Helene Mabel Rivlin
Helene Mabel Rivlin of Skokie, Illinois and Palm Beach, Florida died in Florida peacefully at the age of 91 on January 12th, 2021. Helene was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Anna Mabel, her husband Gerald Rivlin, beloved son, Daniel, and her sisters Molly Bratter and Dorthy Prober. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and is survived by her children Deborah (Thom), Sandy (Rick), Jeff (Lee), and Annette (Bruce), her grandchildren Jenna (Mike), Aly (Sean), Sophie (Dawson), Will, Matthew, Anabelle and Jory, and her great grand children Olivia Willits and Ella Coleman. She is also survived by her sister Josie Grant (Dick Grant) and her devoted caregiver Jocelyn White. She graduated from the University of Illinois and continued her work in Early Education. Helene's selfless and generous spirit touched friends and family across the globe, and she will be missed dearly. She fiercely believed in democracy and equality and died with a political passion for a better world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to No Kid Hungry, www.nokidhungry.org,

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 14, 2021.
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Our hearts are very sad for the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady. Both of your parents will always be remembered fondly by us. Herb and Beverly
Beverly and Herb Goldstein
January 16, 2021
I am here in the same bldg in Palm Beach and because of covid I haven´t seen Helene for the first time in 30 years. I loved her dearly and I will miss her so very much. She was caring, smart, cultured, loving, generous, wise and just a spectacular woman. To all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, you have my deepest sympathy and her legacy and that of Jerry´s live on in all of you! She was so proud of each and every one of you. May she Rest In Peace
Brandi Aisenberg
January 14, 2021
Helene always told everyone I was her “baby sister” & she always took great care of me & protected me; right up until the time of her death. We had a very Special bond, that will never be broken. She was my best friend & I loved her so very much! I was blessed to have her as my sister. She left me with Precious & happy memories. I will miss her everyday!
Josie Grant
Sister
January 14, 2021
Aunt Helene was the most thoughtful, generous, loving, & compassionate woman I have ever known. Anyone whose life she touched, knows what a blessing she was. She left a Precious legacy. May she Rest In Peace . Love you forever, Aunt Helene.
Nancy Dougal
Family
January 14, 2021