Date of Death: July 2nd, 2020
10 in Tammuz 5780
ObituaryNorma 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 www.shalom2.com
Service InformationService : Monday, July 6th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Guest Book & Memories
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.
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.
~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.
~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
~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.
|10th of Tammuz 5781||6/20/2021|
|10th of Tammuz 5782||7/9/2022|
|10th of Tammuz 5783||6/29/2023|
|10th of Tammuz 5784||7/16/2024|