In Memorial

Geraldine "Geri" Packowitz

Date of Death: January 5th, 2020
9 in Tevet 5780


Geraldine "Geri" Packowitz nee Bressler, 82, beloved wife of Norman for nearly 60 years; loving mother of Howard and Ron (Liv); cherished Grandma of Roberta Muller, Marc Muller and Daniel Packowitz; dear sister of Harold (Marlene) Bressler; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Chapel service, Thursday 12:15 PM 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 Alzheimer's Association. For information or to leave condolences, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, January 9th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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January 9th, 2020


For you and your entire family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you take comfort in loving memories.

The team and I are here to support you in whatever way you need.


~Julie Kavanagh
~colleague of Ron, Austin, TX

January 9th, 2020

Norm and Family,
It's been a long road for you. We have shared many stories together and you both will missed.
Norm, we have shared our wisdom to guide our children to adulthood. Every now and then, the wisdom they share with us has great value.

You all will be in our prayers.

Linda and Bob Furst

~Bob Furst
~, Des Plaines

January 9th, 2020

Norm and Family,
I'm sure it has been a long road for you. We have shared a lot of stories and you will be missed here.
You have a great support system via your loving family. As we have guided our children to adults, they have become wise in their ways. Let them guide you every now an then.

Linda and Bob Furst

~Bob Furst
~Friend, Des Plaines

January 8th, 2020

Ron, Howard, and Norman:

My condolences at the passing of Geri. She was a lovely woman and an outstanding mom to Ron and Howard and grandmother to Daniel, Roberta, and Marc. May her memory be for a blessing.

Michael Goroff and Jenny Necheles

~Michael Goroff
~Friend, Chicago, Illinois

January 7th, 2020

Howard, Ron, and Norman,
I am so sorry for your loss. Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease but even though the best of Geri was gone, you never failed to stand beside her or at her bedside and loved her until her life was done. No one could ask for more.

Upon the death of anyone I've cared about, I always think of the saying on a tombstone in Ireland --

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves memories no one can steal."

I hope you can laugh through your tears as you recall the best of times over these next days and weeks. You're all in my prayers.

~Colleen Reynolds
~Friend, Bloomington, IL

January 7th, 2020

My memory of Geri is getting her ready for her cousin wedding. Helping out on make-up and doing her hair. Geri, was so excited that day. She, really enjoyed day and had a great time at the wedding. Lisa Krippes.

~Friend/Caregiver, Hoffman Estates Il

January 6th, 2020

Howard & Ron: I have very fond memories of your mom growing up. She was a wonderful person. Our prayers for you and the entire family. May her memory be a blessing.

~Joe Weiss
~Friend of family, Glenview, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Geraldine "Geri" Packowitz

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
9th of Tevet 578112/24/2020
9th of Tevet 578212/13/2021
9th of Tevet 57831/2/2023
9th of Tevet 578412/21/2023
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