In Memorial

Leslie Peck

Date of Death: July 15th, 2021
6 Av 5781


Photo By  : Leslie S. Peck, nee Seider, 61 of Long Grove, IL on July 15, 2021. Beloved wife of Steven for over 37 wonderful years. Loving mother of Michelle Peck and Jason Kamuda, Melissa and Calvin Cohen, and Marlee and Zach Kovar. Cherished grandmother (Gigi) of James and Libby. Dear sister, cousin, and aunt. Wonderful friend to many who became family.

Leslie has worn many hats throughout her life. After graduating from Wharton, Leslie went from working on Wall Street to co-founding a real estate development company. Moving to Illinois, Leslie went from being a stay at home mom to assisting in regulatory accounting. All throughout, she loved planning events with the sisterhood at Congregation Beth Judea and leading the design for all her children's life events. At the end of the day, Leslie's favorite hat to wear was always being a mother and grandmother. She lived for her family and as she always said, they will be her greatest legacy. Leslie will be remembered for her creativity, strength, compassion, and wittiness and will live on in her children and grandchildren. Leslie fought tremendously during her year-long battle with cancer and the Peck family thanks all of her doctors, nurses, caregivers, and hospice professionals for the kindness and care they provided her. The Peck family cannot thank enough their loving community who has helped them through such a challenging year. Leslie will forever be in our hearts and memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation ( or the American Cancer Society ( be greatly appreciated. Chapel Service, Monday, July 19, 2021 at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. The family kindly asks that everyone who attends, both the service and shiva, be fully vaccinated and masked. Memorial observance will be at the Peck residence on Monday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm and will continue Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30pm. For information including a link to view the service, shiva information, and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home at or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Monday, July 19th at 1:30 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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July 30th, 2021

During this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences. Nothing is more painful in life as being separated from one we love. I wish you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead with many loving memories.

~Shelly Wernikoff
~friend, Skokie, IL

July 27th, 2021

Steve and family
I was very sorry to hear about your loss today... Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May Leslie's memory be a blessing!
Steve Wernikoff

~Steve Wernikoff
~, Long Grove

July 21st, 2021

Steve (and family),
For years you and Leslie were the "go-to" couple at the top of the evening Minyan Call List. Leslie would answer, "How many do you need?" and she would be with you if more than one was needed. As Rabbi Zimbalist mentioned Monday, Leslie's thoughts and concerns were for others in need. May her memory be for a blessing, and may you all be comforted together with the other mourners in Zion and Jerusalem.

~Floyd Babbitt
~Fellow Beth Judea Congregant, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

July 19th, 2021

We were blessed to get to meet Leslie at the beautiful wedding of Calvin and Melissa. Her energy, her spark, and her warmth were such a gift to her family and her friends. We know she will be missed and know that her spark and love of life live on through her husband, her daughters, and her grandchildren. May her memory be a blessing. With love, Kevin and Clare Cohen and the Cohen family

~Kevin and Clare Cohen
~In-Law, Los Angeles, CA

July 19th, 2021

As a friend of Melissa, I had the pleasure of meeting Leslie several times. She was always so bubbly and friendly and easy to talk to. I also and got to witness the beautiful, close relationship she had with Melissa. She raised an incredible daughter and friend, who I know will be the best mother herself because of the amazing example set by Leslie.

~Jenny Brown
~Friend, New York, NY

July 19th, 2021

Steven, All Linda and I can offer during this difficult time is our condolences and a sincere wish for Peace to surround you and your family.
Linda and Bruce Portnoy

~Bruce and Linda Portnoy
~Fellow Israel lover and protector, Indian CREEK, Illinois 60061

July 17th, 2021

Leslie was a good friend. Loved playing mah jonng with her and our friends. I will miss her smile and sense of humor. Her legacy lives on in their beautiful daughters and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love - The Litwins

~Doris Litwin
~Friend, VENICE, FL

July 16th, 2021

I’m so sad to hear of Leslie’s passing. I knew her and her sister Julie as beautiful young girls who became beautiful young women. I remember Leslie’s sweetness, gentleness and warmth. My heart goes out to her family (hard to believe that young girl was a grandmother! But it’s been so many years since I’ve seen her.) My condolences go out especially to her sister Julie, whose big, beautiful heart must be broken. I send my love and best wishes to her and the rest of the family.

~Kenn Rabin
~Cousin, San Anselmo, CA

July 16th, 2021

From the family of Leslie Peck Barry Silver

From the family of Leslie Peck

~Barry Silver
~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Leslie Peck

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
6th of Av 57828/3/2022
6th of Av 57837/24/2023
6th of Av 57848/10/2024
6th of Av 57857/31/2025
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