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Mike (Moritz) (SHLOFROCK) LANGER Obituary
After a brief illness, Mike passed away on December 22, 2017. He leaves behind his wife, Susan Marantz, family members John Shlofrock, Elisa Shlofrock Zusman, Irene Marantz, Jeffrey and Barbara Marantz, Debra Marantz, Ellen Marantz, Sarah Marantz and Ira Lindenberg, David Marantz, Jeff, Susan, Sharon and Beth Blum, Candy, Marc and Bria Bernstein. His three friends who were his brothers in every way Vas, Henry and John and his friend, Mary. His beloved dogs, Molly and Moe and many more friends and family will also miss him terribly. Mike was preceded in death by his parents Leon Shlofrock and Ruth Bartashunas, his brother, Jay Shlofrock and his Bubbe, Ida Langer Gecker to whom he was completely devoted. She was his inspiration throughout his life. Mike was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Brooklyn and Queens. He moved to Chicago area to attend the University of Illinois where he studied chemical engineering. Most of his career was spent in the insurance industry except when he was pursuing his passions of flying and skiing He became a pilot because it was a great way to see out of state clients or head to Jackson Hole for a weekend of skiing. His love of skiing prompted him to start a ski tour company so he could ski worldwide as a vocation. Mike was a true New Yorker as he loved good food and wine. Only New York bagels would do hence the deliveries via Fedex. He was thrilled when Susan ("my wife, the doctor") was offered a job in the California wine country and so began years of collecting wine and exploring the culinary experiences of Sonoma, Napa and San Francisco. Aging parents brought Mike and Susan back to Chicago in 2001 but they were in the process of returning to California and had just completed the renovation of their new California home with the hopes of retirement in the Pinot when he became ill. Mike was a friend to all with an amazing spirit and over the top generosity. He would always help a friend in need. He set up a scholarship to fund university tuition for friends and family member's children to be able to pursue their educational dreams. Mike was a devoted son, nephew and grandson and made sure his mother, aunt and grandmother always had what they needed. Mike was especially devoted to his wife, Susan. Susan was his best friend, his soulmate and he loved the idea of having his personal physician 24/7. Funeral services will be held at Etz Chaim Synagogue, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:00 am CST. Live streaming will be available or in the archives. Please contact the synagogue at 1-204-589-6305 for information. A celebration of Mike is being held on January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Mia Figlia restaurant, 5304 W. Devon, Chicago. Friends are invited to attend. Please RSVP to [email protected]
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2017
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