In Memorial

Clara Scheiniak

Date of Death: September 9th, 2020
20 in Elul 5780


Clara Scheiniak, age 94, beloved wife of the late Hertz Scheiniak; loving mother of Rochelle Eisner; cherished grandmother of Heather (Adam) Levine; adored great grandmother of Spencer and Kelsey; much loved by former son-in-law Scott Eisner. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, or the Jewish United Fund, Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Friday, September 11th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral that took place on Friday September 11, 2020, by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva is private
Notes of condolence may be sent to:
Rochelle Eisner
1725 Charles Court
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Jewish United Fund (JUF)
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Guest Book & Memories

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September 12th, 2020

Marisha, as I knew her, was the dearest friend of my grandfather Nathan. Both Holocaust survivors they shared something the rest of us can never imagine. I have memories of her visiting us on Shabbat at my grandfather’s house in West Rogers Park, one of the few, one of the trusted. It meant more to me than she will ever know that she attended my Son Alex Nathan Fox’s Bris. My grandfather had already passed away and Marisha connected me to him in a way I cannot describe. It was then, as she was leaving, that she told me how she cared for my father as a young child when he had no one else to look after him. She was a very special person to our family and I will miss her deeply.

~Joe Fox
~Family Friend, Highland Park, IL

September 10th, 2020

When I remember Clara, I think of all the wonderful times at Rochelle's house in Lincolnwood. Memorial Day, July 4th, holidays throughout many many years. I loved sharing dinners with her and the discussions we had, be it about Rochelle's loves or even politics. She was a spit fire. Never backed off her opinions. She was a true fighter and for that I loved her.
She was special to me and I am very sad to know I won't see her again on this earth.

Bless you Clara. You had a life well lived, a difficult life, but full of blessings and love.

~Linda Kopec
~, Wheeling

September 10th, 2020

Clara was known to our family as Marisha. Marisha met my parents, and me on a boat coming from Europe to the United States in 1949. They were all Holocaust survivors and they remained friends for the rest of their lives. Marisha was a frequent babysitter for me when I was young (I am now 73). Our families spent many Shabbat dinners, holidays and weekends together. Marisha was always a lively, very kind, and friendly person, more like an aunt to me than simply a friend. My wife, Sheri, enjoyed her company at some of the Holocaust Community Services programs that Marisha attended. We shared special occasions thru the years even after my parents had passed away.
We will miss her.
Chuck and Sheri Fox

~Charles and Sheri Fox
~family friend, Wilmette, Illinois

September 9th, 2020

Clara and Papa Sam at one of their favorite hangouts, Walker Brothers. Bobbie & Darrel Kallembach

Clara was my father's treasured companion for more than twenty years. She became a beloved part of our family. We enjoyed traveling together for many years. Clara was so very special. We loved her dearly and we'll miss her very much. May her memory be a comfort and a blessing and may she rest in peace.

~Bobbie & Darrel Kallembach
~Family Friends, Springfield, MO


Yahrzeit Dates For Clara Scheiniak

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
20th of Elul 57818/28/2021
20th of Elul 57829/16/2022
20th of Elul 57839/6/2023
20th of Elul 57849/23/2024
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