In Memorial

Irving Jack Adatto

Date of Death: April 17th, 2021
5 Iyar 5781


I.J. "Jack" Adatto, MD, 90,beloved husband and best friend of Tobey, nee Heackley, for 69 wonderful years; loving father of Steven Adatto (Penny Simmons and the late Corinne Bronson-Adatto), Nancy (Roger) Weiss, the late Jeffrey Adatto and loving father-in-law of Lisa Adatto, cherished Papoo of Marielle Adatto, Colette Adatto, Zachary Weiss, Justin Weiss, Daniel (Mari) Adatto, and Suzanne Adatto; adored Great Papoo of Iris Adatto; devoted son of the late Sophie and Leon Adatto; dear brother of the late Lorraine Weis; treasured uncle, cousin and friend of many. Jack was a lifelong scholar and student of medicine, science and the arts. He was devoted to his family and community, a mentor and a teacher to many. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ALS Association ( or Amyloidosis Foundation ( Private funeral service has been held. To view the recording of the service, please view at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home at

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, April 20th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited as a guest to the Viewneral® Funeral Service for I.J. “ Jack” Adatto, MD.

A private graveside service was held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Shalom Memorial Pak.

Please click the following link to view the recording:

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private Shiva

Notes of condolence may be sent to:
The Adatto Family
c/o Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

ALS Association
Greater Chicago Chapter

Amyloidosis Foundation

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Guest Book & Memories

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April 30th, 2021

About sixty years ago, my family and the Adattos met as young families, neighbors, and friends. Jack became my my father's doctor, as well as my brother's and grandfather's - one of the finest physicians there ever was. And a wonderful man.
The service was beautiful - I viewed it a couple times - so great to see all the love of such a good family. Jack Adatto was so engaged with the world, had such varied interests; deep knowledge - and a great laugh. Glad to be among those lucky to have known him.

Amy Cohen Prost
family friend

~Amy C. Prost
~family friend, Evanston

April 22nd, 2021

My parents James and Jennie Elias were very close friends of Sophie and Leon Adatto—Jack’s parents. Our families went on trips together to Michigan city and south haven. I remember when I was about 10 years old we went on a hike together and I stepped on a board with a nail sticking out of it. Jack, who was about 16 years of age picked me up and carried me back to our cabin. He had the instincts of a doctor then! So sad to hear of his passing. May his memory be a blessing to your family.

~Victor & Sharon Elias
~Sephardic”cousin “, Riverwoods Illinois

April 22nd, 2021

I worked for Jack for many years. He was a force to deal with but he was always fair and honest. There were many times I would bring to him ideas on how to save money or reduce expenses and he never wavered when it involved a reduction in employee benefits or well being. Don’t get me wrong, he enjoyed a good savings, but he was always always fair to his employees. Looked after them even when no one was looking, invested for them and was always concerned about their well being. He was a good man. He had a witty and funny sense of humor and he never passed up an opportunity to educate when he was asked questions.... whether it was the Gaza Strip, WWII, the plight of Native Americans or the joy of travel. He was a maddening boss at times but he was always honest and fair. The close confines of one of the few standing private practices, allowed me to be able to work closely with Jack, allowed me time to learn from his actions and gain respect for him because of his integrity. He most definitely belonged to that elite group of people who will be remembered and measured by their word. He always kept his. He was a wonderfully skilled physician, smart, caring, through and I was always proud to tell people that he was a friend that I happened to work for. He will be missed.

~Simone Azure
~Friend, Chicago

April 20th, 2021

When I joined the staff at LGH in 1974 I quickly learned that Jack was among the most respected physicians on the staff. As I got to know him he became one of my idols in medicine, someone I hoped I could emulate. When my first partners retired, Jack asked me to join Maine-Ridge as one of his partners. I consider that to be one of the greatest honors I've ever had. After Jack retired I saw a number of his former patients. Most of them made a point of telling me that I had a magnificent act to follow. I tried my best to always think about how Jack would handle whatever problems I was given. I loved his spirit, his sense of humor, and his great devotion to his practice. His devotion to you and all of his family was very obvious at today's ceremony.
Sincerely, Bill Blustein

~Bill Blustein
~partner, Northbrook, Il

April 20th, 2021

I met the Adatto family when I was a little girl and our family’s became friends for life. Dr.Jack always had an HONEST & CARING answer for any problem you approached him with. What sticks in my head is his giant smile and beautiful laughter. I am forever thankful for the friend he and Tobey had AWAYS been to my mother. He left behind such a beautiful family, who could ask for a better legacy then that!

~Cippy Levi Cundieff
~Family Friend, Mesa Arizona

April 20th, 2021

I knew Jack for a very long time. He was such a nice man and a true gentleman.
My sincere condolences to Toby and rest of the family.

I am Phil Zagon's sister, Renee Myerson

~Renee Myerson
~Friend, Gurnee, IL

April 20th, 2021

Taken this January 2021 at one of our favorite  restaurants buca dieppi a great Italian restaurant for my birthday. Andrea Berman

As a Little girl it was s pleasure to see jack and Toby his wife along with his children. He will be sadly missed but the memories if knowing him is a real blessing

~Andrea Berman
~Family friend, Sun city arizona

April 19th, 2021

My warmest condolences to all of your family.

~Chadd Berkun
~Friend of Steve, HIGHLAND PARK


Yahrzeit Dates For Irving Jack Adatto

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
5th of Iyyar 57825/6/2022
5th of Iyyar 57834/26/2023
5th of Iyyar 57845/13/2024
5th of Iyyar 57855/3/2025
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