Funeral Details

Arlyne Marks

March 10, 1929 - November 13, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Zion Gardens Cemetery
6758 West Addison
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Following the interment until 4:30PM

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Memorial Contributions

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
P.O. Box 824061
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19182


Arlyne Marks nee Meyers 93
Loving companion of the late Edward Berkowitz and loving wife of the late Ronald Marks. Devoted daughter of the late Albert and Hortense (nee Adamsky) Meyers. Dear sister of the late Renea Kramer nee Meyer and sister-in-law of Katherine Marks (Jerry) Suiro. Fond aunt of the late Blair (Marlene) Kramer, the late Lori Eden, and the late Sherry Ayen and Robin, David, Chris, Denise, Lisa, Michele, Michael, Nicole. Treasured great-aunt of Rebecca Eden, Arron and Warren Ayen, Robbie, John, Nicholas, Samantha, Danny, Zack, Kyle, Jordyn, Ashley, Jake, Joel, Josh, Taylor, Aaron, Sydney, Luke Joey, Francesca, Anonthy and Sam. Dedicated editor at Spiegel Catalog for 31 years. Service Friday 11AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Zion Gardens. Memorials in her memory to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, P.O. Box 824061 Philadelphia, PA 19182, would be appreciated. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel 847.229.8822,


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Last Sunday Arlyne and I were sitting in her living room adding up the number of years that we’ve been friends - 43!
I was a young writer at Spiegel and she a beloved editor. I’m so blessed that our friendship continued long after she left Spiegel. I’ll miss Little Leenie. She loved and was loved by so many and constantly let her friends and loved ones know how much she loved them. I know she’s at rest after a wonderful life well lived.

Winston Simmonds Jr
November 14, 2022
Arlyne and met in May of 1955, 67 years ago. She was the Copy Chief of menswear in the Spiegel catalog and I was her new copywriter. Arlyne was a warm and welcoming boss, eager to show me the ropes. Our friendship began and evolved into an extended family that included coworkers, husbands, children, neices, nephews, and significant others. That "Spiegei family" still exists even though we no longer work together.
In August, I was regaling Arlyne about my 35-year old grandson's wedding on July 31st. She laughed about attending his Mother's wedding 40 years ago. I could go on, having Arlyne in my life was a blessing. I loved her and marveled at her exuberance. Broken bone, after broken bone, after broken bone, didn't stop her from living a full and vibrant life. A lesson for all who knew and loved her.
Shalom dear Arlyne,

Beulah Johnson
November 14, 2022
Arlyne and my Mom were best friends for more than 80 years. What a great person to be in my brothers and my life from afar. What a happy person to be with!
May she rest in peace and now be with her family and friends in heaven.

Paul LeBlanc
November 14, 2022
Arlyne was a beautiful soul who had a zest for life, fun, family and friends. Her smile and laughter could light up any room. Her love was true, strong and devoted.
Her friendships were genuine, loving and comforting as witnessed by her beautiful friendship of over eighty years with my mother, Ann Karva. Her phone calls twice a day with my mom always made her laugh, smile and gave her great comfort for which I am forever grateful.
Arlyne was more than a friend to us-she was family!
I will miss our phone chats but know you are at peace.
I love you and will miss you.

Daniel LeBlanc
November 15, 2022
I also met Arlyne eons ago while working in the Advertising Department at Spiegel. After reading my twin sister Beulah Johnson's tribute, I realize that B.J. said it all! But I will add that when our sweet, sweet friend Arlyne said "I love you, I love you, I love you" she really, really, really meant it!! Rest in peace my dear! Bertha

Bertha DePriest
November 15, 2022
As you all know., Arlyne was a small person with the worlds biggest heart. She lover her friends and family so deeply and would not let you forget it. Despite her lifelong history of physical ailments, she insisted on being a "Happy Camper". She was the strongest person I knew in battling and overcoming hardships. She was a fighter to the end. I love you Arlyne.

Thomas Karva
November 16, 2022
Arlyne was a bright light to all she met. She was a fast and enduring friend who sincerely cared about everyone. She was generous, loving and full of humor. She will be dearly missed. What a wonderful long life she had. God bless her!

Mary Ann Ludwig
November 20, 2022