In Memorial

Marsha Chait Spak

Date of Death: February 8th, 2021
26 Shevat 5781


Marsha Spak, nee Chait, 78, beloved wife of Michael for 55 years; loving mother of Adam, Erik, Derek and Marie; caring sister of Marilyn (the late Martin) Rosen and the late Rosalyn (Lawrence) Margulis; daughter of the late Sarah (Brownstein) and Abraham Chait, sister in law of the late Phyllis and Aaron Zaideman, dear friend of many. Marsha was a delightful, energetic and beautiful person who loved crossword puzzles, reading and spending time with her loved ones. She was exceptionally bright, being valedictorian of her law class at I.I.T. Chicago-Kent College of Law, and was very proud of her appearance as a contestant on Jeopardy. Marsha spent her legal career tutoring other future lawyers. She will always be remembered for her laughter and loving nature. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to your favorite charity. Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service and a link for Shiva: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Friday, February 12th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the recording of the funeral that took place on Friday, Feb. 12 at 2 PM by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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February 15th, 2021

I was profoundly sorry to hear of the passing of your lifetime bride. She was a wonderfully warm and sweet friend, teacher, and partner. Without Marshall’s help, my brother-in-law, my nephew, and hundreds of others would not have become productive lawyers. She was a beautiful shining light and I know how very much you will miss her.


~Howard Chapman
~Friend, Northbook, Illinois

February 14th, 2021

Mike: I am so sorry that such a wonderful lady has passed away. Always smiling; always friendly. One half of a wonderful couple.

Sadly, Howard

~Howard Eglit
~Friend, Chicago, IL

February 14th, 2021

My mother used to sit on the floor with me and play board games and listen to music.

She would take me to galleries & museums & plays & the symphony.

She would read to me and dance with me.

We would go to parks and zoos

She would do arts & crafts projects and help with homework

When she was attending law school, I would sit with her on a couch as she studied and read the textbooks aloud. Eventually I would follow along. After a while I would read them to her when her eyes got tired. I was 8 when she graduated.

After she graduated and began tutoring for the Bar exam, she would let me help organize her course materials.

As a child I didn't have any idea how hard she worked because she made it look easy and she always made plenty of time for me. Nothing came before us. And she made sure we knew it. Not only though words, but through her actions. There was always room for my brother & me, no matter what else was going on.

She taught me how to treat people with courtesy & respect & patience & understanding.
She taught me to not look at what a person looked like on the outside, but instead to see what they carried inside their heart. That love and compassion made one rich, not money.
It us because of her I love to read and learn.
It is because of her I try my best every day to treat people right.
It is because of her I can see the beauty and love in the world.

And it is because of all these things, that I will see her in every flower. Every smile. Every painting. I will hear her in every laugh and in every song.

And it is because of her I can appreciate the splendor of life.

It is because of her I know what heaven truly is.
It's the thought of her.

I am so glad I told her many times how much I love her and let her know my appreciation for everything she filled my world with.

She has not left my world because she is the reason my world exists and will always be beautiful

~Son, Tempe' AZ

February 14th, 2021

After feeling the love flowing around me from such an amazing group of family and friends this week I now understand the beauty of a Shiva/wake/memorial . It is not to mourn, but to be lifted up and reminded of the world my mother created for us. Surrounding us with such wonderful people to remind us that we are safe, blanketed in the love and protection she has gathered for us, to sustain us in her absence.

Tonight, I will not cry myself to sleep.

Instead I will sleep safely, wrapped in the beauty and safety and love she gave me which remains and flows eternally from those she brought together.

A person is never really gone until the last touch of their presence has faded. Until nobody remembers or feels their influence on the world.

With all the lives she touched and enriched, not just family and friends, but through her benevolence thousands of people who never even knew her name , nor she theirs, her love and the impression she made will never pass from the world.

The good she spread will always be felt, and will influence and echo throughout eternity.

She will always be with us. Not only in our hearts, but in the heart of the world itself.

Thank you all.

~Erik Spak
~Son, Tempe, AZ

February 13th, 2021

Dear Mike,

Our sympathy to you and your family.

Howard and Ruthlynn Shapiro

~Howard Shapiro
~, Evanston

February 12th, 2021

Marcia was always so kind to our son Jason. Eric and our son were good friends. She was generous and a good friend to our son.
Eric, we are very sorry for your loss.
Harry and roxanne

~Roxanne bloom
~Friend, Schaumburg Illinois

February 12th, 2021

Dear Mike,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . I think back fondly to attending classes with Marsha and being taught by you with what seems a lot less than 45 years ago. I also appreciate all the help Marsha gave to repeat bar takers from John Marshall the years I was teaching there.
Our condolences from my wife, Nancy, and me.

Cliff Scott~Rudnick

~Cliff Soctt-Rudnick
~, Chicago

February 11th, 2021



~Daughter, Mesa, AZ


Yahrzeit Dates For Marsha Chait Spak

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
26th of Shevat 57821/28/2022
26th of Shevat 57832/17/2023
26th of Shevat 57842/5/2024
26th of Shevat 57852/24/2025
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