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Alec Zachary Wise
1992 - 2021
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Alec Zachary Wise, 28. Beloved son of Lyn and Robert Wise. Loving brother of Jake and Jeremy. Cherished grandson of Morton and Naomi Becker, Bette and Larry Wise. Dear nephew of Amy and Richard Wise, Scott Becker, Jami Becker and Glenn Zweig, Jeff Wise and Eric West. Fond cousin of Chloe, Bobby, Aidan, Ellie, Julia, Toby, Justin, Joshua and Mayah. Alec died peacefully at the Highland Park Hospital in the early hours of March 18th. He passed after battling a brain tumor diagnosed in May of 2019. Alec was born on August 8, 1992 in Chicago, IL. Alec was a proud alumnus of Braeside Elementary School, Edgewood Middle School, Highland Park High School, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alec graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in accounting and finance. Alec was also a beloved brother of the Sigma Alpha Mu Rho Chapter on campus. During his time at school, Alec excelled academically and made many lifelong friends. After graduation, Alec began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at BMO Capital Markets and then as an Associate at Frontenac. Alec ended his career as an Associate at DOM Capital Group where he targeted investments in the food and beverage industry. Alec was an avid lover of sports, both playing and watching. His love of sports led him to spend 10 years as a camper and a counselor at Camp Horseshoe in Rhinelander, WI. Alec grew up playing competitive basketball and baseball. His love of the Chicago White Sox, Fighting Illini, and Chicago Bears will live on forever. Most importantly, Alec was a role model to his two younger brothers and many younger cousins. He was a loving son and a friend to many. No matter what he did, Alec always displayed the highest levels of strength, courage, bravery, and confidence. These traits were highlighted during his fight with cancer. He truly did not give up until the very end. Alec will never be forgotten by the people that got the chance to know him and forever will live in the hearts of many. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the synagogue service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rory David Deutsch Foundation, 1151 Hilary Ln, Highland Park, IL 60035, or North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, or charity or your choice. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

Published by Chicago Tribune on Mar. 21, 2021.
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To the Wise Family, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear son. We only hope that his Neshama, will continue bring light to your family now and forever. Our thoughts are prayers are with you at this time.
Ricky and Lauren Jolcover
Ricky Jolcover
March 29, 2021
I just wanted to offer my sincerest sympathies and condolences for your loss. I have known Alec for almost my entire life, as he grew up down the street and he has been a close friend to my family. There were a lot of great memories including, tropical vacations, sporting events, and family dinners that will never be forgotten. There´s not too many people who are a special person like him.
Andrew Cohen
March 23, 2021
To the Wise family....we send our deepest condolences and truly are so sorry for the loss of truly a special, wonderful, amazing and sweet young man...our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family and your folks... love, the Slovins
The Slovins
March 22, 2021
Our heartfelt sympathy to you & your family. We are deeply saddened by your loss.
Gloria & Larry Schaffel
March 22, 2021
I can't imagine your pain and deep grief but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers wishing you strength.
I know you will find comfort in the memories you've built. Janice Schaffel Kirschner
janice schaffel kirschner
March 22, 2021
Our deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. No words can do justice to the pain you are feeling. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending strength. With our love.
Patty and Jay Weitzman
March 21, 2021
I am so sorry about the passing of your precious Alec. I watched him grow up and he was such a smart, talented and kind young man. A role model for any child he knew.
Nancy Cohen
March 21, 2021
My thoughts are with you all. I am very sorry . He sounds like a great kid.
Merle Styer
March 21, 2021
Please accept my sincere condolences in light of this unimaginable loss. I remember Alec as wonderfully nice young boy. I´m hoping that your memories of Alec will help you through. Peace to the Wise Family Sincerely, Robin Wilkie
Robin Wilkie
March 21, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Suzy (Simon) and Joel Fink
March 21, 2021
Naomi, so sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing
Phyllis Silver
March 21, 2021
Lyn I am so sorry to hear about your son. My heart and thoughts are with you. My deepest condolences. Francie
Francie Pinkwater
March 19, 2021
We are so sorry for the loss of Alec. He was such a great kid and we will always remember his fun loving attitude and great disposition. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He will forever be in our hearts!
The Lyman Family
March 19, 2021
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