In Memorial

Shirlie B. Kalnitz

Date of Death: November 2nd, 2020
15 in Cheshvan 5781


Shirlie B. Kalnitz, nee Stein, 98 years old, beloved wife of the late Robert B Kalnitz. Loving mother of Joanne (Marshall Sorkin) Kalnitz and Leah (William) Yarrow. Adored grandmother of Ben (Allison) Yarrow, Aliza (Audrey) Yarrow, Nathan (Jennifer) Yarrow, and Jeremy (Elise Roy) Sorkin. Cherished great-grandmother of Ruby, Jonas, Oscar, Sadie, and Dean. Dear sister of the late Myra (the late Maurice) Bolotin. Shirlie was smart, independent, and determined, and she loved her family very much. Private graveside services Wednesday, 2:00 pm, at Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. For a link to view the service, click on the Service Information tab. For information or to leave condolences, contact Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or visit

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, November 4th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be A Blessing.

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November 9th, 2020

Dear Leah,

So very sorry to hear from Kathy about the passing of your mom. Please accept my deepest condolences. May her memory be a blessing.

Debby Vinakos

~Deborah Vinakos
~friend, Chicago, Il

November 7th, 2020

Dear Leah, Bill and Family,
I was saddened to hear of Shirlie's passing. While I did not know her, I know how wonderful YOU are and how important she was to you. To have such a beloved mother/mother-in-law/grandmother is a special thing. Her life in our world was of great value; she will be greeted with open arms in the next.


~Phyllis Victorson
~friend to Yarrow family, Highland Park, IL

November 4th, 2020

I met Shirlie in my Yiddish class at the North Shore Senior Center. She was a lovely woman who always displayed kindness and dignity. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss of this beautiful woman.

~Sandy Elbaum
~Friend, Skokie, IL

November 4th, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of our beloved Aunt Shirlie. We all can take comfort in knowing that she lived a long and happy life. She lived long enough to see not only her beautiful grandchildren but her many great-grandchildren as well.

I will always remember the times we came together with sumptuous meals. When Uncle Bob died, the funeral home website told us not to expect food. My boys insisted on stopping for lunch. I told them that this was OUR family! Of course, they had much more to eat when they arrived at the Kalnitz home!

Love to you all. I wish I could be with you.

~Suzanne Bolotin
~niece-in-law, Evanston, Illinois


Yahrzeit Dates For Shirlie B. Kalnitz

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
15th of Heshvan 578210/21/2021
15th of Heshvan 578311/9/2022
15th of Heshvan 578410/30/2023
15th of Heshvan 578511/16/2024
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