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Funeral Details

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Dec

Funeral Details

Beatrice Berlin

May 14, 1936 - October 17, 2021

SERVICE INFORMATION

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Graveside

Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076

Clergy

Rabbi Sholom Wolberg
Chabad of Glencoe

Shiva

Little House of Glencoe
690 Birch Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
847.835.7551
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Tuesday immediately following the interment until 9PM.

and

Wednesday at the Berlin Residence
838 Michigan Avenue, Apt. 3B
Evanston, Illinois 60202
from 6PM - 9PM

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Memorial Contributions

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
give.vanderbilthealth.org/


OBITUARY

Beatrice Berlin, age 85

Beatrice passed away on October 17 in the quiet of her own house after a valiant battle with cancer. Beatrice was born in Chicago to Leon and Dora Begoun and grew up on the west side attending Marshall High School. Beatrice grew up with her cousins Barbara Zucker, Beverly Fried, Vivian Rosen and Jerry Mosak. In 1957, she met Barney Berlin, who became her husband of almost 63 years. Together they had a family of Larry, Jordan (and his wife Sara) and Sandra (and her husband of Mark Mattozzi).

Beatrice had degrees in education from Roosevelt University of Chicago as well as Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University of Chicago. Beatrice was very proud of her work teaching and consulting in the Chicago Public Schools including many in Rogers Park as well as teaching teachers at Loyola and Concordia. Her specialty was reading, and she spent much time helping children advance that skill. Beatrice had an adventurous spirit that led her to undertake many trips with her husband, family and friends, through the US and Europe. Her willingness to challenge authority on behalf of students also helped her and her husband and friends form Concerned Parents of Rogers School which helped improve education at her children’s school. She was particularly grateful to her husband, her cousins and her many friends for their long lives of fun and happiness together. She is also grateful to each of them for helping her in her battle against cancer. They accompanied her on her many trips to Northwestern Cancer Center, uplifted her spirits and gave her the love and comfort she needed to get through the ordeal.

It was with the utmost of love that her granddaughter, Francesca, cared for her and loved her. Francesca held her hand, cut her hair, helped her dress and conversed and laughed with her. This love helped Beatrice in her fight against cancer. Mark Mattozzi, Beatrice's son-in-law, whose care and generosity was unparallel by putting Beatrice and the late Barney's health and safety above all else.

Graveside service Tuesday 2PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203, give.vanderbilthealth.org/. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.




GUEST BOOK

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Aunt Bea was a smart, witty, loving person and I'm so glad she was a part of my life. In our recent conversations we talked about life, about living in the present and enjoying the day that we have today. Her zest for life gave her the courage to live life to the fullest every day, despite her illness. I am so inspired by her and so thankful to her for those conversations. I will miss having more conversations with her, but I will never forget the conversations that we had or the love that we shared.

Lisa Bathey

October 19, 2021
Aunt Bea was a smart, witty, loving person and I'm so glad she was a part of my life. In our recent conversations we talked about life, about living in the present and enjoying the day that we have today. Her zest for life gave her the courage to live life to the fullest every day, despite her illness. I am so inspired by her and so thankful to her for those conversations. I will miss having more conversations with her, but I will never forget the conversations that we had or the love that we shared.

Lisa Bathey

October 19, 2021
Barney and Bea enriched our family's life with their kindness, generosity, and humor. Bea was always ready to challenge the system in order to make life better for those she cared about. That tough spirit saw her through the difficult years while undergoing her treatments. She always remarked about the love and support she felt from her children, cousins, friends and her beautiful Francesca.

Marcia Segel

October 19, 2021
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