Maurie Berman
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Maurie, 89, is survived by his loving wife, best friend & business partner of 68 years, Flo "Flaurie" nee Miska. Cherished father of Scott (Terry), Myles "Mush", Lisa (Don) Drucker. Adoring grandfather of Alyssa "Lyssi" (Jordan), Laura (Ben), Max, Steffie & Ross, & great-grandfather of Talia. Beloved brother of Rosa (Jerry) Burkman. Beloved father-in-law of Pat Garcia (Julie Barton) & grandfather-figure to Livi Barton. Uncle Maurie to many nieces & nephews. In May of 1948, Maurie & Flaurie created, & for the next 67 years nurtured, Chicago's iconic Superdawg Drive-In. Services Tuesday, 1PM at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster, Skokie, 60076. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Temple Beth Israel. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,
Published by Chicago Tribune from May 18 to May 19, 2015.
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So sad maurie has passed. Superdawg is such a wonderful memory. The house I grew up in was down the block from Milwaukee and Raven so this was simply our favorite neighborhood joint! Who knew this would become world famous? My heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Mary Rigali
October 4, 2015
My condolence to the Berman family.May the God of comfort found at Exodus 6:3 provide you with such at this time of distress.
Michelle G
July 31, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss.John5:29
July 21, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Isiah 65:17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth and the things will not be remembered, would not go up into the heart.
July 6, 2015
Please accept my condolences.
Audrey Bibbs
July 3, 2015
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again. (John 17:3)
June 27, 2015
So sorry for your loss.
June 13, 2015

I know there are not a lot of words to make you feel better during this times.but I hope you can find some comfort in the words at Ps.34: 15,18
June 12, 2015
Sorry to hear about your loveone hope this will bring comfort to your family Ecclesiastes9:5,10
Essie James
June 10, 2015
So sorry to hear about your loss - thinking of you.
Amy Kaplan
June 3, 2015
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
May 31, 2015
Goodbye Maurie we will miss you. From one of your many friends at the Big T.
Bill Green
May 25, 2015
Forever we will be with us in our hearts . .
I know he is now preparing 'Superdawgs' in
Heaven. . A very long time ago, while in High School, I had the pleasure of working at 'Superdawg', will always remember Maurie,
what a remarkable man . . Whenever I visit Chicago always stop at 'Superdawg', and I know when I travel to Heaven he will be there . . He has enriched so many lives . . Isabelle
Isabelle LaPorta
May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
Maurie Berman was a great relative - He liked everything SUPER. Superdawg,Superburgers, Supercheeseburgers, Superfries, Supershakes, Supermalts and on and on, but he missed the main one that really describes him, SUPERMENSCH. It fits him perfectly.

Cousins, Lorraine and Norman Edelstein
Norman Edelstein
May 20, 2015
Scott, My condolences to you and your family.
Adrienne Gershon
May 20, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
A. H.
May 20, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to you Flo and your family. I have fond memories of Maurie when I worked for Lou Kulefsky and all the years that he was a great friend to my Brother, Mickey, in Grade School, High School and beyond.
Helen Rorhstein-Groner
May 19, 2015
Our Condolences from the Perez Family. When my father was a young 21 year old looking for a job, he had his interview with Maurie, and Maurie gave him a chance. Almost 20 years later, he is still working at SuperDawg. My father has always told me that he has always seen his boss as a "second father." Maurie was a boss that was always concerned and always took care of his employees; he was a unique and very exceptional boss. Maurie and Flo have always been extremely important to not just my father, but also to the rest of my family. I remember doing my history project on SuperDawg my freshmen year of high school. SuperDawg has never hesitated to donate food and gift cards to my school fundraisers. My brother wrote an essay on how big SuperDawg has impacted his life and has helped him transition from the teenage stage of life, onto the "adult" life.

There are no words to explain our sadness and shock. He will truly be in our hearts, always. May he rest in peace.
Lolo's daughter, Kimberly Perez
May 19, 2015
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on Maurie's death. I'll never forget the summer of 1959 when as a favor to Abe Miska (my Dad managed one of stores) he hired me. My first job was to cut potatoes for the 4th weekend , for Superdawg and Beefy. It nearly killed me and I was in good shape. It was probably one of the happiest jobs I had and definitely the one that gave me a lot of street creds. I'll never forget Superdawg and Maurie (and you too Flaurie).
Justin Himel
May 19, 2015
To All the Berman family

My family and I are saddened to hear of Maurie's passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember Maurice like it was yesterday when I meet him for the first time, superdawg was one of my most memorable jobs ever had and Maurice was always the best person I ever meet along with all your family, I have a lot of respect for all your family and my condolences are with you always

Jorge Camacho and Family
May 19, 2015
So sad to hear the news. Our heartfelt condolences to our cousins, Flo, Scott, Mush, Lisa and family. I have so many fond memories of Maurie when we moved to Skokie from Israel and growing up in Chicago. Abe and Edna upstairs and you downstairs. Sending our love to all of you,
Glenn, Sylvia (Krause Rabin) and family
Sylvia Rabin
May 19, 2015
In May of 1948 A neighbor of Maurie & Flaurie Introduced me
to them. We worked there to earn money for Prom. I learned
a lot from 2 of the nicest people in the world. Every time I see
a hot dog stand I am reminded of great times. Maury may you
rest in peace. Irwin Rosenberg
May 19, 2015
The DeRango family loved the Bermans and the passing of Maurie saddens us all. He will remain in our hearts and will also think of him fondly and with a smile when we visit Superdawg, as we often do. We will keep you in our prayers
John DeRango
May 19, 2015

