In Memorial

Seymour Podber

Date of Death: April 4th, 2019
28 in Adar II 5779


Seymour Podber, 88 years old of Northbrook, IL died on April 4, 2019. Seymour is survived by his wife Betty of 64 years of love and support. He is also survived by his children, David Podber and Elaine Podber Haney (Frank Haney); 6 grandchildren, Anna Podber, Sophia Podber, Benjamin Podber, Laura Haney, Alan Haney and Jeff Haney, and numerous nieces and nephews. Seymour was an exceptional husband, father, and loving grandfather. Seymour was born in 1931 in Staten Island, NY to Anna Lander and Abraham Schenkman, who had immigrated to this country for a better life. His father died when he was 5, and his mother re-married Samuel Podber. Seymour grew up surrounded by the love and support of his four sisters, Ruth Soloway-Abato, Judy Okun, the late Estelle Wagner and the late Selma Kreigsman. Seymour served his country in the Korean conflict, earning two bronze stars in the Army by distinguishing himself with his heroic service. Seymour was a self-made man and an outstanding salesperson, working many years for American Home Foods. He later opened and ran his own mail order business with his wife Betty, joined at one point by their daughter Elaine, selling sunshades and canopies to artists and craftspeople. In his later years he enjoyed working as a tram driver and tour guide at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Seymour and Betty traveled the country and the world together and lived a good and loving life. Chapel service Monday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. No flowers please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ark: For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, April 8th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

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April 7th, 2019

Seymour and I trained together to become tram drivers and tour guides at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Then we worked through summer seasons enjoying our jobs and being with others there in the department. He was always a good friend to everyone. After we both left and got older my husband and I used to see Seymour and Betty at the Garden several times and we enjoyed catching up with each other. We wish the family many blessings and comfort during this time.

~Mary May
~friend & co-worker,


Yahrzeit Dates For Seymour Podber

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
28th of Adar 57803/24/2020
28th of Adar 57813/12/2021
28th of Adar II 57823/31/2022
28th of Adar 57833/21/2023
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