Date of Death: September 5th, 2020
16 in Elul 5780
ObituaryRoger Shiffman, 67, of Highland Park, IL. Beloved husband of 46 years and best friend of Carol nee Serota. Devoted loving father of Amanda (Charles) Carol and Justin (Kendra) Shiffman. Cherished "Papa" of Emmaline, Genevieve, Lex, and Colette. His family was his world. Dear son of the late Bud and the late Florence Shiffman. Cherished brother to Geri (Michael) Erens, the late Brian (Randi) Shiffman and brother-in-law of Marla Frankel and Paul (Lori) Serota. Loving uncle. Friend to all. Roger was a leader in the toy and licensing industries. His mission in life was to make others happy; he led by example. Private Services have been held. The family would appreciate donations to The International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital, BWHGiving.org. For donation information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com.
Service InformationService : Monday, September 7th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Private Services and Shiva have been held
The International Mesothelioma Program
at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
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Guest Book & Memories
September 10th, 2020
Roger was a classmate of mine at Sullivan High School Class of 1971.
Although we weren’t close I remember him fondly. I am so sorry for your loss.
~Classmate, Grand Terrace, CA
September 9th, 2020
I'm deeply saddened to hear of Roger's passing, as all my memories of him are of a larger-than-life, life-loving, generous-hearted man. Though it's been 15+ years since I've seen him, I still tell the story of our family being hosted by his family on their celebratory Thanksgiving trip to Disney World after Roger's brain tumor was diagnosed as benign. The whole trip was over-the-top first class, with behind-the-scenes tours and seating. But the best part was the T-shirts that Roger had made for all of us, with the Grateful Dead logo on them, reworded to say "Grateful to NOT be dead" ! Roger had such enthusiasm for making sure that everyone he cared about was enjoying life to the fullest, his treat!
My heart is with you, Carol, Amanda and Justin, as he was a big presence and his passing will live a big hole. May your hearts and minds keep him with you always.
Many blessings on your whole family to find peace as you move through your grieving and know that you are supported by the hearts of many, near and far. Do be gentle with yourselves.
I feel fortunate to have known Roger and all of you,
~Sue Mackey (Bensman)
~friend, Lafayette, CO
September 9th, 2020
Reading The NY Times this AM I am saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. I always remember Roger’s bigger than life presence with his ever-present smile. His gentle ways were always appreciated and he made everyone around him feel important. Although Roger and his beautiful family had long been away from Polo, you all left an indelible, and welcome, impression on my life. May you all find comfort in cherished memories-
~Golf Pro Polo Club BOCA Raton, BOCA Raton, FL
Yahrzeit Dates For Roger Shiffman
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.
|16th of Elul 5781||8/24/2021|
|16th of Elul 5782||9/12/2022|
|16th of Elul 5783||9/2/2023|
|16th of Elul 5784||9/19/2024|