Today is 01/19/2022 17th of Sh'vat, 5782


In Loving Memory of Sharon E. Samuels


Details about the Funeral, Burial and Shiva in Memory of Sharon E. Samuels are listed below.


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Entombment - Private


Additional Information The funeral service will be live streamed on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 02:45 PM Central Time.
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Sharon E. Samuels Shiva Contribution




She improved the lives of her gang member clients during her 30 years as a probation officer for Cook County Juvenile Court. In two particular cases she changed the lives of 2 gang members completely. When they were 16 years old she got them into mechanical school where they excelled. They are now 30 years old and are outstanding citizens, homeowners with good jobs and loving families. “If you change one person’s life you change the world.” Sharon had such a warm, caring, charismatic personality. She had a deep goodness and integrity and everyone she knew loved her. She was radiant. She had more friends than can be counted. Close present relationships that go back to grammar school in Los Angeles. She lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and graduated from Beverly Hills High School and California State University at Northridge, majoring in sociology. Her talents were versatile. She was the owner of a gift stationery store “Jordan Matthews” for many years in Beverly Hills, CA., Not only did she help impoverished, at risk youths in Chicago, but also her friends who looked to her for advice and wisdom. They thought so highly of her. She was kind and friendly to strangers and the homeless. Her family was most important to her. She loved her mother, father, brothers, nieces and nephews deeply. She was a remarkable one-of-a kind person who will be remembered and greatly missed by everyone. Beloved daughter Roberta (Kenneth Towers) Randall and the late Edward “Big Ed” Samuels. Loving sister of Steve (Cathy Korzon) Samuels and Scott (Maddy) Samuels. Proud aunt of Eric (Jessica) Samuels, Melanie Samuels, Jaime (David) Dolphin, Ryan Samuels and Jensen Samuels. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

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