In Memorial

Michael Cotter Greenfield

Date of Death: August 30th, 2021
22 Elul 5781


Michael Cotter Greenfield, 87, loving husband of Rochelle for 57 wonderful years; adored father to Julie (Michael) Solot, James (Jill), Robert (Julianna), and Victoria; loving brother to Marianne (Ronald) Handler and Richard (Carol); cherished grandpa to Rebecca, Ariana, Eloise, Daniel, Casey, Eli, Aynslie, and Cordelia. Michael became a lawyer in 1957 and excelled in his role as counsel to dozens of union health, welfare, and pension funds until his retirement in 2010. He was perhaps best known professionally for having led numerous successful contract negotiations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and the Lyric Opera musicians. But he also represented thousands of workers of all trades throughout Chicago and Indiana. He served his profession as a hearing officer on the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for many years. Michael was admired by everybody who knew him for his quick wit and his vast knowledge of seemingly every topic imaginable. He liked to say he learned something new every day. He learned to fly as a young boy, was qualified to solo by the age of 10 and was an avid pilot well into his adult life. He loved all manner of technology, traveled extensively throughout his life with his family and made more visits to Disney World than could be counted. But what was most important was spending time with his family, who adored him in equal measure. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NorthShore Hospice, or the American Cancer Society, Chapel service Wed, Sept 1, 10:30 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. For additional information, shiva and a link to view the service online, visit Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,, 847-255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, September 1st at 10:30 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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September 1st, 2021

Playing 16" softball in the Midnight League at Camp Menominee.

~Dick & Lila Kohn
~Friend, Deerfield, IL

August 31st, 2021

 Valerie (Kamin) Keartes

Dearest Greenfields,

Sooo many wonderful memories of Mike and all of you, growing up.

Seems like just yesterday that I was babysitting the 'kids'!

May you find comfort in all the Love shared with you by family and friends during this difficult time.

Sending lots of Love and Healing, Valerie

~Valerie (Kamin) Keartes
~cousin, Asheville,NC


Yahrzeit Dates For Michael Cotter Greenfield

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
22nd of Elul 57829/18/2022
22nd of Elul 57839/8/2023
22nd of Elul 57849/25/2024
22nd of Elul 57859/15/2025
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