Funeral Details

Louis Genesen

September 24, 1926 - November 22, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 West Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Rabbi Michael Weinberg
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Interment - Private


Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 West Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Following the memorial service.

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Memorial Contributions

University of Southern California
“Louis Genesen Memorial Gift and USC Dr. C. Paul Morrow Fund”

USC Advancement Gift Services
1150 South Olive Street, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015

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Louis Genesen (Lou), 96, a lifelong Chicagoan, passed away November 22

Devoted, loving husband of Judith (nee Levin), dear father of Lisa Genesen (David Tabolt), Dr. Mark Genesen (Leigh), David Kovacs (Patty), and Deborah Kovacs Sullivan (Nicholas). Treasured grandfather of Sarah Sullivan Lambertson (Dave), Lucy Sullivan Ejimmaduekwu (Ben), Jack Kovacs (Jenny), Claire Tabolt Fisher (Brett), Kelly Kovacs Schroeder (John), Emma Genesen Prall (Jacob), and William Genesen. Cherished great-grandfather of Silas and Ezra Lambertson, Jude Kovacs, Obi Ejimmaduekwu, and Rhea Fisher. Lou was preceded in death by his beloved parents Esther and Nate Genesen and sister Aline Averbach (Saul), as well as his best friend, Dr. Albert B. Gerbie. A graduate of Harvard School for Boys and the University of Chicago (BA, Ph.B, 1950), he had a long, successful career in finance beginning at South Side Bank and ending as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Humiston-Keeling Corporation, a pharmaceutical wholesaler. A memorial service will be held at Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Place, on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM and will be livestreamed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Southern California in memory of Louis Genesen. All contributions will support the USC Dr. C. Paul Morrow Fund to ultimately support the Morrow Professorship in Gynecologic Oncology. Please make checks payable to “University of Southern California” and include “Louis Genesen Memorial Gift and USC Dr. C. Paul Morrow Fund” in the memo. Mail to: USC Advancement Gift Services, 1150 South Olive Street, 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015. For Credit Card Payments:
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Our condolences on your loss. We will keep Louis and you all in our thoughts and prayers. The Stroka Family

Paul Stroka
November 26, 2022
Blessings to the family of Lou Genesen, whom I know through my dear friend Debbie, and also her brother David and mother Judy. Lou was clearly a deeply loving person, husband, and father, and a joy to his family. I know that all members of his family will miss him terribly and I hope their memories will bring them joy.

--Virginia Smith, of Hyde Park, Chicago, and Brookline, Mass.

Virginia Smith
November 30, 2022