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In Loving Memory of

Sidney Wallach

June 17th, 2024


Sidney J. Wallach, 102, beloved husband of the late Barbara Louise Wallach, née Neumann, happily married for 51 years; loving father of Michael (the late Sigrid) Wallach, Robyn (Jeffrey) Carlson, Harlan (Rachel) Wallach, and Wendy Ottosen; cherished Papa of Katie (Joel Siegel) Carlson, Roy (Roxanne Pinpena) Carlson, Leah Wallach, Jonah Wallach, Brian (Stephanie) Ottosen, Erik (Halee) Ottosen, and Kristy (Zach) Emling; proud great-grandfather of Easton, Harper, Sydney, Brooklyn, Rylie, and Aiden; preceded in death by his siblings Edith (Howard) Grossman, Ben (Gloria) Wallach, John (Gladys) Wallach, Lillian Sklar, Sam Wallach, and Babe (Will) Heller; dear brother-in-law to Jack Sklar and Phyllis Wallach; treasured uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. First Generation American, Child of the Great Depression, Brooklyn Pigeon Wars Combatant, World War II Veteran, Bowler of a Perfect 300 Game, Business Owner (Wallach and Wayne), Avid Fisherman (feared by bluegills and bass), Lifelong Cubs fan, Salesman Extraordinaire, Great Investor, Mediocre Gambler, Rummikub Master, World Traveler, Collector of Stamps, Coins, and Beanie Babies, Belter of Broadway Tunes, and Teller of Tales-most of them true. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the World Central Kitchen #ChefsforUkraine, donate.wck.orgor St. Labre Indian School , Chapel service Thurs, June 20, 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. For information, including a link to view the service, shiva, and to leave condolences, or (847) 255-3520.

Memorial Events

Chapel Service

Date & Time Thursday 06/20/2024 at 02:30 PM


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights


Wallach Family Home
8322 Central Avenue
Morton Grove, Illinois 60053

Following the service until 8:30 PM (minyan at 6 PM)
Sun, Mon, Tues and Wed 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM (minyan at 7 PM)

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