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Evelyn Kestenbaum Averick

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Evelyn Kestenbaum Averick, 90, passed away peacefully in her home in Chicago on Feb. 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late Walter Averick; devoted mother to Jeffrey (Helen Hoch) Averick of Marblehead, MA, Sara (Marcus) Weiss of Newton, MA and Ellen (Larry) Schor of Chicago; loving grandmother of eight and adored aunt. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Mountainside, NJ, Boca Raton, FL and in Chicago for the past five years. She was a gifted singer, accomplished and recognized writer, editor, writing therapist, the award-winning writer and producer of the documentary film, "He That Hath Clean Hands". A committed supporter with her husband of Israel, including the opening of a nursery school in Israel as well as numerous philanthropic endeavors, she was an intellect whose thirst for knowledge and self-reflection was continually quenched throughout her life. Memorial Service Friday, 1 p.m. at Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Pl, Chicago. Expressions of remembrance in memory of her beloved nine year old grandson who died from complications pertaining to undiagnosed type 1 diabetes may be sent to: Jordan Bennett Weiss Fund, PO Box 590223, Newton, MA, 02459. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 2, 2012
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