In Memorial

Robert J. Greenwald

Date of Death: September 30th, 2019
1 in Tishri 5780


Robert J. Greenwald, 74, beloved husband of Judy for 37 wonderful years; loving father of Alex (Stephanie) Greenwald and Samantha Greenwald (David Goldstein, fiancé); cherished grandpa of Harper; devoted son of the late Maxine and Joseph Greenwald; dear brother of Stephen (Lenore) Greenwald and Barbara (Ira) Post; treasured brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Bob adored and will be missed by his furry buddy Riley. Chapel service Thursday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Randhill Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army ( For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, October 3rd at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Randhill Park Cemetery
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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October 3rd, 2019

One of the nicest people that I had the pleasure to know. Always kind to everyone with whom I ever saw him interact. My condolences to his family and friends. Gail Finkel Clark

~Gail Clark
~classmate, Jamieson and Mather, Chicago

October 2nd, 2019

 Alan Solomon

The summer of '64 was our first break after freshman year in college. Greenwald, Cucher ("the Bobbsies"), Chavin and Solomon, friends for life, all stayed home for school -- so Pine Point Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wis., where we were hired as busboys and/or waiters, became our first chance to experience . . . um . . . responsible irresponsibility? We worked fairly hard, we played tons of high-pressure, big-bucks inter-resort 16-inch softball, we were introduced to the joys of Wisconsin's signature beverage and we made almost no money. (We were also introduced to Berman, the tall guy in the group, who became one of us. Cooper stopped by, of course.) We laughed a lot. Greenwald made us laugh the most. What a time it was.

~Alan Solomon
~Friend, CHICAGO

October 1st, 2019

Watching the Loyola Championship Basketball game at Cucher's house in 1963- on tape delay. Interrupted by Bob Cucher's father telling us Loyola had won. Paul Chavin

I have known Bob since our years at Jamieson Grammar school. I would like to share the following memory.
Greenwald, Cucher, Solomon and Chavin were inseparable friends, playmates and poker buddies. We decided to take a trip out to the wild West. As we were all mostly broke, so we decided that the best way to do that would be a deliver a car from Illinois to some one on the West coast. Bob was the only one who could legally do that. So he applied for and received the contract. The catch was that the car was a stick shift and Bob did not know how to drive it. Neither did the rest of the guys but I did. The sticky point was picking up the car which I drove away with Bob next to me. Then came the driving lessons and a wild ride out West at speeds that often exceeded 100 miles per hour.
In my more than 50 years of knowing Bob, I never saw him angry or less than a gentleman. He was a credit to all who knew and cared for him. May time ease your pain.
Paul Chavin

~Paul Chavin
~childhood friend, Eugene, Oregon

October 1st, 2019

Bob was a classmate of mine who became a treasured friend and cherished member of our small group of fellow N.U. law school classmates. We kept in touch, especially over the more recent years to take outings and to enjoy our school memories, our stories of family, our professional adventures and struggles and our good fellowship. Bob both brightened our days with his humor and, through his wisdom, gave us a clearer perspective about what life is all about. He knew at an earlier age what life is all about because he had seen its fragility up close and personal. He cherished his family and was rightfully proud of his children and their accomplishments. Bob served God and country at war and peace and he accomplished such effectively and with great humility. We thank him for his service to God and country. We thank him for his good friendship and his good witness to a life well lived.

~Michael Logan
~classmate and friend, Park Ridge, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Robert J. Greenwald

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
1st of Tishri 57819/19/2020
1st of Tishri 57829/7/2021
1st of Tishri 57839/26/2022
1st of Tishri 57849/16/2023
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