In Memorial

Fredric H. Mandel

Date of Death: October 2nd, 2020
14 in Tishri 5781


Fredric H. Mandel, age 86, adored son of the late Marguerite and A. Mortimer Mandel; beloved husband of Karyl Mandel (née Karzen), happily married for 64 years; loving father of David (Nina), Douglas and Jennifer Mandel; cherished grandfather of Aaron (Samantha), Jessica and Noah Mandel; preceded in death by his dear brother Howard Mandel; treasured uncle of Debi Dorne, Robin Goldberg, Cindy (Ron) Thompson, Karyn Luff, Jerry (Claudia) and Jan Karzen, Kathy (Bud) VanDeWege, John (Kimberly), Matthew, Tony and Josh Karzen; fond uncle of many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Fred was a jeweler and original co-owner of Cy Fredrics. He moved on to own jewelry stores on Michigan Avenue and Rush Street. In later years, he worked with I. Karzen Trucking Co. and then transitioned to the office coffee business. He retired in 1996. Fred was famous for his friendliness, smiles and good nature. He always introduced himself - and asked a person's name - whether they were a cab driver, grocery clerk, restaurant waiter or busboy. Grocery clerks had been known to give him a hug when he was shopping. The wait staff at Norton's never failed to give him a big hug and a handshake. He stayed in touch with his buddies from grammar school and high school on a daily basis. He was everyone's favorite email provider. They loved his jokes and his humor. He was one of the original and few remaining good guys. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sjogren's Foundation, 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 : Monday, October 5th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral for Fredric H. Mandel that took place on Monday, Oct 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Notes of condolences may be sent to
Karyl Mandel
1225 Hohfelder
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Sjogren's Foundation
10701 Parkridge Boulevard
Suite 170
Reston, Virginia 20191

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October 5th, 2020

Fred was indeed a gem of a man. I remember how loving and handsome he was in the very special anniversary video. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

~Marlene Cohen
~Friend, Wheeling IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Fredric H. Mandel

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 Tishri 57829/20/2021
14th of Tishri 578310/9/2022
14th of Tishri 57849/29/2023
14th of Tishri 578510/16/2024
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