In Memorial

Justin Samuel Coe

Date of Death: July 10th, 2021
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Photo By  : Justin Samuel Coe, 30; loved, cherished and adored son of Mark and Shari; amazing and beloved brother of Breana (fiancé Jay Poppino); dear friend of Zulie; wonderful and treasured grandson of Lorraine and Seymour Skolnick and the late Judi and the late Robert Coe; proud nephew of the late David Skolnick, and of Chad (Jill) Coe and Jamie Coe; much loved cousin of Geoffrey, Jordan and Zachary; and incredible friend of his Keshet family. Justin was a shining light who touched the hearts of everyone he met, teaching us how to love without words, without limits, without reasons. Justin's life was a pure blessing in this world. Donations may be directed to Keshet with reference to the Coe Keshet Endowment. Graveside service Tuesday, 2:00 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. For information, to leave condolences and a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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July 21st, 2021

 Febe gellangarin

Hello Jus, I miss you everyday! Love and kisses 😘😘

~Febe gellangarin
~Dear friend, Des plaines

July 19th, 2021

Dear Shari and Mark and Breana,

I was so sad to hear of Justin's passing. Ive been reflecting on Justin's early days at Keshet when I was his teacher. He was so kind to students and teachers and therapists alike. Justin enjoyed learning, He was a chatterbox in his own way. One of my favorite aspects of working with him was his genuine enthusiasm for creative activities such as the Tommy Turkey book he made in class and then enjoyed so much as a bedtime ritual at home. Im so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Justin with love.

Betty Hurder

~Betty Hurder
~teacher and friend, Chicago, IL

July 18th, 2021

Shari, Mark and Breana,
Our entire family sends deepest condolences on the loss of Justin. We have shared our delighted memories of the little fish he was at Ravinia Green! We have never seen a happier child in our lives!!! And watching all of you revel in his radiant, shining light was a privilege to witness. His glee, and yours in him, will be what we think of when we remember your amazing son and brother.

~Amy Bazelon
~Friend, Highland Park, IL

July 16th, 2021

Mark & Shari, With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

~Alex Jarett Family
~Friend, Glenview, IL

July 15th, 2021

On our way to Disneyland May 2018 with Lamarina :) Vashti

Justin was one of the first people I met and had the privilege to work with when I started at Gadol in 2013. I was very lucky to get to know him in his many spaces including: his work life, home life, and even vacation life. Justin taught me patience, love and how to live in the moment. I am forever grateful to Justin allowing me into his world. He is and will always be in my heart, and undoubtedly one of my favorite persons ever. Love you Justin Coe.

~Friend, Skokie, IL

July 14th, 2021

My first year working at JCC Apachi I got to meet Justin, as well as the pleasure of meeting Shari and Mark. Justin had the smile that everyone would love and taught me why u went into special education. After that year, I became a unit head and was honored to have him part of my units. Shari and Mark, Justin and the both of you taught me what it meant to be a teacher. His infectious smile his willing to show what we needed. May you all find comfort during this difficult time and know he shared his love for everyone.

~Stephanie Horwitz
~Friend, Northbrook, IL

July 14th, 2021

Shari and Mark, our hearts go out to you on the loss of your beloved Justin. Thinking of you during this terribly sad time.
Fondly, Judy and Gerry Farby

~Judy and Gerry Farby
~Friend, Highland Park il

July 14th, 2021

I am deeply saddened for your great loss of Justin. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time. I only hope that the beautiful memories of the past help to ease the pain now and in the future. May the support and love from those around you be a blessing always. My sympathy, thoughts and love are with you.

~Maureen Chaikin
~Friend, Highland park

July 14th, 2021

Our condolences on your tragic loss. Justin added so much to a group with his welcoming smile and personality that could light up a room. May his memory be for a blessing.

~Karen Rohrbach
~Teacher, Deerfield

July 13th, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son Justin. When I think about him, I see him at the art center with his amazing, colorful balls that he made that were so special just like him! We are beyond sad for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Xoxo Jim & Heidi

~Friend, HP il.

July 13th, 2021

Justin and Shari: you were the best Pandemic Penpals! We loved getting mail from you and sending you small things. We've had such fun learning about each other's families.
Needless to say, I was shocked to learn about Justin's passing while reading the paper. Sadly, now we have a face to connect to the letters. May his memory be a blessing and may the light of his life continue in your hearts. Hoping we can continue to stay in touch.
Love, Felice Eckhouse, and Sela

~Felice Eckhouse
~friend, Chicago, IL

July 13th, 2021

My heart and condolences goes out to Shari,Mark and Briana and your whole family. When DEBBIE told me,I was shaking ,crying and so saddened about wonderful,amazing and loving Justin. He will always be the light in your lives and May his memory be a blessing .Kenny has him in his arms . Love always,Merle

~Merle Evans
~Friend, Skokie,Illinois

July 13th, 2021

I am very sorry for the loss of Justin. He was an incredible young man that I loved to see him smile when I saw him at Keshet. His smile would always brighten a room.

My condolences to the family.

Matthew Cohen

~Matthew Cohen
~friend, Chicago, IL

July 13th, 2021

Shari, Mark and Breana,

We are so shocked and saddened by the news of Justin's passing. We have been thinking of you since we heard the news. We always loved seeing Justin and will miss him.

With much love,

The Rapaports

~The Rapaports
~Friends, Lake Forest

July 13th, 2021

Mark and Sheri,

I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. My thoughts and love are with you and your family.

