Karyn Rudy Kamen
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Karyn Rudy Kamen, 53, amazing and devoted mother of Joshua and Jacob: beloved daughter of Thelma and Stuart; cherished sister of Michael (Cindy); adored aunt of Joseph and Kaitlyn; treasured friend of many. Chapel service Thursday 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Karyn's memory for Joshua and Jacob is being developed at Congregation B'nai Tikvah. For information and condolences, (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Sep. 25, 2018.
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October 1, 2018
Dear Cindy and Michael,
I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you all in my prayers. May God grant you strength, and comfort in this most difficult time. My heart aches for you all. Devasting to hear this.
Thinking and praying for your peace and strength.
Yazmin Gardner (in Florida)
Yazmin Gardner
September 29, 2018
My sincerest condolences. I am sorry for your loss. May Karyn rest in piece. God bless.
September 28, 2018
I just heard the news that this was daughter, Thelma & Stuart; Enid told us. My heart goes out to you all. We are all devasted for you. Our sincerest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Sue Masaracchia-Roberts
September 28, 2018
May Karyn's memory be a blessing. My heart goes out to Josh and Jake,

Chuck Bohm
Chuck Bohm
September 27, 2018
To the Rudy Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Karyn's boys during this difficult time. May your memories of her become a blessing.
Alysa & Norm Walack
September 27, 2018
May her light live on by keeping her memories alive in your heart. ❤
A Friend
September 27, 2018
There are no words that can express my deepest sympathies for Karyn's boys and family. I was a friend of Karyn's in high school and have-not seen her in years, but I have such a vivid memory of the friendliest girl with the biggest smile. I know that the huge community that Karyn has touched over the years is praying for her family at this such tragic time. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. May all your wonderful memories with Karyn bring you comfort- she will always be with you.
Felice Williams
September 27, 2018
To the Rudy Family,

Words cannot express your tragic loss. Karyn was a loving and caring person. My heart aches as I think of her boys, Josh and Jake, having 2 grown kids of my own. It has been a long time, but my best memories are from Chesterfield. We all grew up together, playing foosball tournaments at the pool, playing in the park even after the sun set for the day. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, as I hope you are able to find peace.

Lisa (Gordon) Bajorek, Crystal Lake, IL
September 27, 2018
To The Rudy Family: We grew up and spent time together as we shared the same court in Chesterfield. I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the entire Rudy Family and Karen's beautiful sons. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much Love,
Faith Gomberg
Lived on Crain Street
September 26, 2018
Dear Thelma and Stuart,
Our deepest sympathies to your entire family on the death of your beloved daughter Karyn. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Hopefully your wonderful memories of Karyn will give you some comfort.
Robert and Joanne Colen
September 26, 2018
May the wonderful memories Karyn made with her boys comfort them through this incredibly devastating loss. Our thoughts are with Jake and Josh, wishing them peace
Gary & Beth Perlman
September 26, 2018
May Karen's memory be a blessing for the family and in time, bring you peace and comfort.

Marshall and Joan Hechter
Marshall Hechter
September 26, 2018
Our son, Liam, was in Mosh Bet with Jake at OSRUI. Our whole family mourns your loss. May Karyn's memory be for a blessing.
--The Spilker Family (Minnesota)
September 26, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Deeann Shapiro Levy
September 26, 2018
Our condolences to Karyns family and especially her wonderful sons who she loved more than anything in this world. Karyn was a big part of the fine arts community at Deerfield High School and my daughter would always come home and said she saw Karyn who gave her big hugs. Thank you Karyn for being a wonderful mother , raising two wonderful children and being always so sweet, kind and a ray of sunshine for my daughter Ty.
May your memory be a blessing. You will be forever in our hearts.
The Melnicks
Lisa, Andy, Eve and Ty
Lisa Melnick
September 26, 2018
Thelma, Stuart and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the privilege of knowing Karyn. While I didn't know her well, she left a footprint on my heart. My daughter Robin had Karyn as a substitute teacher years ago. Karyn was so well liked by all of the students, Robin was so proud to to call Karyn her cousin. My heart is broken for you all. I will continue to send prayers of comfort and healing.
Natalie Chalmers
September 26, 2018
I"m so sorry for your loss, May God bring your family peace
Colleen McGuire
September 26, 2018
My heart will always tear,
A loving soul I will not forget
It will take time to heal
It will take time for the grief to wane
You were such a great mom, friend and daughter.
The memory of your bubbly personality and your bright smile will help light the darkness.
We will remember you
Rest in peace
Mark Michaels
September 26, 2018
Prayers for your children, Karyn, from a former Hebrew school friend. May your memory be a light, comfort and a blessing for them all the days of their lives.
Sharon Biales Kagen
September 26, 2018
I'm so very sorry for this terrible loss. My heart grieves with the entire extended family of Karyn.
Karen Pearlman
September 25, 2018
My childhood friend- im so profoundly saddened and brokenhearted.
Jacqui Weiner -O'Shea
September 25, 2018
We just heard about your terrible loss. There are no words to tell you how we feel. Just wanted to send our condolences and tell you we are thinking of you.
Sheila & Jerry werner
Sheila Werner
September 25, 2018
My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Josh and Jake as well as with all of Karyn's family and friends. Boys, I know your mom loved you fiercely.
Amy Chaness
September 25, 2018
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
September 25, 2018
Please accept our sincere condolences.

September 25, 2018
Although far too soon heaven has just received a magical angel. Sending love to the entire family. Hoping that you can find comfort in all of your wonderful memories. Karyn was a happy,sweet and compassionate woman. She will be greatly missed.
Lisa M
September 25, 2018
Jake's Bar Mitzvah 2016
Annette Leibovitz
September 25, 2018
Josh's Bar Mitzvah 2014
Annette Leibovitz
September 25, 2018
Dear Stu and Thelma, Although we never met Karyn, she must have been amazing. May God give you Shalom and comfort in your sorrow.
Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss..
Mike and Renee Malter
September 25, 2018
The Kamen family has been a big part of our Deerfield community. My son goes to school with Josh. Since Kindergarten (12 years), every time we've seen the family, they seemed so happy. It's VERY difficult to grasp this tragedy. My prayer is that Josh and Jake can still fulfill their dreams in life and that ALL of us can step up as a community to make sure these boys get the same opportunities that our kids do! I don't know the family well but if someone is organizing an effort to help care for the boys, I would like to participate however I can. My email is kristenkap@yahoo.com. Peace be with you!
Kristen Kaplan
September 25, 2018
may God console this family during such a difficult time, i hope you find comfort in the words found in John 6:40
September 25, 2018
I'll miss your bright shiny personality.
Christina Coleman
September 24, 2018
Rest In Peace Karyn. You were such an amazing teacher, and those who knew you were blessed. You will be missed.
Ari S.
September 24, 2018
Rest In Peace Karyn . Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Joanna Kieplin
September 24, 2018
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Psalm 20:1, 2
P. Goss
September 24, 2018
Rest In Peace, my beautiful beautiful friend. You were a fierce force of nature and an amazing mother and friend. My thoughts are with Josh and Jake now, and they will be forever surrounded by love and support I promise you. Sleep well my friend.
Mindy Hester
Family Friend
September 24, 2018
Karyn was an amazing lady who never met a stranger. My heart goes out to her sweet boys, her family, and friends. May her memories be a blessing to all. Rest in Peace my sweet friend.
Susan Hendrickson
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