Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Harvey L. Coustan

July 1, 1939 - May 25, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Sunday 7PM - 9PM

Shiva will continue at:
Coustan Residence
2128 Pioneer Road
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Monday - Wednesday 7PM-9PM
London Residence
1424 Washington Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Thursday Minyan at 8AM

Shiva Coordinator: Karen Bornstein 773.332.9139

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Memorial Contributions

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 West Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor
Norwalk, Connecticut 06851


Harvey L. Coustan, 82

Beloved husband of Arlene nee Nechin. Loving father of Rabbi Andrea (Danny) London, Charles (Hillary) Coustan, Liz Coustan and the late Brad (Helene) Coustan. Proud grandfather of Yonah, Liora, Eli, Ari, Maya, Aden, Victor and Ava. Dear brother of Donald (Terri) Coustan and Susan (Errol) Stone. Harvey was a lifelong Chicagoan, born and raised in the South Shore neighborhood and an avid White Sox fan. He loved participating, watching, and coaching various sports, including softball, tennis, skiing, and golf. A graduate of DePaul University with both an undergraduate degree and a master’s in taxation, Harvey continued to share his knowledge of taxation as a professor at both DePaul and Georgetown Universities. He joined Arthur Young out of college and spent the next 39 years with Arthur Young/Ernst & Young, eventually serving as head of the firm’s national tax practice in Washington DC. Harvey became a nationally recognized leader in his profession, chairing the tax division of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He was married to Arlene for 52 years. Together they enjoyed spending time with their kids and grandkids, especially at their vacation home in Coloma, Michigan, as well as traveling and attending theater. He had a wry sense of humor and appreciated a bad pun. Harvey loved Mel Brooks and, when his family was gathered around him, liked to declare: “It’s good to be the king.” The patriarch of the Coustan clan will be dearly missed. Service Friday 12 Noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd, (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 W. Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202, or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Harvey was a true gentleman. An icon in our industry and a dedicated contributor to the AICPA and ILCPA Societies. Amongst his many achievements in life was his greatest achievement - that of a dedicated family man, proud husband, father and grandfather. He was a mentor and role model as a professional and an all around great human being. I enjoyed every moment I spent with Harvey and treasure the impact he had on me. I am a better person for having known Harvey. May Harvey rest in peace.

Chris Sokolowski
May 26, 2022
Wishing I could be with all of you to celebrate Uncle Harvey's life. I remember his ready smile, his sense of humor, his deep love of his kids and grandkids, and most of all, the special bond between Harvey and my dad. Sending all my love. Becky

Becky Coustan
May 26, 2022
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