In Memorial

Ira H. Berger

Date of Death: July 16th, 2020
24 in Tammuz 5780


Ira H. Berger, 77, adored and adoring husband and best friend of Barbara; beloved father of Heidi Rodino and Gayle Glazer; dearly loved father-of-choice of Susan (Jason) Millner and Andrew Carter; fun and loving Poppy of Ryan Rodino, Sarah (Jared) Forde, Jacob and Andrew Rodino, Sammy and Dylan Glazer, Amelia, AJ, Sadie and Elliott Millner; brother of Francine Jacobs; brother-in-law and friend of Paul (Christine) Stewart, and Alan (Debbie) Greenfield. Ira's sense of humor, steadfast loyalty, and powerful love gained him a legion of friends and golf partners throughout his life. His 1000-watt smile lit our world and it will never be the same without him. Contributions in Ira's memory may be made to Lurie Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice. Services are private but can be livestreamed. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, July 20th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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February 9th, 2021

I knew Ira when I lived in the Chicago area and had the privilege of working for him at his title company. He treated his employees fairly and with dignity. Condolences to his family.

~Former employee, OREGON, Illinois

July 24th, 2020

I think I speak for the entire class of 1961 at Niles Township High School to say what a wonderful man Ira was. His participation in sports, student service organization and later helping us on the reunion committees. I know he would have wanted to join us on our 60th reunion next year but he will be there in spirit and we will remember him always.

~Keith R Anderson
~High School Classmate, PALM DESERT

July 22nd, 2020

Barbara and family,

Sending my love and wrapping my arms around you. Never will I forget my first friends in Chicago. Both of you became my mentor and invited me into your family. Ira loved you and had a twinkle in his eye whenever he looked at you, he had the best sense of humor, and always knew how to have fun. I am so sad, May his memory forever be a blessing.


~Noreen Brand
~, Wheeling Illinois

July 21st, 2020

Dear Barbara,
Just read about Ira and wanted to send hugs.
Judy and Bob Smoller

~Judy and Bob Smoller
~, Chicago

July 21st, 2020

Happy Times - Ira Berger Helen Hoffenberg

Happy Times - Ira Berger

~Helen Hoffenberg

July 20th, 2020

Our love and prayers are with your whole family today. Ira was a wonderful man, and I know how happy our cousin Barbara was with him. God bless us all.

Les & Yvonne Sherman

~Les Sherman
~Cousin-in-law, San Diego

July 20th, 2020

Sending heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Ira had a great smile! His memory will remain a blessing!

~Marty Perlow
~cousin, Morton Grove, IL

July 20th, 2020

We loved spending time with you. Remember St. Armands and shopping at Tommy Bahama’s? Wonderful memories. We love you!

~Helen and Earl
~Friend, Sarasota, FL

July 20th, 2020


Our deepest condolences to you and your family on Ira's passing. His memory will remain for a blessing.

~Judy and Barry Siegal
~Friend, Chicago, IL

July 20th, 2020

My condolences to the entire family. Ryan always told me about what a great “Poppy” Ira was! He sure sounded like a great man! Thoughts and prayers to you all and may he Rest In Peace.

~Taylor DePaola
~, Park Ridge, IL

July 20th, 2020

God bless u uncle Ira

~Alan B. Nechtman
~Nephew, Saltville

July 19th, 2020

Whenever I saw Ira, he had a giant smile on his face. He was always so friendly and caring, and interested in what YOU had to say. A true mensch!! And his family meant so much to him.
And Barbara-you were an incredible wife!! Always there for him in all ways. I am so sorry that this has been such a difficult time. Beth has kept me up to date -and my heart and sympathy goes out to you and your family who lived him so much!
I have known you for years. You are strong and have a loving family that I know will help you during this time. You are in my thoughts😘

~Izzy Mann
~Friend, Highland Park

July 19th, 2020

Our condolences to Barbara and the family. May Ira’s memory be for a blessing.

~Barbara and Alan Levin
~Friend, Highland Park

July 18th, 2020

Farewell to my gentle friend and neighbor. What a pleasure it was to see Ira and Barbara almost everyday. Peace to you Barbara during this unimaginable time. I’m so sorry.
Robin Wilkie

~Robin Wilkie
~Friend, Highland Park, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Ira H. Berger

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
24th of Tammuz 57817/4/2021
24th of Tammuz 57827/23/2022
24th of Tammuz 57837/13/2023
24th of Tammuz 57847/30/2024
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