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Michael Adam Kandel, age 47, beloved son of the late Sharlene, nee Lebow and Gerald L. Kandel, MD; loving brother of Lauren (Dan Goldberg) Marks, Diane (Carey) Smolensky, Paul (McKinzie) Kandel and the late Stuart Kandel; adored UNCLE RENO of Jennifer, Joshua, Blake, Rachel, Ali, Caleb and Meadow; dear nephew of Madalyn (David) Gordon, Marvin (Sue) Fox and the late Sandy Fox; special friend to many all over the world. Michael was a free spirit and always did things "his way." "Let the Freak Flag Fly." Service Monday, 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 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe, #3420, Chicago, IL 60603. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.

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Published in Chicago Tribune from May 20 to May 22, 2015.
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July 14, 2017
Hello, I just want to express my sympathy and condolence to Michael's family and friends. I only ever knew him through his music. I bought his album back when I was in college and would sing its praises to anyone who seemed interested. I was happy to hear some tracks being played on KEXP one morning a couple of years ago, but then I was brought to tears when the DJ announced that Michael was gone.

I'm mentioning all this now because "We All Want To Be Free" was just on in the car and I felt a bit of loss again.
June 15, 2015
We just learned of Michael's passing and want
to extend our heartfelt condolences to the
entire family. He was too young and we too
are saddened by his loss. Andi & Irv Shainberg.
May 24, 2015
Lauren and Family
So sorry to learn of your brother's passing. Please know that Mike and I are thinking of you all.
Fondly, Nancy and Mike Golden
Nancy and Mike Golden
May 23, 2015
Condolences to all his loved one. From high school to the present day, Mike is among the most gentle and generous people I've known.
Don S
May 20, 2015
Lauren and Family,
I am so saddened for your loss and send my sincerest condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers with you...big hugs
Teri Zander
May 20, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family already traumatized by the deaths of Sharlene&Gerry. We are with all of you in spirit. Love you all, Coralie& Irv crodgen
May 20, 2015
A very dear friend who I will miss every day.

Mike was a friend, a mentor and a confidante. My sincere condolences to his friends and family everywhere.
phillip western
May 20, 2015
Susan and Family your in my prayers. Sorry for your loss! !
Tammy Mormino
May 20, 2015
We were so sorry to hear about your brother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Randi and Al Sagall
Randi Sagall
May 20, 2015
Dan Goldberg

Michael you were a good friend and I will miss our pool games and endless conversations about family and life

Love you buddy
Dan Goldberg
May 20, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss...
Caryn Shulman
May 20, 2015
Tony Gordon
May 20, 2015
Michel was a unique and interesting individual, and my nephew, and deserved to live longer
Uncle Marv Fox
May 20, 2015
We are soo sorry for your loss and are praying for your family.

Jamie Gitlitz - Trepelas and the Gitlitz family
Jamie Gitlitz - Trepelas
May 20, 2015
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