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Obituary for Erna Pilchen (Lee)

Erna Pilchen (Lee)
Erna Pilchen, nee Lee, age 83, passed away soon after an accident on January 26; beloved wife for nearly 60 years of the late Bernard; devoted and loving mother of Saul (Nancy), Lloyd (Paula), and Ira (Kathryn); proud Bubbe of Zachary (Samantha), Aliya, Jesse, Noah, and Laura; caring sister of Evelyn Browne and sister-in-law of Marvin (Atsuko) Pilchen and the late Idelle (late Sheldon) Greenberg; devoted daughter of the late Celia Minicker and the late Irving Lee; daughter-in-law of the late Isadore and the late Florence Pilchen; treasured aunt, cousin, and friend to many. As Erna wrote, “The world is a beautiful place, and people are people no matter where they are from.” Her gifts of love and friendship will stay in our lives. Service Wednesday, 10 a.m., at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.) Interment Waldheim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Council of Jewish Women, www.ncjw.org, or the charity of your choice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com 847-478-1600.