In Memorial

Merle Ila Swislow

Date of Death: November 30th, 2020
14 in Kislev 5781


Photo By  : Merle I. Swislow, nee Kleinberg, 74, beloved wife of 54 years to Ronald; loving mother to Julie (David) Harris and Brian Swislow; proud grandmother to Morgan and Wesley; adored daughter of the late Milton and Dorothy; dear sister to Lynn (Alan) Fishman; caring aunt to many and friend to so many more. Merle's love for children drove her to a career in pediatrics as a lab tech/nurse along with 15 years volunteering at One Step At A Time camp for kids with terminal illness. Merle's smile lit up every room she entered, her bright personality was infectious to everyone she encountered and will be deeply missed. Service and shiva private. Interment Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Merle's name may be made to Camp One Step, Children's Oncology Services Inc. 213 W Institute Place, Suite 410. Chicago, IL 60610 ( To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service: (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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December 6th, 2020

Dear Ron, Julie, Brian and family,

We were so sorry to hear of Merle’s passing. We have many happy memories of Merle and our families together in our Highland Grove days. May her always smiling face and her memory be a blessing to all of you at this very difficult time.

Barbara & Don Weiss

~Barbara & Don Weiss
~Friends, Highland Park, Il

December 3rd, 2020

Dear Ron and family,
So sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing. The good memories are cherished.
Marlene Dobrin

~Marlene Dobrin
~Friend, Northbrook

December 3rd, 2020

To the Swislow Family
Our heartfelt condolences to you all.
Please find a touch of comfort in knowing that your hurt is shared by others.

Ron & Sandy

~Ron & Sandy Berger
~friend, Northbrook,Il

December 3rd, 2020


~michael freeman
~friend, morton grove

December 2nd, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss
I have great memories of our childhood
She was very sweet and a wonderful person

~Arlene goldberg
~Cousin, Highland park il

December 2nd, 2020

To Ron and the Family,

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to the family. May Merle’s memory be for a blessing.

Betti and Neal and Family

~Betti and Neal Goldberg
~Cousin, Olympia Fields, Illinois

December 2nd, 2020


We are sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing.

~Steven and Barbara Blonz
~Cousin, Morton Grove

December 2nd, 2020

Photo for obit David Harris

A recent photo

~David Harris
~Son-in-law, Buffalo Grove, IL

December 2nd, 2020

Dear Ron
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Meryl. We have so many great memories of both of you. Our prayers are with you.
Tara and Ken Gurber

~Tara/Ken Gurber
~Friend, Chicago.IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Merle Ila Swislow

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
14th of Kislev 578211/18/2021
14th of Kislev 578312/8/2022
14th of Kislev 578411/27/2023
14th of Kislev 578512/15/2024
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