In Memorial

Elli J Glist

Date of Death: February 12th, 2021
30 Shevat 5781


Elli J. Glist née Sperling, age 94, beloved wife of the late Norman Glist, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2021. Elli was preceded in death by her parents Adolf and Blanche Sperling; she was a cherished sister to Litzi (Harold) Marsh, loving mother of Sherri (Frank) Mariani and Catherine Glist (Murray); devoted Nana of Francis V Mariani, Alexandra (John) Johnson, Michael (Kathryn) Mastrangelo Jr, James (Brittany) Mastrangelo, and Jake Mastrangelo; doting Nana of Joseph Johnson and Anthony Johnson, caring Gigi of Clark Mastrangelo, Mackenzie Mastrangelo, Abigail Mastrangelo, Benjamin Mastrangelo, Francesca Mastrangelo, and Jack Mastrangelo, and fond Aunt to many nieces and pephews. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to One for One Chicago ( and/or the Illinois Holocaust Museum ( Born in Vienna, Austria in 1926; Elli, Litzi, and their parents came to the US in 1940. After attending Highland Park High School, she went to the University of Illinois where she met her true love, Norman Glist. After marriage they lived a wonderful life in Deerfield, IL where they raised their daughters, Sherri and Catherine. Elli and Norm enjoyed traveling the world, where she loved to photograph the people and places they visited. Elli continued to hone her photography skills by participating competitively in several camera clubs. She was legendary for her pies and her years of community involvement and service. However, what brought her true joy was her family.

Service Information

Service : Monday, February 15th at 12:00 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the Funeral Service of Elli Glist noted below.

When: Feb 15, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Viewneral Service Name: Elli Glist Funeral Service

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Due to the pandemic. Shiva will be private.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
One for One Chicago

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Guest Book & Memories

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February 14th, 2021

Special memories of Elli and her cheerfulness. Always fun to play tennis with and share stories at birthday luncheons and visiting after tennis. I remember her laughter and her special talent, photography. I remember going to Ryerson to see one of the exhibitions of her nature photography. Years after we stopped playing, I ran into one of her daughters, who asked me for the phone number of Joanie Halper. When I got home, I checked my old tennis schedules and sent it to her. Hopefully they had a chance to reconnect. Were in person Shiva calls a possibility, I would definitely visit and offer hugs. I would be happy to make a donation in Elli's name but unfortunately, I do not have an address where to send the acknowledgment. Phyllis Adams

~Phyllis Adams
~former tennis friend, Deerfield, IL

February 14th, 2021

Elli J. Glist Sherri Mariani

Elli J. Glist

~Sherri Mariani
~daughter, lake forest, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Elli J Glist

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
30th of Shevat 57822/1/2022
30th of Shevat 57832/21/2023
30th of Shevat 57842/9/2024
30th of Shevat 57852/28/2025
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