In Memorial

Jeffrey B. Conrad

Date of Death: November 14th, 2019
17 in Cheshvan 5780


With a song in his ear and his family in his heart, Jeffery B. Conrad of Arlington Heights passed away on November 14, 2019, at 70. Jeff leaves his wife, best friend and muse of 44 years, Holly (nee Gould). He was a devoted and nurturing dad to his daughters, Erin (Matthew) Cooper and Melinda (David) Symonds. "Poppi" will be missed by his adoring buddies and grandsons Adam and Ian Cooper, and his sweet granddaughter Emily Symonds. He will lovingly be missed by his mother-in-law Bobbie (the late Alvin) Gould, sister-in-law Sherrie (Irwin) Brill, their children Jori (David) Brenner and Mandy Guzman, and their families. Jeff will be remembered by his brother Ron and stepbrother David (Judy) Schustack. Jeff grew up in Scarsdale, New York with his beloved parents, the late Milton (the late Shirley) Conrad and the late Sybil (the late Joseph) Greenleaf. Jeff was a creative soul who dedicated his life to creating art that made people happy. His toys and games will forever be played in our homes. He will be missed by family and many close friends near and far. Chapel service Tuesday 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, in honor of Jeff's passion and love for the arts, donations may be made in his memory to the Buffalo Grove Friends of the Parks Foundation for the Jeff Conrad Scholarship Fund. For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, November 19th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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November 19th, 2019

Jeff mentored me into the toy and game business when I was completely green. He gave me some of my first big opportunities, was a joy to work with, always had a laugh, and and a love for play. I remember the old days in Joliet and all those Toy Fairs where we'd share dinners in Little Italy and tell stories until the middle of the night. He was truly a mensch and will be terribly missed.

~Peggy Brown
~friend, colleague, Wisconsin

November 18th, 2019

hello Hollie & family,
my sincere condolences with the passing of Jeff. We knew each other since the International Games times back in the 80's and although our contacts became fewer and fewer, I can say loudly that we remained friends in our little nice world of games and toys. Jeff was always friendly to me and a good host when I visited the Joliet office in those days and we also spent some good times together later on at various toyfairs in the USA and Europe.
it was an honour to have known him.
best regards Luc Mertens (Belgium)

~Luc Mertens
~friend, Beerse Belgium


Yahrzeit Dates For Jeffrey B. Conrad

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
17th of Heshvan 578111/4/2020
17th of Heshvan 578210/23/2021
17th of Heshvan 578311/11/2022
17th of Heshvan 578411/1/2023
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