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In Loving Memory of

Sylvia Kamenear

March 15th, 2024


Sylvia Kamenear nee Lipshitz, 98, beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold Kamenear and the late Alvin Shavin; loving mother of Sherri Cawn, Dyane (Glenn) Weiner and the late Linda (Alan) Pollack; cherished Nanny of Meryll Cawn (Bob Hopkins), Bradley Cawn (Sarah Alexander), Jeremy (Megan) Cawn, Jessica Weiner, Zachary Weiner, Rebecca Weiner, Michael (Ashley) Pollack and Adam (Alyssa) Pollack; adored Great Nanny of Lilianne, Ethan, Valen, Arielle, Annabelle, Finn, Izzy, Leo and Lucy; devoted daughter of the late Mary and Louis Lipschitz; dear sister of Libby (Jerry) Tachna; treasured aunt, cousin and friend of many.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( or to the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in memory of Linda Pollack ( Chapel service Monday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Entombment Shalom Memorial Park. For the link to view the service, shiva information and condolences, or (847) 255-3520.

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Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Monday 03/18/2024 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


Max and Benny's
461 Waukegan Road Restaurant
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Monday 3 PM to 6 PM

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