Irwin Gothelf, age 81, of Skokie, beloved husband and best friend for 59 years of Beverly, nee Shapiro; loving father of Alan (Debbie) Gothelf, Joyce (Jim) Drake, Sharon Gothelf and Joel Gothelf; adored Zayde of Elena Drake; devoted son of the late Esther and the late Jack Gothelf; cherished brother of the late Iris (late Errol) Sturt; fond brother-in-law of Sandra (Fred) Miller; dear nephew of Anita (late Alan) Lapping and many other late aunts and uncles; treasured uncle, cousin and friend to many. Service Thursday, 12 Noon, at The Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove (1 blk N. of Lake Cook Rd.). Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood, IL 60712. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.