L. Mitchell Bers
Date of Death: August 3rd, 2019
2 in Av 5779
ObituaryL. Mitchell Bers, 73, beloved husband and best friend of Hetty, nee Becker, for 48 wonderful years; Best Dad of Jennifer (Rachael) Bersdale and Lisa (Matthew) Taub; adoring Papa of Torin and Shiloh Bersdale, Gabriel and Mya Taub; devoted son of the late Evelyn and William Bers; fond brother of Ken Bers; treasured uncle of Brian (Anna) Biggert; cherished friend of many. Mitch was a proud and dedicated educator and a past Superintendent of Medinah School District for 18 years. Chapel service Tuesday 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, www.ahml.info. For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com.
Service InformationService : Tuesday, August 6th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service - Shalom Chapel Service
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
130 W. Appletree Lane
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004
Tuesday following the service to 8 PM
Wednesday 5 PM to 8 PM
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5910
Guest Book & Memories
August 21st, 2019
We knew Mitch via the Arlington Heights Current Events discussion group. Mitch was kind, intelligent, and knowledgeable. His contributions were always thoughtful. Even when he disagreed, his responses gave the group new insight. We think of him often. No one will ever fill the chair he usually sat in. We will miss him greatly.
We are so sorry that we missed his funeral as we were out-of-town. I understand the St. Louis rabbi who officiated was the same wonderful rabbi loved by Roy's sister. "May his memory be a blessing."
~Char and Roy Leventhal
~Friend and classmate, Arlington Heights, IL
August 6th, 2019
My sympathies to the Bers family. I remember that Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Bill (the youngest child of 11) were very nice to me
(daughter of Jean, one of the Bersofsky twins)
~cousin, Joliet, Illinois
August 5th, 2019
Mitch was an excellent Assistant Principal @ Holmes Jr. High when I was the counselor. He was exceptionally fair-minded and concerned about our students. Then he became Superintendent at Medinah and I had the opportunity as a parent to see what a great school district with high standards he led! It was a privilege to work and know him. . . My sympathy to all family members.
~Counselor @ Holmes Jr High, Wheeling/Parent in Medinah School District #11, Rancho Mission Viejo
August 5th, 2019
Mitch was a fellow Superintendent in Du Page County. I was in Darien,District #61. Mitch was always welcoming, especially to a new superintendent. He was kind and open about sharing ideas and thoughts. He made me feel very welcome. He also was a great golfing partner and we enjoyed many stories on the course. He will be missed by many! Chip
~colleague, Elmhurst, IL
Yahrzeit Dates For L. Mitchell Bers
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.
|2nd of Av 5780||7/23/2020|
|2nd of Av 5781||7/11/2021|
|2nd of Av 5782||7/30/2022|
|2nd of Av 5783||7/20/2023|