Charlotte Lindon (nee Kiefer), 96, of Glenview, IL passed away on July 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife for 53 years of the late Elick Lindon and the devoted daughter of the late Alex and Theresa (Philipson) Kiefer. Charlotte graduated with honors from Northwestern University in the first year of World War II. Wanting to help in the war effort, she left graduate school to become a social worker with the American Red Cross. When the war ended, she resumed her studies and became a licensed clinical psychologist. She did diagnostic testing and psychotherapy with individuals and groups and advised businesses about hiring and promoting personnel. While working in the Human Development Department at the University of Chicago she became involved in a study of homes for the aged. Her research made her appreciate how much things have changed for the elderly. She was very grateful to live at the Vi in Glenview for over 15 years. In 1994 Charlotte was diagnosed with cancer. Two years later she co-founded an on line support group that now assists patients and physicians across the United States and in 51 countries who have her rare form of cancer. Both when she was working and when she retired Charlotte volunteered with a number of non-profit agencies. Included were the Ark, the Council for Jewish Elderly, and the North Shore Senior Center. As court Appointed Special Advocate in the juvenile court system, she was named the CASA Volunteer of the Year in 2004. In 1979 she founded the Elick and Charlotte Lindon Foundation with a mission to better the lives of those who were disabled and/or disadvantaged. She actively researched organizations that made effective use of charitable funds and found pleasure in giving. She also found great enjoyment in being with members of her growing family. Charlotte was the devoted mother of Anne (the late Harvey) Forman of Brookline, MA, Gary (Debbie) Lindon of Glenview, IL and Timothy (Lisa) Lindon of Washington DC. She was a proud grandmother of Sharon (Craig) Sender, Benjamin,(Anne) Forman, Zachary (Erica) Lindon, Jori (Jeffrey) Bosken, Bryce Lindon, Emily [fiancé Lucas Muller] Lindon and Julia Lindon. Her beautiful great grandchildren were Hannah Sender, Caleb Sender, Eloise Forman, Cecily Forman, Lorelai Lindon, Reese Lindon, Adley Lindon, Tobey Lindon and Noa Bosken. Funeral service Thurs, 7/20/17, 11 AM, at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette. Interment Rosehill. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to JourneyCare, 405 N Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington IL 60010 or a charity of your choice
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 19, 2017.