In Memorial

Helen Leavitt

Date of Death: May 26th, 2019
21 in Iyar 5779


Helen Leavitt beloved wife of the late Irving for 64 years; loving mother of Marvin Leavitt (Susie Karkomi), Rochelle Rosenbloom and Betty (Ken) Schwartz; proud grandmother of 5; Micah (Jenna) Rosenbloom, Shaina Rosenbloom, Jessica (Andrew) Morris, Danny Schwartz and Jenna Axelrod; a Holocaust survivor she lived to see 4 great grandchildren; Isaac, Levi, Julian and Eden. Helen loved all of her family but she loved her husband Irv the most. She also loved America. As a displaced person and an immigrant her two favorite songs were "God Bless America" and "Home On The Range". She understood the importance of having a Jewish home state, loved and was concerned about Israel. She watched the news constantly and wanted to be aware of the Issues. She was the Rabbi's favorite in Bible Study classes. Helen had a great laugh. There was a special joy about her and in her company you would find comfort. She was fluent in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish and Russian and could converse in other languages as well. You left any conversation with her feeling somehow better and people loved to talk to her because her goodness and caring were immediately apparent. "Those of us fortunate to know her understand that the light in the world is a little dimmer with her passing." Chapel service, Tuesday 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. For information or to leave condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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May 27th, 2019

Helen is missed already. We had the BBQ today and I missed her warm smile and hugs. She was so sweet and loved by everyone. I feel blessed to have shared holidays with her and almost daily visits. May her memory be for a blessing.



~Michelle Bernstein
~Friend, Deerfield


Yahrzeit Dates For Helen Leavitt

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
21st of Iyyar 57805/15/2020
21st of Iyyar 57815/3/2021
21st of Iyyar 57825/22/2022
21st of Iyyar 57835/12/2023
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