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North Shore Death Notices: Nov. 10 To Nov. 16

Patch logo Patch 11/16/2020 Jonah Meadows
North Shore funeral homes published the death notices below in the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16. © Patch North Shore funeral homes published the death notices below in the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16.

The following death notices were added to funeral homes serving the North Shore area in the past week. Those homes have provided obituaries for some of those that have passed away recently. Patch offers condolences to their loved ones, links to their obituaries and notices of upcoming services below.

Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie and 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove

Revekka Moiseenko, 100, Chicago

Service Nov. 17

Richard D. Abelson, 95, Glencoe

Service Nov. 18

Maxine Roth née Siegman, 92, Glenview

Service Nov. 18

Roberta F. Steiner, 79, Wilmette

Services pending

Sheila Brown, 77, Glenview

Services pending

Barbara Ellen Gilbert, 77, Glenview

Services pending

Belle "Billie" Paul née Meyers, 97, Skokie

Florence L. Becker née Lome, 89, Deerfield

Ferne M. Teichner née Alberts, 87, Buffalo Grove

Leonard "Len" Evens, 87, Evanston

Julius Solomon, 84, Chicago

Leonid Vardin, 82, Mundelein

Arseny Torgovnik, 80, Buffalo Grove

Stephen Michael Hanan, 74, Morton Grove

Edythe Freeman née Skora, 73, Lincolnwood

Remond Maman-Gavrielov, 57, Glenview

Max S. Goldmeier, 35, Chicago

Donnellan Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie

Samson Sol "Sam" Flores, 98, Evanston

Jean A. McCaull née Heitzler, 90, Skokie

Joan K. O’Brien née O’Malley, 90, Inverness

David H. Sailors, 82, Chicago

Martha Melinda Meyers née McCarty, 72, Glenview

Maryl Leonard, 63, Northbrook

Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center Road in Skokie

Gerlinde Bengler née Teufel, 88, Evanston

Service Nov. 17

Earle W. Carlson, 91, Evanston

Flavia Smith née Diaz-Sarmiento, 75, Skokie

Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St. in Morton Grove

James A. "Wims" Hoffman, 55, Morton Grove

Visitation Nov. 19

Clifford R. Schwartz, 85, Morton Grove

Don Pasier, 78, Park Ridge

Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services 1917 Asbury Ave. in Evanston

Merel E. Gayle, 89, Evanston

Visitation Nov. 19, service Nov. 20

Eulalie Eureka Tomlinson, 102, Evanston

Marie Odette Cebe, 67, Evanston

Michelle Maxwell, 59, Palatine

Ayinde J. Murphy, 45, Evanston

Evanston Funeral & Cremation, 1726 Central St. in Evanston

Ellen Dittmer, 96, Evanston

Lionel Elmer Smith, 56, Evanston

Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd. in Wilmette

Marsha Gordon, 87, Buffalo Grove

Service Nov. 19

Phyllis M. Dubin née Brodsky, 91, Skokie

Harry L. Stern, 90, Chicago

Steven Lawrence Heller, 86

Abraham Sklar, 94, Chicago

Marvin Lederman, 89, Wilmette

Mark Spiro, 85, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Arkady Flaksman, 84, Chicago

Robert "Bobby" G. Schmidt, 76, Chicago

Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Road in Highland Park

Ralph E. Squaglia, 93, Deerfield

Robert “Bob” Churchill, 92, Highland Park

Jane Harris Swan, 61, Highland Park

Seguin & Symonds Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road in Highwood and 11 West Belvidere Road in Grayslake

George Edward Thieme, 85, Terre Haute, Indiana

Barbara Joan Micheletto née Moynihan, 61, Chicago

Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Ave. in Lake Forest

Stephen "Steve" Timothy Kennedy, 62, Lake Forest

Tammi Moore Georgi, 41, Lake Forest

Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Home, 1407 N. Western Ave. in Lake Forest

Rheda J. Walton, 96, Lake Forest

Featured Obituary:

S. Sol Flores, DDS, DMD, died November 15, 2020 from Covid-19 complications. Dr. Flores was finishing his junior year in dental school when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As a reservist in the Philippine Commonwealth Army, he was called to active duty and served in the US Armed Forces of the Far East until the fall of the Philippines in April 1942. He was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. On his release from a POW camp, he resumed his dental studies at Centro Escolar University in Manila—his graduation ceremony was accompanied by the sound of bombing during the liberation of the Philippines in 1944.

After his army discharge, he came to the University of Illinois Medical Center in 1946 for advanced training in Prosthodontics. In 1948 he was invited to join the faculty of the College of Dentistry, the first Filipino ever appointed to the faculty. Though he could train American dentists, he himself could not practice dentistry due to restrictions on foreign dental graduates. At the decree of the dean of the college, he joined the senior dental class for coursework leading to graduation in 1958 with an American degree while simultaneously fulfilling his faculty duties.

Dr. Flores remained on the full-time faculty of the UI College of Dentistry for 42 years, the last 19 as Professor and Director of the Combined Program in Advanced Prosthodontics where he mentored many post-graduate students who went on to become leaders in dental education both in the US and abroad. After retirement, he continued as a once-a-week volunteer faculty member through 2019.

His many distinctions and honors include President of the UIC Dental Alumni Association, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, and the Midwest Academy of Prosthodontics. He was a consultant and examiner for the specialty of Prosthodontics for the Illinois State Department of Professional Regulation for 20 years. As Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee of the Academy of General Dentistry, he formulated the requirements for Fellowship and Mastership of the Academy. He was honored by the American College of Dentists on his 50th year of membership. He earned the University of Illinois Alumni Loyalty Award in 1968; nearly 50 years later, he was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award from the UIC Dental Alumni Association.

He was born in 1922 in the town of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur in the Philippines, one of 6 siblings. His father was a Protestant minister in a predominately Roman Catholic country, and his influence on his son was evident in Dr. Flores’s strong Christian faith, upright character and formal speaking style. Dr. Flores remained loyal to his birthplace, visiting family annually, and contributing teaching prizes and modern facilities to his former high school. In 2014, he built a dental clinic dedicated to indigent care for Cabugao, for which he received a civic commendation.

He volunteered at and ran the dental clinic of the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago for over 50 years, receiving the Mission’s Beacon of Hope Award. He also helped organize dental student volunteers from the College to work at the clinic.

He loved his family, teaching, and golf. Many will remember the generosity with which he shared his wisdom, knowledge and resources.

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