Martin Rockwell
Martin Rockwell, 87, Korean War Army Veteran, beloved husband and best friend of Sandra Rockwell (nee Schuster - Litt) and the late Toby Rockwell (nee Spievak); loving father of Debbie (Marc) Posner; also a caring father of Lee (Dan) Tresley, Rhonda Litt, and Eric (Alice) Litt; proud "Papa" of Stephen and Tessa Posner, Emily, Jack, and Michael Tresley, Ryan, Nora, and Aiden Litt; devoted son of the late Philip and Edith Rockwell; dedicated brother of the late Rita (the late Ari) Royek; cherished brother-in-law of Harriet (the late Morris) Hackman; dear uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Marty was a Mentch with a capital M. He was very active in the Jewish War Veterans, serving as a Commander of Post 89 and the Department of Illinois JWV. He dedicated his career to the Chicago Public School system, and upon retirement taught teachers how to teach. He volunteered his time at The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, along with many other organizations. We all loved him very much and he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, A private service will be held. Livestream information: On Thursday, November 26th at 10:30 am search for the Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home Facebook Page, then scroll down to Martin's name to watch the service. For the interment, tune in on the same page around 12:00 pm. For information: call Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home at 847-256-5700.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 26, 2020.
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Mr. Rockwell ("Rocky") was a tireless advocate for Kelvyn Park HS for the students and staff during challenging times. I met him after substitute teaching there many times. He (and other admin) offered me a full time job shortly after. I learned so much from him and his wise comrades. He was honorable, loyal, and did what he had to do to fulfill his job duties, which were many. He was also a friendly, compassionate man who believed in public education and the potential of youth. He lived a full life. His spirit will be missed greatly. I can honestly say that he had a big impact on my life, and so many others, in many ways. RIP.
sue and gary boeck
December 1, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of Marty’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at the museum and appreciated his dedication and kindness. My condolences to his family and friends.
Nancy Libman Luck
November 28, 2020
I just found out about the passing of Martin Rockwell favorite teacher in Kelvyn Park High School. What a wonderful man and educator he was! My deepest sympathies to his family and friends and know he was loved by many of his students.
Nancy Paule-Waller
November 27, 2020
So sorry about Marty. He was very good friends and a colleague of my dad's - Harold Rappoport. I remember him as a lovely person. My condolences to the entire family.
Janice Feldman (Rappoport)
November 26, 2020
I along with so many others others will miss a friend and brother in arms. He was a good guy who I admired. Be well Sandy.
Morry Rosman
November 26, 2020
My condolences to the family. Marty's family and The Jewish War Veterans lost an outstanding, loving and devoted member who served with energy and purpose to make it better. As a Korean Vet Marty continued to ask where I was stationed , Yang Yang was the answer. Marty smiled and we talked our mutual interests JWV,and curriculum development and cold winters.
Jerry Field , EdD
November 26, 2020