Funeral Details

Theodore "Ted" Gluck

July 3, 1930 - September 13, 2023


Date and Time

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077
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Following the service until 4PM.

Hale Lofts
14 North Peoria Street, Unit 3E
Chicago Illinois, 60607
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Tuesday from 5PM until 8PM

Marguerite Gluck will also receive visitors
Wednesday 1PM until 8PM


Rabbi David Minkus
Congregation Rodfei Zedek

Interment - Private

Memorial Contributions

Adler University
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Theodore "Ted" Gluck, 93

Dearly beloved husband of Marguerite nee Anderson. Loving father of Cantor Rachel (Charles) Rosenberg, Joseph (Cathy) Gluck, Miriam Buckner and Sara (Mark) Drexler. Dear grandfather of Ari (Lital) Rosenberg, Jonah (Lauren) Rosenberg, Ya'el (Avi) Margolin, Avi (Oriya) Gluck, Raanan Gluck, Kate Buckner, Rebecca (Skyler) Geralds, Aaron (Carly) Drexler, Coby Drexler and Rikki Drexler. Fond great grandfather of Yuval, Noga and Amit Rosenberg, Maya and Eve Rosenberg, Tzur and Erez Margolin, Na'ama, Eliav and Ella Gluck and Ellie Drexler. Older brother of Edith Stokes. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His brilliant mind fueled his curiosity for reading, scholarship, NY Times Crossword puzzles and a constant obsession with Apple technology. Psychotherapist and life-changer for so many people across the globe. Lover of life and of savoring every minute with gusto. Service Tuesday 2 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment was held at Rosehill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Adler University, 17 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60602, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I would always love to see you when you walked into the flower shop, you brought such a light!
When we giggled and broke into song was my true favorite. You will be forever missed.

Laura Rufo

Laura Rufo
September 14, 2023
I am so sad to learn of Ted's death. He was an incredible and insightful man. I was a patient for just a short time, but recognized how brilliant he was. My condolences to Marguerite and family. Ted will be sorely missed.

Julie Sutton
September 14, 2023
Dear Ted,
Words cannot describe the sadness of losing you.
Working with you and learning from you for the past five years was an absolute privilege and honor.
You transformed and changed so many lives.
You were an amazing mentor and great friend.

You will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace, dear Ted.

With lots of love to you and deepest condolences to Marguerite and family.


Inese Romanovska
September 14, 2023
Your laughter and singing will ring on in my memories forever - you brought such joy whenever you would stop in the flower shop and I thoroughly enjoyed our many conversations .

That gift of joy that you brought to all of us will continue on in the memories we all have of you.

Ted, you will be missed.

I will loudly sing along to the Beach Boys in your honor!

- Lisa Pfeiffer

Lisa Pfeiffer
September 14, 2023
Thank you for your lifelong service to mankind. We are all better humans because of you. We will miss you forever.

Tamara Holder
September 14, 2023
I really loved Ted and forever thankful for all he contributed in helping me find my best self . I loved the day he married me in a beautiful ceremony to my true love April 21, 1990. Just forever thankful for the help & love you gave to shape my future . You are so loved Dear Ted . Sincerely Marcia Proffitt

September 15, 2023
I look forward to the time I can express what Ted Gluck has meant to me, my family, and my dearest of friends. It's too much now. Marguerite I love you. I will be on the live stream but look forward to giving you the warmest of hugs when I return. I'm so sorry for everyone's loss.

James Warner
September 15, 2023
Ted was a national treasure. There are no words to express his wonderful and important he was to me and to many others. I can still hear him say "that's big" with eyes that twinkled as he spoke. His light will shine forever in my heart.

Lea Campbell
September 15, 2023
To Margarite and the Gluck Family. My heartfelt sympathies. I was blessed to be introduced to Ted some 40 years ago. I will always remember his spirit, his heart, his humor and his guidance forever. Ted was one of a kind.

Barry Paddor
September 15, 2023
Dearest Theodore,
You have guided and touched the hearts and souls of so many with your love, laughter, beautiful vocals and magnificent mind set.
Your passion and spirit of life guides us every moment of our blessed heavenly journey on earth and beyond.
I cherished, through the years, our singing happy birthday to each other and sharing so many wonderful memories of your life's work.
Love to Marguerite, family and friends as we share your eternal soul.

