In Memorial

Laurel Coppersmith

Date of Death: July 15th, 2022
16 Tammuz 5782


Laurel Coppersmith, passed away, Friday, July 15, 2022. Beloved wife of the late James Coppersmith. Daughter of the late Herman and Lorraine Rubin. Sister of Rabbi Dr. Rachel Adler. Devoted aunt of Rabbi Amitai (Rabbi Julie) Adler and great-aunt of Michael and Maya. Also survived by dear friend and longtime housemate Kathy McCallister. Laurel was born and raised in Chicago. She earned her BA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a medical social worker at several Pittsburgh hospitals and, for twenty two years directed Alcoa's Employee Assistance Program in Pittsburgh. Until a month before her death, Laurel played golf and tennis. She volunteered and was on the board of several local women's organizations, and was fond of animals, adopting many over her life. An outgoing woman, Laurel had many friends. She was close with her sister and was a loving aunt and great-aunt.

Graveside service Tuesday, 2:00 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Contributions may be made to the SPCA ( or the National Network of Abortion Funds, 9450 SW Gemini Dr., PMB 16009, Beaverton, OR 97008-7105. Memorial service Sunday, July 24, 1:00 PM at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, PA. Visitation 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM. For information, including a link to view the service virtually or to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, July 19th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

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Which took place on Tuesday July 19, 2022, by clicking on the link below

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand RoadArlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private Shiva

Notes of condolence may be sent to:
The Coppersmith Family
c/o Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


The National Network of Abortion Funds
9450 SW Gemini Drive, PMB 16009
Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7105

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Yahrzeit Dates For Laurel Coppersmith

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
16th of Tammuz 57837/5/2023
16th of Tammuz 57847/22/2024
16th of Tammuz 57857/12/2025
16th of Tammuz 57867/1/2026
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