Today is 04/22/2024 14th of Nisan, 5784


In Loving Memory of

Wallace Ginsberg

January 16th, 2024


Wallace “Wally” Ginsberg, age 89, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Homewood-Flossmoor, IL and grew up on the Great Vest Side of Chicago. He is survived by his dear wife Esther “Essie” Ginsberg, his beloved children he shared with Loree: Sheri Rahn, Deborah (Arnold) Gross, and Susan (Jack Pfeiffer) Ginsberg, and children he happily gained through marriage to Essie: Aarona (Dan) Tesch, Jodie (David) Wheeler, and Maryl (Medwin) Dayan. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren: Nikki, Jamie and Carly Gross, Jordyn and Lexi Ginsberg, Stephanie (Bryan) Nelson, Samantha Rahn, Matthew and Shelby Gorstein, Danielle and Lauren Tesch, and Jorie, Jacob, Evan and Asher Dayan. He was the oldest son of the late Frieda and the late Jacob Ginsberg, and brother of Charlotte (late Harvey) Seigerman and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including the Ginsberg/Cohen cousins club, and his dear friends. While he started and ended his working career as an insurance man, his most treasured position was as co-owner of the iconic Al’s Deli of Homewood, and he often spoke of the wonderful memories he had of those he mentored and worked with for many years. He was an avid lifelong south side Cubs fan, ice cream lover and “vestsider” who was also a passionate athlete. He loved watching and betting on harness racing and owned many racehorses back in the day. In his later years you could see him walking, golfing, playing canasta and gin or hanging out with his buddies at breakfast.

Service Friday, 10:00 a.m. CT at The Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove (1 Blk N. of Lake Cook Rd.).  The service will be livestreamed on Wally’s webpage at Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to any Jewish organization of your choosing. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Friday 01/19/2024 at 10:00 AM

Address Buffalo Grove Chapel - Under the Direction of The Goldman Funeral Group

195 N. Buffalo Grove Road

Phone (847) 478-1600

OfficiatorCantor Scott Simon


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road


Address Debbie and Arnie Gross Residence
806 Prairie Lane

Additional Information
Friday from the cemetery (approximately 12:30 p.m.) until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

then Monday through Thursday
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at
Maryl and Medwin Dayan's Residence
1641 Ravine Terrace
Highland Park, IL 60035

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