Gene A. Garlin
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Gene A. Garlin, beloved husband for 50 years of Carole, nee Crafton; loving father of Jeffrey (Marla) Garlin and Michael (Mindy) Garlin; proud "Pappy" of James, Duke, Bradley and Marisa; dear brother of Barry Garlin; cherished uncle and friend of many. Services were on Tuesday. Memorials in his memory to Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093, www.templejeremiah.org would be appreciated. For Shiva information, please call Chicago Jewish Funerals-Buffalo Grove Chapel 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com

  

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Nov. 2, 2011.
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October 26, 2019
Reminded regularly of your kindness, wisdom and sense of humor, Gene. You left a lovely legacy.
Donna Sorise
Friend
April 2, 2012
Dear Carole , I am so sorry I did not know Gene passed on until today when I spoke with you. He and I always had good "neighbor" chats. Peter , Peyton and I will miss him. We are always here for you should you ever need anything. Roxanne
Roxanne Helgeson-Cuitino
January 13, 2012
Dear Carole and family,

Gene gave me my start in Legal Administration as his assistant in the early 80's after teaching me in an ALA class. If it weren't for him I may never have become a Legal Administrator, a career I've followed for 20+ years. I have often thought in a tough situation "What would Gene Garlin do?". I just heard of his passing and I am so deeply sorry. He was a wonderful man who touched many lives and was an excellent example of how to be professional and how to laugh at it all as well.

Regards,
Tina L. Smoyer
Tina Smoyer
November 24, 2011
Carole, I am so sorry for your loss. We are always thinking of you. We are glad that you were able to move up north to spend happy years with your children and grandchildren, and now you all have each other for support at this time of need. We love you.
Brittany from Otto's
Brittany Westcott
November 24, 2011
Carole I am so sorry to hear about Gene. you and he have been on my mind a lot and the funny times we shared at Otto's With Love Buffy and Doug
Buffy Blodgett
November 22, 2011
Dear Carol and the Garlin Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Gene was a beautiful, caring person. He took a chance and hired me at Sparber Shevin when I first came to FL in the early 80's. He was such a pleasure to know.I last saw him at the reunion and he told me that he was moving to Chicago to be with his family. I'm so glad he made that move. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and had the pleasure of calling him friend. My condolences to you. Best regards, Lorraine Massey
November 18, 2011
Dear Jeff and Marla, Michael joins me in sending our deepest condolences. Elaine Leboff-Ries
November 16, 2011
Carol, Gene was a wonderful man and all of us at Sparber Shevin were fortunate to have worked with him and to have called him a friend. We will miss him greatly
Arnie Shevin
November 16, 2011
I am very sorry to hear about Gene's passing. He served as a consultant to me and my law firm just before his move to Chicago. We had many heart to heart talks. I always respected his opinion. He was also a very proud papa. I am really sad to hear the news and I wish the Garlin family comfort at this time. I know our office manager Mirlene feels the same way. I will think of him every time I watch Jeff with smiling thoughts. Barry Nelson
November 15, 2011
Gregg and I will always hold a special place in our heart for Gene. He was ALWAYS a guardian angel to me....hiring me at Sparber Shevin, where I met Gregg, officiating at our wedding, hiring me again for another project, ALWAYS there, right when I needed it most...with a kind word, and that sweet smile.....forever in my heart...You will never be forgotten for all of your good deeds will be remembered forever.God Bless You.
Darlene Truxton
November 15, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Gene was a great friend, great husband, great father, and a wonderful human being.

Love,
Ron Book
November 15, 2011
Dear Carole & Family:
Word has just filtered down to Florida of Gene's death. I met Gene at Sparber Shevin where he made many lifelong friends and we stayed in touch after the firm closed. He was a great guy and I will miss him. We didn't talk much once he relocated to Chicago, but he was often in my thoughs. My condolences to you.
Larry Ploucha
November 14, 2011
Mr. Garlin was a kind and sweet man, a great example and truly an inspiration to me in the beginning of my working life. I will definitely miss his wonderful sense of humor. May he rest in peace. My deepest sympathies. Nancy Onega
Nancy Onega
November 14, 2011
Dear Jeff, Carole and the Garlin family,
We've been out of the Country and just learned that Gene passed away. He was very dear to me, since our Blackwell Walker days. I last saw Gene (and Carole) at a wedding and reminded him how special he was to me. The world has lost a true gentleman. I treasure the "Coffee Break" video we made. I am so sorry he's gone, but grateful for having known him - and Mrs. Garlin, and of course, Jeff. I'll never forget Gene. My deepest sympathies. Donna
Donna Sorise
November 4, 2011
Dear Carole,
I just got word of Gene's passing. What a wonderful upbeat person. I enjoyed so much when you and Gene moved into the office next to mine in Hollywood in the early 90s. I will always have fond memories of you and Gene. My deepest sympathy to you and the Family. Jim & Amy Multack
November 3, 2011
Dear Carole and family
Was so sorry to hear about Gene - Sending you my deepest sympathy
I am in Arizona and will call when I get back to Chicago.
Love,
Marilyn Mayer and family
November 3, 2011
Dear Carole,
So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.
Jeri (Hoffman) and Goody Salzman
Jeri and Goody Salzman
November 2, 2011
Dear Carole,

Our deepest sympathy cannot be stated in words that would minimize the loss of Gene. I know you realize the inner thoughts I personally have for you and that will live on for the remainder of our lives. Hopefully this will bring some comfort when coping with the loss of Gene.

Love,

Sandi & Phil Johnson
November 2, 2011
To Jeff and your family, please except my deepest condolences. Love, Elaine Soloway
November 2, 2011
Our deepest sympathy and hearflet prayers to the Garlin family. We love you.. Robin Lipnack
Robin Lipnack
November 2, 2011
Our deepest condolence to Carole and family of Gene A. Garlin., formerly of Plantation FL. Gene was President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County, Florida, 1994-1995.
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On behalf of the JGSBC Board.
Bernard Israelite Kouchel, Founder, Past President,
November 2, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Your friends,

Jackie & Phil Burnstein
November 2, 2011
Dear Carole and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. It is thru your wonderful memories that Gene will live on in your hearts forever. There are others who;s lives will be enriched because of his goodness.May this confort you.
Judi and Terry Bressler
Judi - Terry Bressler
November 2, 2011
Dear Carole,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gene's memory will live on through all those that loved and cherished him.
With love,
Norm
Norman Jacobson
November 2, 2011
Dear Carole,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gene's memory will live on through all those that loved and cherished him.
With love,
Norm
Norman Jacobson
November 1, 2011
Ila and I want you to know how sad we are to hear about Gene's death. Please know that we are thinking of you and your loved ones.
Ila Lewis and Nancy Lewis Pollack
Nancy and Ila
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