In Memorial

Phillip Zeidman

Date of Death: April 19th, 2018
4 in Iyyar 5778


Phillip Zeidman, CPA, age 81, beloved husband for 46 years of Elaine Zeidman (nee Kanter); loving father of Martin (Becky) Zeidman, Melissa (Alex) Drapatsky and Marc (Rebecca) Zeidman; proud grandpa of Landon and Lyla Drapatsky and Jared, Michael, Zachary and Ethan Zeidman; brother of Edward (Shoko) Zeidman and brother-in-law of Herbert (Barbara) Kanter; adored son of the late Paul and the late Elsie (nee Levin) Zeidman. Chapel service Mon, 3:00PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom of Northbrook or Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter. For information and condolences: 847-255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, April 23rd at 3:00 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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December 22nd, 2018

Phillip, A Eulogy for

- [x] Elaine! (Pause and Look at Aunt E the E.)
A special name in my brother’s life.

- [x] Aunt Elaine. When Philip was a baby Aunt Elaine, age 15, helped take care of him at great deal of the time because our mother was working. So Phillip & Elaine established a close bond during their lifetime.

- [x] Marrying Elaine (nee. Kantor)
When another Elaine came into his life he fell in love with her too. They had a lasting relationship

- [x] CPA exam
One of the images that remains with jnmltwme is witnessing Dad’s excitement over Phillip passing the CPA exam. As Phillip opened the letter from the CPA board and showed it to Dad, will the excitement on Dad’s face it’s something I had never witnessed before or since. Phillip made Dad so proud.

- [x] Big Heart
Like Dad, Philip had with big heart heart.
He could easily get mad, then turn around and be charming. He knew how to take care of his family and clients. A testimony is that they stayed with for years.

- [x] People person
Phillip was know for his honesty and ability to engage in conversation. His clients loved his financial help and trusted him with their income tax returns.

- [x] Loved cruises
His ability to engage in conversion. Never shy, he would typically meet up with a stranger, like when he and Elaine were on one of their many cruises, and begin a conversation that would show an understanding and interest.

- [x] My big brother
Philip acting as a big brother, for example, he advised me to go to University of Wisconsin, excellent advice. Furthermore he drove me there.

- [x] Mom’s wishes for us
Mom’s wish was for us to remain close, so we set up weekly calls on Sunday morning, which we did for over 20 years.
Phillip and I always found things to talk about, family history, financial help, and near the end of his life Jewish history.

- [x] Sense of humor
Phillip retained his sense of humor, even in the hospital:
“The food isnt very good, and I didn’t get enough of it”

- [x] Weekly calls
I will miss those weekly calls, but his spirit will remain with me.

~Eddie Zeidman
~Brother, Chicago, IL

April 22nd, 2018

Dear Elaine and Family,
For about 40 years we were neighbors on Concord Lane, Wilmette of Paul and Elsie and I remember them and you very well. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on Philip's passing. I recall his and your visits to Paul and Elsie. May wonderful memories sustain you during the trying period. May you be comforted among the mourners in Zion and Jerusalem.
Mel F Seidenberg

~Mel F Seidenberg
~neighbor of parents, Deerfield, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Phillip Zeidman

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.

Gregorian Date
4th of Iyyar 57795/9/2019
4th of Iyyar 57804/28/2020
4th of Iyyar 57814/16/2021
4th of Iyyar 57825/5/2022
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