In Memorial

Norma Rittenberg

Date of Death: July 2nd, 2020
10 in Tammuz 5780


Norma Rittenberg (née Braude), age 100, beloved wife of the late Max Rittenberg; loving and loved mother of Dale Barnes and Lynn (Neil) Kauffman; Cherished Grandma of Lisa (Michael) Ondracek, Jamie (Matthew) Bakal and Carly Kauffman; Adored "GiGi" of Lauren and Jenna Mukavitz, Olivia and Juliet Bakal; Treasured Aunt, Cousin and Friend; The family extends extreme gratitude to Barb Popiel-Gawin for her care, dedication and friendship. To honor Norma: in lieu of flowers, Please Just Vote. Services are on-line. To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847)255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Monday, July 6th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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July 6th, 2020

My deepest condolences to Norma's family. Norma and Max were our next door neighbors
in Glencoe. Our friendship continued after we moved to Northfield, a friendship lasting almost 50 years. Norma was an amazing lady who was kind, loving, gracious and the true meaning of class.
She was loved by everyone who knew her. I was blessed to have had her as a friend. She will be dearly missed. May she Rest in Peace.

Cissy Brottman

~Cissy Brottman

July 6th, 2020

Thanks to my son's participation in Ancestry and Lynn's reading our family tree, she noticed that Braudes were in my heritage and that meant Norma was a relation! Lynn and I wrote messages and finally I reconnected with Norma on the phone. We had much to discuss and
I was thrilled to talk to such a warm,caring and intelligent cousin. In April 2018 I came to Chicago to visit my family there and met Norma at an event Lynn arranged. It was thrilling and I treasure photos of that time. From that time till a month ago we had phone visits
at least once a month. My children and older grandchildren know about Norma and feel
her inspiration. Thanks Lynn for your research and may the memory of Norma be a blessing for all of us.

~Carolyn Feigenbaum
~cousin, Chevy Chase, MD

July 6th, 2020

To Lynn and Dale,
My son Scott called me yesterday to tell me about Norma. She was very fond of him.Norma and I had a very interesting dynamic.She was the oldest of the cousins and I was the youngest.That being said, we had a very special relationship.She was always asking me about Fred and my children by names,she knew them all.
What a wonderful woman she was. Last summer my middle daughter Stacy who didn’t work at Braude’s came with me and my son-in-law to discuss our family tree with Norma,he had been researching the family.It was a great afternoon and she loved it. I know how close she was to the two of you.
Fred and I will watch the service today.She will be missed.

~Marilyn Glazer
~Cousin, Highland Park Illinois

July 5th, 2020

I met "Aunt" Norma and Uncle Mac when I was nine years old-67 years ago-so many wonderful memories- what I remember most- Aunt Norma was a pioneer of her age- a graduate of Northwestern-she was an inspiration: instilling in me that education was important-I worked hard, studied hard because I wanted to be just like her

~Susan Fox-Larkin
~honorary niece, Chicago, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Norma Rittenberg

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
10th of Tammuz 57816/20/2021
10th of Tammuz 57827/9/2022
10th of Tammuz 57836/29/2023
10th of Tammuz 57847/16/2024
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