Donald Matlin
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Donald "Donny" Matlin, 83. Beloved husband of Libby nee Hammer. Loving father of Eric (Gloria) Matlin, Marc (Jay Goldstein) Matlin and Marlee (Kevin Grandalski) Matlin.Proud grandfather of Zack, Arielle, Sarah, Brandon, Tyler and Isabelle. Dear brother of Steven Matlin. A proud "Vest Sider," who made people laugh, he will be missed by many. Service Monday 12 noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment Waldheim. Memorials in his memory to the International Center on Deafness and the Arts Through Education "ICODA", 614 Anthony Trail, Northbrook, IL 60062, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

Published by Chicago Tribune from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9, 2013.
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I just learned of the passing of Don Maitlin. I met Don at dr Alves office in Hollywood Florida where we were both being treated for multiple myeloma. I would sit next to him In treatment. We definitely had a great time despite the circumstances. He was fun and funny. We were kindred spirits. I was diagnosed at the young age of 46 and told Don how lucky I thought he was to be diagnosed at an older age. He was a lot of fun and told me some great stories from his past. He spoke of his kids and I found out he had a famous daughter. He truly loved his family. One day I asked him how he was feeling. He said "like I got run over by a truck". While I'm sure it was true we both laughed. Don was a great guy and I enjoyed spending time with him.
Mike Sadaka
June 6, 2014
Mrs. Matlin, Eric/Gloria, Marc/Jay, Marlee/Kevin and grandchildren,

Please accept my belated sympathies regarding to your beloved husband/father/father in law/grandfather's death. I had first found out this sad news a few weeks ago when I went to my mother's home for Thanksgiving in the Chicago area.

May your loving memories of your husband/father/father in law and grandfather bring you much needed comfort now and forevermore!!

Ellen M. Kays
December 11, 2013
Dear Libby,
Our condolences on the loss of your dear husband Donny. He was so well loved and we have such fun memories of him. May the great memories you and your family have sustain you during this difficult time. Best to you,
Mark and Helen Nahabedian
Marco Island, Florida
October 11, 2013
Libby & Family:so sorry to learn of Donny's passing-our sincere condolences
Marsha & Mel Romanoff
October 11, 2013
Marlee and Family, I am so sorry to find out of the passing of your father. My deepest condolences.
Marian Farris
October 10, 2013
Marlee: You have my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. It's so hard to say goodbye to someone you love. Look upon our Lord for comfort: Psalm 23
Judy Doetsch
October 10, 2013
To the Matlin family, I am very sorry for the loss of your dear husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May y'all be comforted that Mr. Matlin is now at peace and no more suffering. May the Good Lord bless y'all in your time of sorrow.

Kathryn E Hale
October 9, 2013
The Field family extends our heart felt condolences for the passing of Donald Matlin.
Susie Field
October 9, 2013
To the Matlin Family,

Deepest Condolences on the passing of Donnie...
The Dauer Family (Debbie Rootberg)
October 8, 2013
Libby& family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Don. We all loved him very much. He was the highlight of many of our winters in Florida. He was our neighbour down the hall. We will miss him dearly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Love The Mosko family in Toronto
October 7, 2013
To the a Matlin Family,

I am so sorry to have heard about the passing of Donny. May he rest in peace and you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have.

Debbie Starr and famiy
October 7, 2013
Dear Libby and family,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father and grandfather, Donny. He was deeply loved.


Lenie Fleischer
October 7, 2013
Dear Libby and family, So sorry to hear of Donny's passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Myrna and Don Roiter
October 7, 2013

So sorry for the loss. Condolences to all of your family.
Kelly Wise
October 6, 2013
Deepest condolences and love to all.
Tony and Caryn Kovanic
Tony and Caryn Kovanic
October 6, 2013
Libby & Family

Please accept are deepest sympathy for

you and your family in your bereavement

Marcia & Scotty Gotteiner

Scottsdale Az
October 6, 2013
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
ethel and buddy schwartz
October 6, 2013
Dear Libby & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We send our deepest condolences and love to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandi & Don Schwartz
October 6, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sharon and Robert Katz
October 6, 2013
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