Funeral Details

Craig C. Newman

December 29, 1946 - July 8, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 12 Noon


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Evan Moffic
Makom Solel Lakeside


Shalom Memorial Park
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
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Newman Residence
290 Oakland Drive
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
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Following the interment until 8PM

Memorial Contributions

Chicago Jewish Alliance
4950 Madison Street, Unit 321
Skokie, Illinois 60076


Craig C. Newman age 77. Loving father of Jason (Trina) Newman and Brad (Valentina) Newman. Proud grandfather of Brea and Lainie. Former husband of Helen Newman nee Sklar. Devoted son of the late Charles and Rae Newman. Craig loved his granddogs Milo and Marcus. He was a man of the highest integrity and was loved by many. He will be forever in our hearts. Service Thursday 12PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chicago Jewish Alliance, 4950 Madison St., Unit 321, Skokie, IL 60076, To attend the funeral livestream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,



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I am so sorry for your loss. Craig was a wonderful and caring man. He was always so welcoming to me when I first started in the commercial finance industry. My condolences to his family.

Donna Hinrichs
July 9, 2024
Helen, Cheryl and I are so sorry to hear about Craig. Our deepest sympathizes and condolences go out to you and your family. It seems as though we just met yesterday and it’s unreal that it’s over 50 years. All our love

Eugene and Cheryl

Eugene Faigus
July 9, 2024
“Craigy” was genuinely like a grandparent to me growing up. I have the most fond memories of him from my childhood and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t there. He knew how to make me and Jessica laugh and he was so so proud of us. He was so so proud of Brea and Lainie and would constantly talk about them and what they were up to. It was always very clear that one of his greatest joys in life was being their grandpa. I loved when he would share pictures of them or we would all go over to their house to play, all of his “girls” together. I will always remember him as a warm, empathetic, intelligent, and selfless person who has undoubtedly made me the person I am today and is a reason I look back on my childhood so fondly. I will love him forever. Sending so much love and strength to the family ❤️

Nicole Dobrin
July 9, 2024
Our whole family is so sorry . We have many happy memories of a long and dear relationship! We shared all the milestones , we will miss Craig especially on Rosh Hashanah
When you always bought our favorite cookies! So thoughtful!
Addie Miles & family

Adrienne Russ
July 9, 2024
I am so saddened to hear about Craig’s passing. He was such a kind and wonderful person. All of the Gelmans will miss him and we send our sincerest condolences.

Arlene Gelman
July 9, 2024
I am glad I got to know Craig. I enjoyed his company when I saw him. He was always a good conversationalist and I am so sorry to hear about his passing .
Love kay

kaay jacobson
July 9, 2024
I’m shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Craig has passed away. Both Craig and I were best friends with the same couple and met decades ago through them. Craig loved his sons and granddaughters unconditionally, and talked about them constantly. I live in MI; I’ll miss our long phone conversations about politics, Pro & NCAA sports and debates about the best Chicago restaurants , or my insistence that you keep your Jeff Koon “balloon dog.”To Craig’s family and friends: May Craig’s memory be a blessing. Craig, if there’s any justice in the world, you’re on your way to see Sheldon & Sheree. Love you all, elyse

Elyse Gilbert
July 9, 2024
So saddened to hear of Craig’s passing.
He was truly a kind-hearted person with whom I shared many nice times with while living in Chicago. I know how much he loved his family and was the consummate proud grandpa.
I will miss seeing his postings about his travels to Israel and proud photos with his grandchildren and grand dogs.
I hold many nice memories of Craig as a person and friend.
My thoughts of sympathy are with his family at this difficult time.
Susan Gorin

Susan Gorin
July 10, 2024
Dear Newman Family, I'm so sorry and sending big hugs and strength to get through this very hard time. I have the best memories of all of you and growing up knowing if I needed anything Craig was always there.
I'm so glad we connected again and he was still so loving and engaged with my life.
He will be so missed and was so loved.
I'm so sorry I can't make it to town but please know my thoughts are with you all.

Gina Litvack
July 10, 2024
Dear Helen and family, I have known Craig since college with a lot of time between. Always a true gentleman and a very nice Facebook friend. I’m so sorry for your loss and you have my sincere condolences. Grief never ends it only gets easier and you have your beautiful family!
Fondly Lynne

Lynne Labovitz Goldberg
July 10, 2024
Dear Helen,
So sorry to hear about Craig's untimely passing. My heart an prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

With Love,

Ginger Wineburgh
July 10, 2024
Dear Craig,
Even though I had little time to get to know you, I’m happy that in that brief period we were able to spend so much time together. You told me so much about yourself, your love for your children, and the special relationship you had with your father, who always took you to Chinatown. For this reason, you wanted to share with me your favorite places, where everyone knew and loved you. You loved talking to everyone and greeting the people we met. You enjoyed driving because it made you feel free, and now you truly are.
I wish I could have spent more time with you, but I’m still grateful to have known you. Your presence in my life was like that of a father, and the time we spent together will remain among my most cherished memories. I love you so much, Craigie Craigie. Goodbye ❤️

Valentina Curci
July 10, 2024
Wow! What a loss. Craig was one of my first friends when I moved to South Shore in 1959. I learned about collecting coins from my favorite numismatist.
We lost contact after he moved away. Thanks to Facebook we reconnected 6-7 years ago and I enjoyed hearing about his grandchildren and seeing pictures of his dogs.
Craig, I’m sure your memory will be for a blessing to your friends and family.
Frank Hoffman

Frank Hoffman
July 11, 2024
You are all in my heart and prayers.
May all of Craig’s amazing family, friends, and loved ones be comforted and memories of the loving, caring, proud man that Craig was sustain you.

Susanne Taylor
July 11, 2024
I just want to let the family know that yall dad love y’all very much and he was a great bonus dad to me cause I loss my when I was very young so I just wanted to send love and hugs to y’all 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️

Nsombi Reed
July 12, 2024
He was a very loved man!!His sons and granddaughters were his life and loved unconditionally by them.

He is no longer in pain and is sleeping with the
Angels and will rest in peace out in the Universe!!

Bernice Burg
July 13, 2024