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
Theatre Forward, www.theatreforward.org
and First Candle SIDS Support and Research, www.firstcandle.org
. Private service on Friday. For a link to view service and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 14, 2021.