Date of Death: April 18th, 2020
25 in Nisan 5780
ObituaryMorton Stillman, 87, beloved husband and best friend of Sheila, nee Michaels, for 61 wonderful years; loving father of Linda (Michael) Schiffer and Cindy (Glenn) Schwartz; cherished grandpa of Zachary, Ethan and Jonah; devoted son of the late Ida and Theodore Stillman; dear brother of the late Donald (the late Dolores) Stillman and Roberta (Larry) Miller; treasured uncle, cousin and friend of many. Many thanks to Morton's caregiver Jason Juan, who cared for him with love. Morton was a proud Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. His greatest joy was his family. Due to the pandemic and out of concern for our extended family and friends, services and shiva will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation. For information and condolences, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com.
Guest Book & Memories
April 22nd, 2020
Ever since I can remember, cousin Mort has been a wonderful, reassuring presence in my life, even though my family moved to California from Skokie when I was still in high school and for more than fifty years we had too seldom been in personal contact.
I treasure our breakfast together, with Don, on one of my pilgrimages to Chicago 3 or so years ago, when I last saw him and we 3 spoke for hours.
Being 12 years younger than him and Don, I heard from my earliest days from my mother how she idolized them, whom she met when they were 8 years old or so, and as a bride, she lived with Aunt Ida and family for a year or 2 at the height of the Depression, before she and my father could afford to strike out on there own. My father too loved him dearly, and I was always impressed by the mutual respect, and love, they held for one another.
As I grew up, I idolized Mort as well. I remember him in his Navy whites, coming to see me play in Little League, of being delighted to hear him kibitz on my family's frequent visits to Aunt Ida's. His smile lit up her kitchen, where we usually gathered (and, rarely the living room, with the furniture covered in transparent plastic covers), and he was always funny, always paid sincere attention to his little cousin.
Over the years, I could always appreciate what Mensch really meant, because I always had Mort...and Don...to look up to.
My sincere condolences to Sheila and family who have been blessed to have shared their lives with him.
~1st cousin, Brooklyn, NY
April 21st, 2020
Uncle Mort was such a kind and caring man. He always made me feel important, like he really cared about my stories and what was happing in my life (often dull and shallow). He was loved and will be missed by many ❤️
~Julie Michaels Allen
~Niece, Scottsdale, AZ
Yahrzeit Dates For Morton Stillman
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.
|25th of Nisan 5781||4/7/2021|
|25th of Nisan 5782||4/26/2022|
|25th of Nisan 5783||4/16/2023|
|25th of Nisan 5784||5/3/2024|