In Memorial

Mark David Elkin

Date of Death: May 3rd, 2020
9 in Iyar 5780


Mark David Elkin, 71; loving husband for 27 years of Susan nee Grabow; devoted son of the late Kathryn and Stanley Ferrari and the late Paul Elkin; dear son-in-law of Agnes and the late Milton Grabow; beloved brother of Pam (Joel) Polakow; caring brother-in-law of Karen Grabow (Keith Halperin) and Ellen (David) Willcox; treasured uncle and great-uncle of many. Mark adored his feline friends, Michael and Molly. 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 Special Olympics Illinois, - 605 E. Willow Street, Normal, IL 61761. For information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

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May 5th, 2020

I remember when Mark was born. I was in the living room of my parents apartment when I think my Mother mentioned Mark's birth. Through the years I would see Mark at family functions and in later years I would bump into him in downtown Chicago where we both worked. He was a wonderful sweet person and I always enjoyed seeing him. Unfortunately, when I moved to California I lost track of Mark. I am very sad about his passing. I have the most vivid picture of him in my mind as if I had seen him just yesterday. Rest in peace dear cousin, I will miss you!

~David Kaplan
~cousin, Santa Monica CA

May 5th, 2020

I was very sad to see that my dear cousin Mark Elkin had passed away. I have very fond memories of him. As I recall, I was in the car with his parents and my mother when they picked beautiful baby Mark up from the hospital. Unfortunately, we lost touch many years ago when I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles. My heart and thoughts are with his family
at this most difficult time.

~Estherly Reifman
~Cousin, Los Angeles

May 5th, 2020

I remember Mark as very quiet, but sweet & kind. He put up with our teenage shenanigans when we would hang out at your parent’s house, many, many years ago.
It sounds like he had a very happy life & my sincere condolences for your loss.

~Shelley (wexler) Radja
~friend, Chicago, IL

May 5th, 2020

He was so much fun when we would gather at your mom's house. I am very sorry for your loss

~Monica Baumann
~friend, Palatine


Yahrzeit Dates For Mark David Elkin

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 Iyyar 57814/21/2021
9th of Iyyar 57825/10/2022
9th of Iyyar 57834/30/2023
9th of Iyyar 57845/17/2024
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