In Memorial

Michael Jay Barron

Date of Death: February 1st, 2021
19 Shevat 5781


Michael Jay Barron, age 63, husband of Linda Barron (nee Berman), married for 31 years; loving father of Lainie Joy Barron (Jon Murphy) and Jamie Lee Barron; dear brother of Elissa Barron Hedeen (David Hedeen); favorite uncle of Laura and Michelle. Michael was an avid Chicago sports fan and loved his hometown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or Parkinson's Foundation, Services are private. To leave a condolence and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Thursday, February 11th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral that took place on Feb 11, 2021 by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

The Continental Restaurant
788 S. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Following the service, 3:00 PM

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
954 W. Washington Boulevard, Suite 305
Chicago, IL, 60607
Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33131

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Guest Book & Memories

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February 12th, 2021

I am still trying to process the loss of Michael, a wonderful soul, taken way too early.

As I watched his funeral, so many thoughts ran through my mind. If we were in “normal” times, there would have been a line out the door and around the corner.

In describing Michael’s love for his hometown/neighborhood, the Rabbi said something to the effect of, “You can move out of Chicago, but Chicago could not move out of Michael.”

He went on to say how those early friendships meant so much to him.

Our neighborhood fostered friendships that will last a lifetime. Even if a classmate wasn’t one of your closest friends, the fact that we grew up in the “hood” and went to Mather High School together, there will always be an unspoken special bond.

Danny Levin, one of Michael’s closest friends, recently reposted this message: “You never forget the neighborhood kids you grew up with.”

How true.

I will miss our conversations that were filled with his quick wit, extensive vocabulary, passion for what he believed in, his love for family and friends, and I am already missing the Facebook messages that popped up on my computer from him at 3 am telling me to “go to sleep!”

To Michael’s family ~ I am hoping that knowing he mattered to so many offers comfort.

Michael will remain forever in my heart. May his memory be for a blessing.

~Audrey (Lieb) Goldman
~Friend, Deerfield

February 7th, 2021

I can’t believe you’re gone so suddenly. I will miss you, especially on Saturday's & Sunday’s during WXRT Saturday morning flashback & Breakfast with the Beatles. You always made me smile. RIP dear friend. ❤️

~Ellen Rothfeld
~Friend, Buffalo Grove

February 5th, 2021

My deepest condolences to Lissy, Lainey and Jamie. Michael was a great guy who will be missed by all who knew him. He left way too early! I am so sorry for your loss! Al Libfeld

~Al Libfeld
~Cousin, Toronto, On


Yahrzeit Dates For Michael Jay Barron

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
19th of Shevat 57821/21/2022
19th of Shevat 57832/10/2023
19th of Shevat 57841/29/2024
19th of Shevat 57852/17/2025
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