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In Loving Memory of

Myrna Emalfarb

July 1st, 2024


Myrna Emalfarb, nee Simon, 84. Beloved wife for 44 years to Seymour "Sy" Emalfarb; devoted mother of Bobby Brown, Lisa (Trayton) Jay, and Scott (Jami) Emalfarb; treasured grandmother of Natalie and Alanna Brown, Nathan and Matthew Jay, Hannah and Brandon Emalfarb, and Jordan Fine; caring sister of the late Howie (Helene) Simon; loving aunt of many. Myrna had many cherished friendships she built over her lifetime. She loved playing MahJongg and doting on her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a children's charity of your choice. Chapel service Weds, July 3, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For a link to view the service, shiva, and to leave condolences:, 847-255-3520.

Memorial Events

Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Wednesday 07/03/2024 at 12:15 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


The Family is receiving calls of condolence at:
Congregation Or Shalom
Social Hall
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

Following the service until 8 PM; Minyan 7:30 PM
Thursday 11 AM - 5 PM

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