In Memorial

Melvin Oster

Date of Death: January 7th, 2022
5 Shevat 5782


Melvin Oster, 80 beloved husband of the late Deborah Oster (nee Cohen), happily married for 37 years; loving companion of Millie Goldstein for 19 years; wonderful father of Steven Ira Oster (Michele Pyster)and Howard Michael (Lori) Oster; cherished Popsi of Rachel, Aaron, Brienz and Darcy; dear brother of Arthur (Sharon) Oster and the late Ilene Grofman, much loved brother in-law of Gerald Grofman; treasured uncle to Linda (Jim), Neal (Jessie), Max (Ali) David, Brendon (Shelly) and Erin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ark of Chicago, Chapel service Sunday January 9, 10:00 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment following at Shalom Memorial Park. For additional information and a link to view the service online, visit Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,, 847-255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Sunday, January 9th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

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When: Jan 9, 2022 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Service Name: Melvin Oster Funeral Service

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva is private

The Ark of Chicago
Seymour H. Persky Building
6450 N. California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645

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Guest Book & Memories

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January 9th, 2022

I remember during my childhood years spending summer vacations in Chicago at your Mom and Dad's apartment. At that time you were married and Art still lived at home.

We met for dinner and would go to your favorite Kosher Deli. It was near Eunice's house and she was one of your most favorite cousins besides me.

You remind a lot me of my brother Ronnie. The two of you of course grew up together and were so much alike. I can look back and see the two of you in exciting conversations and or debates.

I am so happy that I was able to attend our family Memorial Day Party at your house on Memorial Day 2021.

Also, it was so nice to talk to you last week on the phone.

Looking back I really think you and Eunice kept our family together like glue. However, when Eunice passed away Linda took her place as your co-pilot.

Now it is up to us!

Love you, Mel! Say hello to the rest of the Cogan family in Heaven for me.



~Rebecca Ferstadt
~Cousin, Mequon

January 9th, 2022

I've only met Melvin a few times but he was always very real and warm. The way he said that he was glad to meet Steve's friends and appreciated that Steve had friends, was very sincere made me understand that it was important to him. We got our kitchen table from Oster Furniture and now and then when I look at it, I remember Melvin & Steve.

~George Hernandez
~Friend, Chicago, IL

January 9th, 2022

Our relationship with Mel was two-fold: first, we consider ourselves extended family since Jerry and Ilene Grofman are our first cousins. We always enjoyed seeing him and the rest of the family at Jerry’s holiday barbecues on Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. Secondly, we consider ourselves friends and satisfied customers, since much of the furniture in our house was purchased from him. Whenever we did see him we always enjoyed spending time with him and having great conversations. Unfortunately, since there haven’t been any more barbecues at Jerry’s house, we haven’t seen one another in a while. We were so saddened to hear of his death and we send our heartfelt condolences to your family. May his memory be for a blessing.
Marcia and Ira Satyr

~Marcia and Ira Satyr
~Extended family and friends, Skokie, IL

January 8th, 2022

We are dear friends of Mel. We have been close friends of the Grofmans since the early 70's. Through them we met Mel and his family. We grieve the loss of a wonderful friend.

~Becky & Paul
~Friend, Lincolnwood


Yahrzeit Dates For Melvin Oster

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
5th of Shevat 57831/27/2023
5th of Shevat 57841/15/2024
5th of Shevat 57852/3/2025
5th of Shevat 57861/23/2026
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