In Memorial

Paul Herbert Studebaker

Date of Death: August 14th, 2021
7 Elul 5781


Paul Herbert Studebaker, 67, beloved husband of Bettyann, nee Lichtenstein, for 36 wonderful years; loving father of Benjamin and Adam Studebaker; devoted son of the late Laura and Hugh Studebaker; dear brother of Hugh (Susan), Karl, Julia and Lawrence (Deborah) Studebaker; treasured brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at Chapel service Wednesday 10:30 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For the link to view the service virtually, shiva information and to leave condolences: or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, August 18th at 10:30 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Park

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Guest Book & Memories

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September 12th, 2021

Paul was a great guy. We were both mechanics. His Studebakers and my Mopars. I loved visiting his home and his parts "warehouse". I ended up with a smaller scale of spare parts "warehouse" because of Paul. I could not believe that he had brand new crated V-8 engines on hand! My mother and Paul hit it off right away. My mother escaped Germany in 1937.
I only wish that I had kept up with Paul after graduation. He taught me how to be a better mechanic and person. Paul always seemed to be smiling and happy when we were in York High School and working on his beloved Studebakers!
Hamakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar availai tziyon ee yerushalayim.
Dr. Gary Johnson

~Gary Johnson
~friend & classmate, Lisle, IL

August 31st, 2021

I remember Paul as a quiet, yet persistent, presence at Temple Israel in Miller Beach. I watched his interactions with his sons and noticed that he treated them — and they treated him — with great respect and affection. I experienced Ben and Adam as unusually intelligent, educated and sophisticated — characteristics of both Bettyann and Paul. My condolences to the family.

~Michael Greenwald
~Fellow Congregant, Durham NC

August 23rd, 2021

Photo of Paul with cousins letting us drive his '63 Studebaker Avanti. Alden Studebaker

Photo of Paul with cousins letting us drive his '63 Studebaker Avanti.

~Alden Studebaker
~Cousin, Fort Myers, FL

August 23rd, 2021

In the B&W photos I think he's on the left wearing glasses with his and my siblings leaning up against the '53 Studebaker. Alden Studebaker

Paul was a real nice person, and I'm so glad I got to know him over the many years. Although we weren't super close, we always had great conversations when we saw one another. Honestly, I was shocked to learn that he had passed away, and it still seems a bit surreal to me.

My earliest memory of him was when he and his family would come out to Dune Acres, IN from their home in Elmhurst, IL to see my grandmother, Naomi. Everybody managed to fit in the back of their '53 Studebaker. The last time I saw him was at my uncle's memorial service. He drove the family's '63 Studebaker Avanti and let everybody take it for a spin. [Color photos]

~Alden Studebaker
~Cousin, Fort Myers, FL

August 22nd, 2021

Paul had a towering intellect mixed with a great mechanical skill with cars. You had to understand his sense of humor which was extraordinary. Paul, you added a lot to the world and will be missed.

~Mike Urso
~Friend, Aurora, IL

August 18th, 2021

I remember Paul as a kind, funny, friendly person. My condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be eternal.

~Shelley Kariotis Ebeling
~High School Friend, Little Rock AR

August 18th, 2021

Paul joined us in the magnet factory 1981 and, and through his professional work, IGT was the first American producer to deliver the innovative high-energy Nd-Fe-B NeIGT magnets. Paul introduced know-how which competitors eventually patented. Paul's work was vital to the company's success. Paul was well-liked and respected by his colleagues - a special character.
His thoughtful comments at Saturday Evening Club dinners in past ten years are also a happy memory - augmented by Paul's pride in son Benjamin's presentations.
Paul enriched my life - his wisdom stimulating a fine legacy. Thank you, Paul - and supportive family Bettyann and Ben and Adam!
Mel Bohlmann

~Mel Bohlmann
~, Valparaiso

August 16th, 2021

I am sorry for your loss; I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Paul. He was a fascinating man with a quirky sense of humor. - Faith

~Faith Zucker
~Co-Worker, Aurora, Ohio


Yahrzeit Dates For Paul Herbert Studebaker

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
7th of Elul 57829/3/2022
7th of Elul 57838/24/2023
7th of Elul 57849/10/2024
7th of Elul 57858/31/2025
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