Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Joel Perel

August 22, 1957 - January 7, 2022


Date and Time

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130


Rabbi Barry Axler

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Memorial Contributions

National Brain Tumor Society
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, Massachusetts 02458


Joel Perel, age 64.

Devoted son of Rene and the late Jane Perel. Loving brother of Frederick (Bonnie) Perel and Sherri (Matthew) Wojcieszek. Dear uncle of Ryan and Brandon. Adored nephew of Larry (Ruth) Brenner. Cherished cousin of Steve and Lisa Brenner. Graveside service Wednesday, 2 PM (CST) at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery (Gate 47B), 1400 Des Plaines Ave., Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458, www.braintumor.org. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


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Joel and I worked in the same department during his years at Panasonic. He was always very focused on his job and had a great team-player attitude. Even when he seemed busy in the lab and I knew he was under pressure to meet a deadline, I knew that if I approached him to ask him a question or even just to chat, that he would always be friendly and willing to help me with whatever my issue was. We would chat about the programs we were working on, or we would just talk about our frustrations at work. I remember consulting him when I was thinking about getting my motorcycle and he was very excited for me when I told him I had gone through with it and bought it.

I was incredibly saddened to hear about his passing but I am grateful to have gotten an opportunity to work with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his whole family during this difficult time.

Yalia Hernandez
January 10, 2022
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