In Memorial

Carl M. Rish

Date of Death: January 3rd, 2022
1 Shevat 5782


Carl M. Rish, RPh, 92, January 3, 2022; beloved husband and best friend of Barbara, nee' Paul for 60 years; loving father of Bradley (Juanita Godlewski) and Denise (Sid) Siegel; cherished "Papa" of Hannah Rish, Aden and Asher Siegel; dear brother-in-law of Ron (Georgeann) Paul, fond uncle of 5 and loved cousin of many. Carl was preceded in death by his much loved older brother Irving (the late Violet) and his adored parents George and Elsa. Carl was a proud graduate of the class of 1955 University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Carl worked in both the retail and clinical settings before becoming an owner and partner of Menard Dempster Pharmacy in Morton Grove for 15 years. Carl then finished off his career,working for 22 years, at Walgreens; retiring in his 80's. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy General Scholarship Fund ( or a charity of your choice. Private chapel service, Friday, January 7, 2022, 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Friday, January 7th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

May His Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited as a guest to the Funeral Service of Mr. Carl M. Rish, RPh

When: Friday, January 7, 2022 2:30 PM Central Time / 3:30 PM Eastern Time

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Family will be receiving calls of condolence at:

Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE)
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

Saturday 5 PM - 8 PM.

*Proof of full vaccination for those who are eligible (which includes the booster shot) or a negative Covid test is required to attend the Shiva. Please bring your vaccination card (hard copy or on a device) or same-day proof of negative antigen test with you when you enter BJBE. It will be checked at the door.

Cards of condolence may be sent to:

The Family of Carl M. Rish
c/o Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy General Scholarship Fund

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Guest Book & Memories

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January 6th, 2022

My sincere condolences to Carl's family. I knew Carl for many years as a fellow RPh. I remember Menard Dempster Phcy with Arnold and Carl. I was part owner of Gordon Drugs of Skokie and my own Shrout Phcy of Evanston, then retired from Osco Phcy. When I saw Carl's notice in the Tribune, it brought back so many fond memories.

~Earl Meyer, RPh.
~RPh Friend, Highland Park,IL

January 4th, 2022

My wife Anita(ZL) and I have been friends of Carl and Barb since we arrived in Florida 36 years ago. We lived nearby and our kids knew each other. We attended Denise's wedding, and got to know the grandsons a bit. Having recently lost Anita, I can offer my deepest sympathy to Barbara and all of the Rish family.

~Robert Kirshen
~Close friend, Florida


Yahrzeit Dates For Carl M. Rish

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
1st of Shevat 57831/23/2023
1st of Shevat 57841/11/2024
1st of Shevat 57851/30/2025
1st of Shevat 57861/19/2026
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