Sheila A. Medow
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Sheila A. Medow nee Dubin, 70

Beloved wife of Ronald A. Medow. Loving mother of Josh (Tricia) Medow and Lana Medow. Cherished Bubbie of Philip, Brody and Samantha.

Dear sister of Robert (Debbie) Dubin. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the chapel service and interment are private. Please contact Eris at for specific service and shiva information. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Ark, 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60645, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jul. 31, 2020.
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August 6, 2020
Every time Ron and Sheila would stop by at 5006 The Room Would Light Up! Sis and Jack thought You both were the Best! Josh and Launa too! We all do!
Susan Lloyd Gibson
August 4, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I am proud to say that Sheila was a part of my life since 1989. She was there with mr through most of my life, being my best friend and most importantly a mentor through my whole life. She was a person I confided on and someone who truly became a part of my family. Through the years the advice given by Sheila was the best advice a person could give. She will always have a special place in my heart and will always be seen as part of my family. Her spirit will continue to live with in our lives and she will never be forgotten. I hope that god gives her family the strength during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with the Medow Family. Much Love, Santiago Muno and Family.
Santiago Munoz
August 3, 2020
We were so saddened to hear that Sheila had passed away. She always had a big smile and huge hug for us whenever we saw her. Such a beautiful soul. Our condolences to Ron, Josh, Lana, Robert and their entire families. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cousins Don and Marcia
August 2, 2020
Her gift for teaching was passed on to her son, Josh. With admiration, I watched him teach many health care trainees. Succinct, with a touch a humor to lighten high intensity situations and always welcoming questions. Teachers like them make the world a better place. My family extends our hearts to yours.
Deb Sutinen
August 2, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Ronnie, Josh and Lana and all of Sheila’s family. She was a bright star to all she touched. She was wise and cared deeply. A rare and wonderful person with a smile that said it all. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
Pat Gordon
July 31, 2020
Our family sends heartfelt condolences to Sheila's family as we are greatly saddened by the news of her passing. Two of our three children were in the beloved Mrs. Medow's kindergarten classroom at Crow Island where they began each day with her warm smile and hug. We all have fond memories of her impact on those years of early learning and transition to the "big" school. Blessings to her family.
The Holme Family
July 31, 2020
My heart is very heavy- Sheila was one of the kindest and most loving people I have ever known. My 5 boys ADORED Mrs. Medow at Crow Island. Please know that sooo many people are grieving with you, and that you are in our prayers. I will smile the next time I see a Monarch butterfly....
Maggie Crane and Family
July 31, 2020
Mrs. Medow was the sweetest, gentlest and kindest human being on earth, with the most beautiful heart and soul. She was the best kindergarten teacher one can dream for! She brought my quiet daughter out of her cocoon to became a vibrant butterfly. We're so fortunate to have met her! Heartbroken to hear, and our deepest sympathies to the family...
Helen Hudson
July 31, 2020
Two of our four children were lucky to have Mrs. Medow as their teacher. What a fabulous experience - and in fact one became a teacher - am sure because of her influence! We are so sorry to find out about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Linda Nelson
July 31, 2020
Mrs Medow was one of the most inspirational teachers we had. Her enthusiasm was infectious and we will never forget her smile and warmth. At such an important part of our lives, she taught us to be kind, care for one another, and show compassion. She will be dearly missed. Sending our thoughts and prayers to her family.
The Nations Family
July 31, 2020
On behalf of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, our prayers and condolences go out to the entire Medow family. Her life was much loved and her gifts were much appreciated by all. Our contribution has been made in her name to The Ark.
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin - Madison
July 31, 2020
Three of my four kids had Sheila, and she set the tone for their loving Crow Island. She was such a warm, loving teacher, and a fabulous educator to boot. This is such a devastating loss. I am so sorry.
Libby Joyce
July 30, 2020
Our thoughts are with you and your family. So blessed to know Mrs Medow. A truly wonderful person who will be so missed.
Zbaraz Family
July 30, 2020
I want to tell you how much my two children loved Mrs. Meadow. She was their kindergarten teacher, and though they are now 16 and 13, they still talk about her and their memories of that year. She was amazingly loving but firm, and the kids adored her. I will always be grateful to her for giving my kids a curiosity for the world around them and a passion for learning that will benefit them throughout their lives. Sheila was a beautiful person who's smile was contagoius and who made a difference for so many children. If you measure a life by the number of people you help and the good you do while here, then Shelia must be resting peacefully, knowing she lived a very full and meaningful life. I know her family will miss her greatly, and the thoughts and prayers of our family go out to all of hers.
Dawn Livingston
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