Today is 04/24/2024 16th of Nisan, 5784


In Loving Memory of

Ken Avick

February 17th, 2024


Ken Avick, age 76, of Evanston, IL, born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Miami Beach, FL; an accomplished and respected artist and for over 30 years was a Case Reviewer with the Department of Children and Family Services; beloved husband and best friend for 52 years of Ann Avick, nee Zaidspiner; loving father of Deborah (Kevin Kinast) Avick, Rebecca Avick, and Jonathan Avick; dear step-grandfather of Sean; devoted son of the late Ben and the late Miriam Avick; cherished brother of Patti (Ed) Mactas and the late Jeff Avick; fond brother-in-law of Sara Zaidspiner; treasured uncle and friend of many. Ken was a surrealist painter creating acrylic and collage on canvas and paper. His works were shown at Space 900 in Evanston. Ken received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Chicago. He was truly a renaissance man, but the most important part of his life was his family and friends. Service Monday, 12 Noon CT, at The Skokie Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). The service will be livestreamed on Ken’s webpage at Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to PACTT Learning Center, or Les Turner ALS Foundation, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Monday 02/19/2024 at 12:00 PM

Address Skokie Chapel - Under the Direction of The Goldman Funeral Group

8851 Skokie Boulevard
SKOKIE, IL 60077

Phone (847) 478-1600

OfficiatorRabbi Joshua Hammerman


Address Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
SKOKIE, IL 60076


Address Skokie Chapel - Under the Direction of Goldman Funeral Group
8851 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, , IL 60077

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Monday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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