In Memorial

Jess Forrest

Date of Death: September 26th, 2020
9 in Tishri 5781


Jess Forrest, 79, loving father of Brett (Sara) Forrest and Davida (Brian) Berk; cherished Grandpa and Papa of Marley, Andrew, Matthew, Amanda, Tyler and Charlie; dearest friend of Suraleah Michaels. Private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BRCA Initiative of the V Foundation For Cancer Research, For information including a link to view the service or to leave condolences, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, September 30th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing

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When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private shiva
Notes of condolence
may be sent to
Davida Berk
3841 Maple Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

BRCA Initiative of The
V Foundation For Cancer Research

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Guest Book & Memories

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October 9th, 2020

My condolences to Jess’s family and to my dear friend April Ware, Jess’s significant other and partner for the past six years. Jess was very devoted to April and she to him, their love for each other was so beautiful to be a part of. My heart goes out to April for her loss. We will miss all of our dinners and laughs we had together,Jess will be missed by all.

The Ullmann family,
Chris, Stella ,Maria, Sophia and Yanni

~Stella Ullmann
~Friends, Deerfield,Il

September 29th, 2020

I was a new friend. I met him six years ago and was struck by how curious and enthusiastic he was about so many things. We went to the opera and to Trivia nights. He adored his family and was so proud of them. His death is a great loss and I will miss him.

~Ellen Ross
~Friend, Illinois

September 29th, 2020

On a trip we took with Lynn and Jess, every time there was someone who needed to be tipped, both Burt and Jess tipped them. We didn’t realize we were double tipping till several days later.

~Sheila and Burt Handler
~Friends, Highland Park, IL

September 28th, 2020

My friendship with Jess goes back many years as I would have the pleasure of schmoozing with a man who may accurately described as an Uber Mensch. With a terrific sense of the ironies of life and a quick wit a conversation with him was a mitzvah. May his memory be a blessing. Alevah shalom✡️

~Jerry Salzberg
~Friend and colleague, Chicago, Illinois

September 28th, 2020

Jess and I became good friends being in the baseball class at OLLI and we lived in the same neighborhood. Over these years, we have socialized at lunch and just visiting outside of class activities. Whenever we needed books for our classes, Jess always ordered for me which was so nice of him. Our favorite lunch place was Uncle Julio's where we enjoyed Taco Tuesday together. I miss him greatly.

~Ferle Terry
~close friend; classmate at OLLI in our baseball class for many y ears, Chicago

September 28th, 2020

Jess was a classmate in OLLI. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for baseball and music. There was so much vitality there, and I will miss him a lot

~Sandy williams
~Friend, Chicago, IL

September 27th, 2020

My condolences to Jess’ family on behalf of his Northwestern baseball class which met on Wednesday mornings. Hess was a steadfast participant and our lone Yankee fan. We will miss him
Mark and his many friends

~Mark Rosenberg
~, Northbrook


Yahrzeit Dates For Jess Forrest

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
9th of Tishri 57829/15/2021
9th of Tishri 578310/4/2022
9th of Tishri 57849/24/2023
9th of Tishri 578510/11/2024
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