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In Loving Memory of

Neal Scott Sher

December 16th, 2023


Neal Scott Sher, age 67, Founder and Owner of WoodSmyth Chicago, Neal was a world class gymnast and a gold metal recipient at the Maccabi Games. His extraordinary kindness and compassion will forever be remembered by his family. Neal was the devoted son of the late Marilyn and the late Harold Hershey Sher; loving brother of Alysa (Eric) Fields and Joel (Holly) Sher; cherished uncle of Nicole (Joe) Levi, Dayna and Ryan (fiancée Alissa) Fields, Darryl, Brett (Kristin), Chelsea, and Callie Sher and the late Harley Fields and the late Erica Sher; treasured great uncle of Hallie and Matthew. Graveside service Wednesday, 12 Noon CT at Westlawn Cemetery, Section Petunia, 7801 W. Montrose Ave., Norridge. The service will be livestreamed on Neal’s webpage at In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to Maccabi USA, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Wednesday 12/20/2023 at 12:00 PM

Address Westlawn Cemetery

7801 W. Montrose Avenue
Norridge, IL 60706

Phone (773) 625-8600

OfficiatorRabbi Aaron Braun


Address Westlawn Cemetery
7801 W. Montrose Avenue
norridge, IL 60706


Address Alysa and Eric Fields Residence
2330 Greenview Road

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Wednesday from the cemetery (approximately 2:00 p.m.) to 9:00 p.m.

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