Richard L. Wexler
Chicago Jewish Funerals
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and community leader passed away on Oct. 19 after a brave battle with cancer. Born and raised in Chicago, he spent his career as a Real Estate attorney but devoted his non-working hours to the betterment of Jewish lives in Chicago, the former Soviet Union and Israel. His commitment to the Jewish people was driven by his belief that the world can be repaired through hard work and force of will. He traveled the world-over for meetings, fundraising and to share his passion for the Jewish world with his family. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Roberta (nee Siegel), his children Deborah (Jonathan) Sokobin, Joshua Wexler, Jon (Amie) Wexler, his precious grandchildren Benjy, Ezra and Lily Sokobin; Hanna, Jackson, Tucker, Fern and Talia Wexler. Grandpa/Baba was ALWAYS ready to jump on a plane to New York, DC or Portland, to visit grandkids and also to Napa, CA where he and Bobbi spent many wonderful weeks with family & friends. Those who knew him will miss his sharp wit, incessant writings and zest for life. Graveside Service Friday, 10:00 am at Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, (Section V Moriah) 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Jewish United Fund, (JUF) 30 South Wells Street, Room 3134, Chicago, IL 60606 or your charity of choice, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2021.
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Graveside service
Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, (Section V Moriah)
1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL
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Chicago Jewish Funerals
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I knew Richard in the early 2000s doing fundraising work for UJC. He was an inspiration. Engaging funny and intellectually honest. I am sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. Scott
Scott seligman
October 26, 2021
Dear Bobbie, sending my deepest condolences. May Richard's memory be a blessing
Ronit Levy
October 22, 2021
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. May his name be for a blessing.
Bruce J. Lederman
October 22, 2021
fabric team
October 21, 2021
May his memory be for a blessing...
Gloria Taussig
October 21, 2021
We send our deepest sympathy to you. We will always remember Richard with a smile on our face.
rose and jeffrey marks
October 21, 2021
Dear Bobbi, Debbie, Josh, Jon and families, Heartbroken by Richard´s illness and passing, I am heartened by wonderful memories of him, at simchas, dinners, trips to Israel and other locales. His intellect was extraordinary, his wit brilliant and sometimes acerbic at the same time. He and Eddie traversed JUF together with Richard his dear friend and mentor. Sadly they traversed their fatal illnesses together as well. The phone calls and emails we shared during this time were deeply affectionate and meaningful. He loved you all beyond measure. May his memory be for a blessing. Sherry Fox
Sherry Fox
October 21, 2021
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