George Wild
15 September 2023

George Wild
September 15, 2023
Dear Ted, I sincerely appreciate having had you in my life. You were an exceptional master of listening and then at getting people to experience, to find what was inside, and then to get us to express it to our souls. Rolf

Rolf Achilles
September 16, 2023

Ted was a ray of sunshine in a world that sometimes felt dark and dreary. His infectious smile and positive energy could brighten even the gloomiest of days. But what truly set Ted apart was his unwavering dedication to helping others.

Ted was always there, ready to offer his support. He believed that everyone had the potential to achieve greatness, and he would stop at nothing to help people. Helping others was his fuel!

Ted had a unique ability to see the best in people, even when they couldn't see it in themselves. He would encourage, uplift, and empower them to reach for their dreams, reminding them of their worth and their capabilities. He was a catalyst for positive change, inspiring those around him to believe in their own potential.

But Ted wasn't just a cheerleader for others; he also lived by example. He fearlessly pursued his own dreams, never letting fear or doubt hold him back. His courage was contagious, and those who knew him couldn't help but be inspired to chase after their own passions.

In a world that often promoted competition and self-interest, Ted was a breath of fresh air. He believed in collaboration, in lifting others up instead of tearing them down. He saw the beauty in diversity and embraced the unique strengths and talents that each person possessed.

Ted's genuine heart and authenticity drew people to him like moths to a flame. He was open and honest, never afraid to speak his mind or share his emotions. He created a safe space for others to do the same, fostering deep connections and meaningful relationships. We offer our sincere condolences to Marguerite and the family and let me add the following:
Marguerite was the love of Ted's life, They enjoyed each other and celebrated life together at the highest and deepest level. One look at both of them when they were together was a look of love! May his memory continue to bring peace and light to all of us!
Izzy Eichenstein

Izzy Eichenstein
September 18, 2023
Oh TED,.our world will not be the same without you.
Wise, generous, giving, opinionated yet open-minded, playful, yet deadly serious, incredibly patient, while quietly frustrated, tolerant, and tough at the same time.
Ted has been in our lives for over 52 years. Through personal struggles, emotional growth and set-backs, our marriage, babies, ,he was always there, a part of our life.
Besides always being there for us, and helping us grow in so many ways, he was a dear and delightful friend to share life with. Oddly, we are likely one of the few couples who met and knew all his wives! Ted loved to say he knew us when we were kids,(23 and 25). And we liked to remind him that we knew him when he was NOT the stylish , suave guy that he became when Marguerite came into his life! What fun times we had with Ted and dinners, favorite restaurants, (always chicken on the bone), the opera,martinis,mini vacations. Their love and love of life was inspiring..they found such joy in each other!
There are too many precious memories,we will hold them deeply in our hearts forever.
Ted was often enigmatic,or seemed so. He would say things that you just weren't quite sure you "got". He would tease or be mildly sarcastic,saying things in a way that you would "think" you understood,but you were never quite sure. ..and he loved doing that, because, he wanted To MAKE YOU think..figure things out for yourself. Conversations were often filled with obscure references, cryptic remarks,but..never mean spirited..rather, lovingly pushing you to think,he was always so gently pushing to help you reach your answer!!
We were so blessed to have had Ted in our life..God blessed him with a brilliant mind and a loving heart. We will miss him always. E and G

Elsa and George DePalma
September 18, 2023
Ted was such a light. I am richer for knowing him. I can see him dancing down the aisle at our wedding to a Bob Marley song. I am so grateful that he officiated. I hope he finds Jon in heaven.

With Love,
Karen Liberman

Karen Liberman
September 19, 2023
Oh, our beloved heart and soul are so filled with Ted stories, as we were graced to live down the lane from Ted and Marguerite. Ted taught our boys to chant OMMMMMMMM at Passover, and taught all of us to live with a glimmer, a spark -- a sacred spark -- burning in our eyes, and in our hearts. My favorite Ted story of many many stories was the time dear Ted and Marguerite wandered down to our back garden, after we'd spent a summer planting it with trees and Marguerite-picked perennials. On a crisp end-of-summer night Ted poured forth his prayers on our garden. I'd had at least four or five miscarriages and was told that, despite our deepest hopes, we'd never have another baby. But Ted's blessings proved otherwise. A few months later, at almost 45, I was having a baby. I have always thought in my heart that it was Ted's fertility prayers (allegedly for our garden, but in fact for me!) that made that happen. We named that baby Ted. We loved Reb Ted so dearly. And his memory will forever be a blessing.

Barbara Mahany
September 19, 2023