Brad and I are saddened to hear of Maurie's passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Stein Adolph
May 19, 2015
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten.
May 19, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of your dad's/grandfather's passing. What a wonderful legacy and I'm sure a lifetime of great memories for you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Georgia Hendrix
May 19, 2015
Dear Scott...A phenomenal life. I think of you often and will forever be grateful for your help. From good comes good. Blessings,health,and peace to you and all of your family. Harvey Wolf
Harvey Wolf
May 19, 2015
Super dang means a lot to our family. Growing up in Chicago, it was a regular stop. As our children were born and grew, the tradition continued.
Even to the point of making a stop at Superdawg on the way home from airport pickups returning from college, and then taking our granddaughter
As soon as she could ear fries!
I also had the pleasure of doing some business with the Berman family, and fully enjoyed getting to meet the Bermans and the Druckers.
Our thoughts are with you.
Madelaine and Floyd Brown
Madelaine Brown
May 19, 2015
I remember teaching Maurie and Flo how to use their computer several years ago at Mush's request. I was impressed with the cute couple they made . . both such wonderful and caring people. At each session, Maurie insisted that I stop on my way home to get a superdawg until I finally did one day. I think of the experience often and what a generous and endearing person Maurie was.

I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to the family he leaves behind. If he could make such an impact on a total stranger, may the many wonderful memories of his life ease the burden of their pain.
Mary Jane Kennedy
May 18, 2015
We are saddened by your loss and wish you all the best.
Jerry and Harriet March
May 18, 2015
We are so sorry to learn of Maurie Berman's passing......What a great man!
Mike and Lisa LoVallo and Family
May 18, 2015
Flo. Mash created fond memories of high schooldays
and the RAMS.My deepest condolences. Al
Al Cout
May 18, 2015
So sorry for you loss. May his memory be a blessing.
Gina Berman Doocy
May 18, 2015
When I moved at age 8 to Niles, Il. our neighbor told us of a wonderful hot dog stand nearby. I have been eating there, especially on my birthday, each year since then. On May 10th I turned 71 and enjoyed my celebration as usual there. Sue Rappaport Northbrook, Il
May 18, 2015
Proud to be a member of Maurie's family. A warm, wonderful and charming man. Always had a kind word for other people. May he rest in peace.
Cousin Bob Kulefsky
Bob Kulefsky
May 18, 2015
What a Chicago institution. What a man-WW2 Vet and wonderful person. Sincere sympathies to the family from Harry & Margaret Blesy, Stevensville, MI
Harry Blesy
May 18, 2015
I was a loyal customer at the Superdawg during the 39 years I lived in Chicago and remember Maurie and Flo very well. He has consistantly happy and professional within his wonderful restaurant. My heartfelt condolences go out to Flo and all within his family.
Ed Heller
Eugene, OR
May 18, 2015
My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Mike Stein
May 18, 2015
It is with deep sadness to hear of Maurie's passing. My deepest condolences to a wonderful man.
Irving Jacobson
May 18, 2015
I had the pleasure of first meeting Maurie in 1981 while making a sales call though I had gone to Superdawg for years before that. He was by far one of the nicest and most cordial individuals I ever had the honor of calling on. He always made me feel welcome and that is sometimes not a very easy thing to do with "sales people!" The world needs more Mauries! It has been years since I last saw him, but I will remember Maurie with fondness. My condolences to Maurie's family and friends.
Philip Laudati
May 18, 2015
Scott, so sorry for you and your family upon your loss. Sincerely, Sandy Lord
May 18, 2015
My deepest condolences to the Berman family. Maurie was dear to me and so many others. His legacy lives on at Superdawg, but more importantly in the family he loved so much.
Regina Hirn
May 18, 2015
As a twenty five year patron of Superdawg, I wish to offer my most heartfelt condolences to the Berman family at this time. Superdawg is truly a culinary icon.
David Singer
May 18, 2015
As patrons of Superdawg,I would like to express condolences on behalf of my family and I. A business run well by Maurie, Flaurie and the family. May Maurie rest in peace and God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Steve Kowal
May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015
For 60 years I 've been going to Superdawg ...Without a doubt, NEVER enjoyed ANY food AS MUCH...but...more importantly...NEVER met a NICER family than Maurie, Flaurie, their children & grandchildren. R.I.P. Maurie...Your SMILE and WARMTH will never be forgotten.
May 18, 2015
Mrs. Berman, Lisa, Mush, and Scott,

Even though I haven't stayed in contact with you over the years, your family has been a part of my family's life for a long time. I went to Volta and Roosevelt with Mush; my brother went to Volta with Lisa; Scott let some lonely freshman girls sit at the lunchroom table with his senior friends; I even baby sat for Lisa once in a while; and my Uncle Aubrey was a cousin to Mr. Berman. Mr. Berman was always a part of my life through you. I know he will be missed, but I am sure that he was proud of the legacy that you will carry on in his name. My prayers and condolences to the family from my entire family.

Bertha (Cohen) Peters, Dorothy Cohen and family
May 18, 2015
We are very sad to hear about the
passing of Maurie. Our deepest
sympathy to the family.

Larry & Lisa Wagner
Larry & Lisa Wagner
May 18, 2015
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