran serving many beloved patients. Service Friday 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment at Westlawn Cemetery, 7801 W Montrose Ave, Norridge. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Diane (Wasserman) Drell

August 11, 2019

Dear Marion and Family,

My very sincere condolences on Buddyâ??s passing.

Anyone who had the extreme pleasure of being in Buddyâ??s presence at any time had an exceptional experience. He was genuine, bright, conversational, warm, humorous, kind, compassionate and the type of person one enjoyed being around and looked forward to seeing again.

You have a beautiful family, and Iâ??m certain your children and grandchildren have been the extreme joy of both of your lives.

You and Buddy made a beautiful couple and excellent partners. You were both blessed to have each other for many years. Iâ??m sure together you spoiled your children and grandchildren with an abundance of love. It was evident in the voicemail message that Buddy left on your grandsonâ??s cell phone that was heard at his funeral. I accidentally caught the funeral online and was so glad I did!

Iâ??m truly sorry that distant relatives often donâ??t get to see each other much or stay in touch, but I can assure you that my mother, Henrietta Wasserman and my uncle Sammy (Lascoe) were two of Buddyâ??s admirers. Throughout many years, when Buddyâ??s name came up, it was always with adoring words and a smile. And I recall what an attentive, wonderful son Buddy was to his parents as they got older.

And for me, Marion, you will always be â??Miss Katz.â? I will never forget what a wonderful student teacher you were in my 4th grade classroom at Le Moyne school. Later, when I ran into you with Buddy when you were engaged and learned the two of you were getting married, I was ecstatic! I was so happy for both of you then as I am now to learn what a wonderful life the two of you had together.

I know you are battling your own illness now and it is no easy deal. God bless you and your entire family.

May Buddy/Dr. Shrifter rest in peace. When I first saw his Death Notice, the word that immediately came to me to describe him was â??mensch.â? For that and all that he was, you and your
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