Jacqui Simon

~Jacqui Simon

July 13th, 2021

Dear Mark and Shari,
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loving son. Happy memories will last a lifetime. Love to Lorraine
With love, Paula, Mickey, Jacqui and Shelley

~The Simon Family
~Friend, Highland Park

July 13th, 2021

My dear Shari, Mark, Breanna and Zulie

My deepest condolences to your family. I will never forget from the time I have met you over 20 years ago, the love and dedication Justin always received. Justin was made to always feel like a Prince and he was truly blessed to be born into the Coe Family. Justin was always happy when I would come over enjoying the attention he received from Breanna and Zulie. He was always surrounded by Pure Love. May his Memory always be a blessing.

~Close Friend, WILLOWBROOK

July 13th, 2021

Sending my condolences to the entire Coe family. Justin brightened up every room he entered and could put a smile on anyone’s face. He truly made a lasting impact. I’ll always have very fond memories of our time together at Schechter.

~Hannah Miller

July 12th, 2021

Dear Shari and Mark,
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Justin. We were devastated to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort through your many memories of Justin, and may G-d give you the strength to get through this difficult time.
We love you,
Lisa and Sidney

~Lisa and Sidney E Glenner
~Friends, Chicago

July 12th, 2021

Sheri , Marc and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help you get through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shelly & David Fishman

~Shelly & David Fishman
~Friend, Arlington Heights

July 12th, 2021

Shari and Mark,
We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family! Words cannot express the loss of Justin! I wanted to let you know that I do have fond memories of seeing him working at College Park tennis club and he really seemed to like it there. Sending prayers your way!
Love, Lisa and Neil Greene

~Lisa and Neil Greene
~friend, Highland Park IL

July 12th, 2021

Dear Shari and Mark,
Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved son, Justin.
Marshall and Linda Kayman

~Marshall and Linda Kayman
~Friend, Deerfield, IL

July 12th, 2021

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember Justin. We send our thoughts, prayers and best wishes.


Elaine, Andi & Jay, Rob & Karen, Chuck, Alana, Rachel, Charlie, Daniel, Joel, and Max

~Rob Miller
~Cousins, Chicago, IL

July 12th, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire Coe Family. I remember Justin well and his days as a classmate of my son Sebastian. I recall with warmth that each student had a jingle about what they liked and if memory serves it was "Justin Justin likes muffins". More importantly, Justin was a calming influence on Sebastian and always brought out the best in Sebastian and others. He will be missed. Tom

~Thomas Sax
~Friend of My Son, Highland Park

July 12th, 2021

Shari and family
I am so sorry to hear about Justin
Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

~Andrea Gorelick Kourafas
~Friend, Highland Park, Il

July 12th, 2021

Shari, Mark, Breana and Family,

Jared and I are so saddened to hear of the loss of dear Justin. He was a beautiful and loving spirit who brought so much joy to everyone he touched.

May his memory be forever a blessing.

All of our love,

Gigi and Jared Ramis

~Gigi Ramis
~Friend, Deerfield

July 12th, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Coe family. Justin was an incredible friend to me. I loved everything about him and how he communicated and connected with others. He will always be near and dear to my heart. Below is a poem I wrote for him to honor him and how important he was and always will be to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ♥️

Sticker Ball ❤️♥️❤️♥️
A build up of memories.
Sweet as sugar complexion.
You saw things from a unique perception.
A beautiful soul.
Sweetest of sweet.
Sugar tooth couldn’t match what joy you’d bring.
Coloring and presents.
Always so present.
Always such a gift.
My friend forever.
One I love dearly and will surely miss.
To think about each and everyday, how meeting you changed my life in incredible ways.
Always knew just what to say.
Even without words.
You always found a way.
To make the day brighter, to make it lighter.
I love you so much.
That is here to stay.
There will always be stickers in my heart of all the incredible times with you.
I’ll never forget.
You are one of a kind.
I love you.

Love Jordyn.

~Jordyn Meyerson
~Friend, Deerfield, IL

July 12th, 2021

Justin will always be our “yellow brick road” leading the way for so many others to follow his gift of joy and love. My deepest condolences to his AMAZING family and all the lives he touched! Always in my heart!❤️

~Susie Field
~Dear friend, Northbrook,Illinois

July 12th, 2021

Attie, Margaret and I loved seeing Justin at Sunday morning walking club. His bright smile always warmed the entire group.

Much love to the entire Coe family.


~Michael Friedman
~Friend, Chicago, IL

July 12th, 2021

Justin and Gideon were classmates. Shari and I would see each other at school. We were parents of special children and we lived in the special universe of the Keshet School. There are no words good enough or complete enough to explain what our children have taught us about love and living. But that’s okay. After all, Justin and Gideon, without having words of their own, communicated all that we needed to know about having a meaningful life and deeply loving the family and friends who surround you. Gideon and our whole family have heavy hearts and send our love to Shari and Mark and the Coe family. We thank Justin for all the light he brought into our lives.

~Carol Marin
~Keshet parent and friend, Chicago, Illinois

July 11th, 2021

 Laura Bubley

Some of my favorite memories are walking in the park with Justin and arriving home to find my pockets filled with leaves. Or Justin giving me beautiful drawings only to have him take them away just before I left and give them to another staff :). He was such a beautiful bright light n my day, and I will treasure my memories, but a piece of my heart will always be missing.

~Laura Bubley
~Friend, Skokie, IL

July 11th, 2021

Mark and Shari, Im so sorry to hear about Justin. Mark and I always laugh about how much we look alike and that Justin always came up to me at the pool thinking I was Mark. Lisa and I wish you our love and condolences.

~rick baruch
~friend, Glencoe

July 11th, 2021

. Mindy Botbol

Photo provided by family.

~Mindy Botbol
~Funeral Director,


Yahrzeit Dates For Justin Samuel Coe

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
1st of Av 57827/29/2022
1st of Av 57837/19/2023
1st of Av 57848/5/2024
1st of Av 57857/26/2025
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