Libby Matlin
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Libby Matlin nee Hammer, 91

Beloved wife of the late Donald Matlin. Loving mother of Eric (Gloria) Matlin, Marc (Jay Goldstein) Matlin and Marlee (Kevin Grandalski) Matlin. Proud grandmother of Zack (Katie) Matlin, Arielle (Sean) Hofherr, Sarah Grandalski, Brandon Grandalski, Tyler Grandalski and Isabelle Grandalski. Adored great-grandmother of Hannah and Noah Matlin. Dear sister of the late Jason (the late Norma) Hammer and the late Sara (the late Paul) Lieberman, and sister-in-law of Steve Matlin. Cherished aunt of many. Graveside service (only for vaccinated people to attend) Thursday 12:30PM at Waldheim Cemetery, Gate 238, 18th and Harlem, Forest Park. Memorials in her memory to CJE, 3003 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645, would be appreciated. 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 Oct. 14, 2021.
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Graveside service
Waldheim Cemetery, Gate 238
18th and Harlem, Forest Park, IL
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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thinking of you all with .
John and Gayle O´HOLLERAN
October 24, 2021
Late yesterday I learned that Libby Matlin passed away. The news saddened me, and I began reflecting on my memories of Libby and the Matlin family. My parents became good friends with Libby and Donny, and my brother, sister and I with Eric, Marc and Marlee. Through my pre-teen and early teenage years I remember being a frequent fixture at the Matlin's house, enjoying their company and creating countless ways to enjoy the hours (no cellphones or other distractions). I particularly remember Libby as one of the "inner circle" mothers who our neighborhood families entrusted with their kids. There really was an "it takes a Village ..." cooperative amongst the Morton Grove car dealers. One memory still vivid in my mind was the wooden console record player and their collection of records that included many Broadway show and movie soundracks. I'm pretty sure that it was Libby's interest, and became her influence. One record, "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd" featuring Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusie (sp?) stuck with me through college, when I chose one of the songs for my Voice class performance. Libby truly created a creative, performing atmosphere in her household, evidenced by Marlee's choice of career in the performing arts, and Eric's as an attorney. With Libby, I always knew what was permitted and what was not -- she was clear and direct when it came to expectations. That quality earned my respect. So though I am saddened at the news, I'd rather think back to the happy times spent with Libby and the entire Matlin family. Libby was a unique lady, and I'm sure one that will be truly missed by many. With fond memories, Gary Vicari
Gary Vicari
October 15, 2021
Dear Eric, Gloria and family, Randy I extend our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Libby, your mother and the matriarch of your family. We know the pain of the loss of one´s mother. We hope that you will be comforted by fond memories of her and how she touched all of your lives. With love ~
Lauren Seaman Enslin
October 15, 2021
I will always remember the kindness and love your mom and dad gave to our family. May your memories give you peace and comfort at this time
October 15, 2021
Always in my heart!
Enid Jaffa
October 15, 2021
Libby will always be a valued volunteer with our Miami Living Values team! An angel among us now!
Kathy Shea
October 14, 2021
Our condolences. My dad loved your parents. May your mom´s memory be a blessing
Adam And Annette
October 14, 2021
I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. It was an honor to assist her with her care. My deepest sympathy.
Kathleen A Hanrahan
October 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy but thank God you have wonderful memories to help comfort you. Sending My Love, Elaine Minkus Carlesco
Elaine B Carlesco
October 14, 2021
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