In Memorial

Sara Leff

Date of Death: August 1st, 2013
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Sara Leff, nee Spivak, 94, beloved wife of the late Harry; loving mother of Harvey (Karen) Tulchinsky, Marilyn (the late Nate) Kertz and the late Jerry Tulchinsky; cherished grandmother of Cookie Klemptner, Jody Hudson, Michael Crespo and Robert (Ruth), Starlett, Ryan (Meegan), Aaron (Lynn), Kelly and Kimberly Tulchinsky; adored great grandmother of nineteen and great-great grandmother of eight; treasured sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Sara was proud to serve so many for over 36 years at The Bagel Restaurant and Deli. She had a zest for life that was only surpassed by her magnificent smile. She will be missed by all who knew her. Chapel service Monday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, For information, 847.255.3520 or to leave condolences and tributes.

Service Information

Service : Monday, August 5th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service

Shalom Memorial Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois

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August 5th, 2013

We met Sara at Glenview Terrace when we went to visit our mother, Anne Satovitz. Sara was always smiling and happy to converse with us. Many meals we shared in the dining room where Sara usually had some "special" comments for the food. It certainly wasn't The Bagel. Sara had a fabulous sense of humor and loved to laugh at jokes and even told a few. She was especially helpful with other residents trying to get them to see the half full glass. We will remember her fondly. Vicki & Bert Satovitz

~Bert & Vicki Satovitz
~Nursing Home Friends, Niles, IL

August 4th, 2013

When my widowed mother married my stepfather Max Randell in 1952, my family not only gained a beloved "Papa", but also a wonderful "Sareky". Sara was the waitress in my Papa's delicatessen and liquor store, Randell's, in the old Jewish Theatre building on Ogden and Kedzie. When that store closed, she went to The Bagel. I also remember Harry who was an insurance debit man then and often came into the store.

I have many memories of her, the most vivid of her quick action and calming attitude when I almost cut off the tip of my finger on the meat slicing machine. She whisked me over the doctor's office across the street, keeping me calm all the time, allowing what could have been a very bad situation to be well and quickly treated.

When I called my sister Frada today to tell her of the obituary, she too remembered Sara as a very caring person, including the time when Frada who must have been 5 or 6, accidently knocked over the bubble gum machine & was "running away". Sara intercepted her, talked to her, and brought her back to the store.

May the memory of Sara be a blessing for all her family.

~Paula Cohen
~knew her through my stepfather's deli, Chicago, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Sara Leff

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

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