In Memorial

Donald Ehrensaft

Date of Death: October 30th, 2021
25 Cheshvan 5782


Donald Ehrensaft, 81, beloved husband of Linda nee Holzman for 49 years; loving father of Michael and Carey (Sumanee) Ehrensaft, cherished Zaydie of Hailey; dear brother of Eugene (Anita) and Barry Ehrensaft (Ann Cruz); fond brother-in-law of Sherry Holzman (Egils Elguts); many loving nieces and nephews; Graveside service, Tuesday 1 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hadassah-Northwest Chapter, c/o 2167 Queensburg Lane, Palatine, IL 60074 or Congregation B'nai Shalom, For information, including a link to view the service, shiva or to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, November 2nd at 1:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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November 2nd, 2021

Dear Linda and family,
We remember Don as being such a sweet, soft-spoken person. He and Linda had personalities that complimented each other. We treasure memories of having Linda and Don at our yearly sukkah parties and at every important event in our lives while we lived in Buffalo Grove.

~Howie and Elaine Fagan
~Friends, Tucson, AZ

November 2nd, 2021

May Don's memory be for a blessing. He was a kind and gentle man who was a cool and loyal member of the Congregation B'nai Shalom High Holiday usher corps. We will miss him.

Al and Darcy Gans

~Alan Gans
~Friends, Buffalo Grove

November 2nd, 2021

Dear Linda & Family: SO sorry to hear about Don's passing. May his memory be for a blessing and may he rest in "shalom". Hugs to you.

~Marla Massie
~friend, Phoenix, AZ

November 1st, 2021

Even though 6 years separated us in age, Don had a heart of gold and treated me as an equal rather than a kid brother. He personally financed my newer car when I attended college, was the best man at my wedding to Anita and was always there for me. I couldn't have wished for a better relationship. May G-D bless and keep you in his eternal realm of Heaven.


~Gene Ehrensaft
~brother, North Las Vegas, NV

November 1st, 2021

I did not have the honor of knowing Donald. I, however, do consider his son, Michael, a friend. My wish is for Michael and Donald's family/friends to find peace with the passing of a man who made a significant impact on their lives.

~Tracy Bossong
~N/A, Trevor, WI

October 31st, 2021

A wonderful man; kind, thoughtful, quiet (he would have to be, married to Linda). Although he didn't get to say a lot, his actions spoke words. He was always there to support Linda in her many pursuits as well as helping her and the "crowd" setting up for various activities through the shul sisterhood. His dying at a relatively young age was unfair yet obviously destined. I wish he could have died at an old age during his sleep. That would have been more fitting for the person he was. Linda, my heart goes out to you and your family. As we discussed, times will be difficult after the shiva when you don't have to run around for Don. Although I don't live near you any more, I am always available to you by phone and I hope I can be of some help to you when things are hard to tolerate. I'm there for you girlfriend!
Don, rest in peace. You were a joy to know and will be missed.

~Lynsey Winner
~Friend, Chicago, Illinois


Yahrzeit Dates For Donald Ehrensaft

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
25th of Heshvan 578311/19/2022
25th of Heshvan 578411/9/2023
25th of Heshvan 578511/26/2024
25th of Heshvan 578611/16/2025
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