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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Rita Kissel Meltzer


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The Ark
6450 North California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
Jewish United Fund
30 South Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago
3710 Commercial Avenue, Unit 7
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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Meltzer Residence
8650 Keeler Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Monday and Tuesday from 4PM to 7PM
Mariv Minyan at 7PM

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7PM to 9PM on Wednesday


Rita Kissel Meltzer, age 88

Loving mother of Robert (Marcy) Meltzer and Jeffrey (Andrea) Meltzer. Proud grandmother of John Meltzer, Nicholas (Britt) Meltzer, Gregory Meltzer, Gabriella (Gregory Segal) Meltzer and Tamar Meltzer. Cherished great grandmother of Violet and Amelia Meltzer. Dear sister of the late Marlene Sapinsley. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Ark, 6450 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645, or Jewish United Fund, 30 South Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606, or Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago, 3710 Commercial Avenue, Unit 7, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Michael Miller

So sorry to hear of Aunt Rita's passing. So many fond memories of growing up surrounded by family, times that will always be cherished and missed. May her memory be for a blessing.

Vicki Kohn

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Rita. We shared many happy times on the golf course and visiting here in the building. She was a wonderful woman and I will miss her. Please know my thoughts are with the family.

Margie Wallen

Rita was considered a member if our family. As one of my mother, Eileen Wallen's dearest and longest friends, she shared in our family's many celebrations, and traveled to be with us for countless happy occasions, as well as sad events. I will remember Rita's generosity, her long and always supportive friendship with my mother and their close group of friends from their Northwestern days; her kindness to my son, Jack, who she hired while a high school student to do light bookkeeping; her interest in me, my sisters, and our families. Rita will be deeply missed but held in the minds, hearts and memories of so many. Jeffrey, Andrea, Bobby, we are holding you and your families in our thoughts and prayers, and thinking of you with a heavy heart and sadness for your loss. ~ Margie Wallen
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