In Memorial

Dena Jane Dribin

Date of Death: January 8th, 2021
25 Tevet 5781


Dena Jane Dribin (nee Grusin) born June 21, 1926, adored daughter of the late Simon and Hannah Grusin; beloved wife of the late Seymour Dribin; long-time companion of Leonard Baines; loving mother of Debrah (Dale) Parker, Sandra (Charles) Gilbert, and Philip (Marilyn) Dribin; like a mom to Richard and Karin Baines; cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Mo) Amer, Ryan, David and Eric Gilbert; doting great-grandmother of Evan Amer; loved by countless nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends. Dena was dedicated to family, B'nais Dena Club and Mah Jong. She was well known for the best brisket, toffee squares and meatballs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri, Camp Chimer, Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or At the time of dedication, there will a celebration of Dena's life.

Service Information

Service : Friday, January 15th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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January 16th, 2021

My mother was Rochelle 'Chele' Benjamin who was a member of the 'Dena' Club with Dena Dribin for decades. They worked to keep the family engaged for many years. Dena and my mother were the last of a generation of wonderful people from my family. Hopefully Dena meets up with my mother at the next stop and continues the Dena Club tradition. Fond memories of a previous wonderful generation. May she rest in peace.

~Neil L Benjamin
~Cousin, Northbrook

January 14th, 2021

I grew up with Phill
In fact Deena suggested to my mom to move to Glenview both woman were living in Ashland ave
I spent my childhood at either the house in Glenview which was on covert or the house in niles or finally the condo
Denna was kind and loving

~Mark Frankle
~Family friend, Tampa florida

January 14th, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dena and her wonderful family. She was a special friend to many, many people and will be missed
Chris, Megan, Alex, Mitchell Dulin

~Cousin, Winnetka

January 14th, 2021

Aunt Dena was always a constant bright and happy presence in my life. She always attended my birthday parties and had the best smile. I associate memories of her with memories of my grandmother, Lois, which are always happy ones. I will miss her but I'm so grateful that I knew her.

~Kim Kupferberg
~Great Niece?, Long Grove, IL

January 13th, 2021

To the Dribin family we wanted to express our sincere condolences to all of the family for your loss. Dena was a sweet and lovely person who will be greatly missed.

Margery Gould and Family

~Margery Gould
~Cousin, Chicago

January 12th, 2021

Aunt Dena was technically not my aunt. She was a member of my extended family, but I considered her an aunt.
She was always a joy to see and talk with. Always a smile and always so vibrant. I will miss that positive energy she brought to a room.

~Marla Shoolin Briskman
~“Aunt@, Chicago, Il

January 10th, 2021

Dena and her sisters Lois and Ada at a Dena Club anniversary event. Craig Kupferberg

Aunt Dena and my Mom, Lois, loved family and all Dena Club events.

~Craig Kupferberg
~Nephew, Findlay, Ohio


Yahrzeit Dates For Dena Jane Dribin

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 Tevet 578212/29/2021
25th of Tevet 57831/18/2023
25th of Tevet 57841/6/2024
25th of Tevet 57851/25/2025
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