Tresa Elizabeth Neurohr
Cremation Society of Illinois - N. Clark St.
3824 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
Tresa Elizabeth Neurohr (nee Smider), 51, dancer and senior data analyst, of Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood, passed away peacefully at home on August 1, 2021. Born in Evanston, Tresa attended New Trier High School until her career as a semi-professional ballerina took her to Atlanta, where she studied dance intensively and graduated from The Paideia School. She danced with the Louisville Ballet and Gus Giordano, before changing gears to earning her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and her M.S. in Global Political Economy from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Beloved wife of 22 years to Avram "Avi" Jonathan Neurohr, devoted mother of Eliana "Ella" Josephine Neurohr and Langston "Lang" Edward Neurohr, daughter of Wilma Eldridge Smider and the late Emil Joseph Smider, sister of Susie Braman and Nancy (Denise King) Smider, aunt and friend of many. Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 8, from 1-4 pm, at 333 N. Ogden Ave, Chicago (Blue Plate Catering, Larkin Room). Eulogy service begins at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Human Rights Campaign (HRC),, and Alliance for the Great Lakes, Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or

Published by Chicago Tribune on Aug. 8, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Blue Plate Catering, Larkin Room
333 N. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL
Blue Plate Catering, Larkin Room
333 N. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL
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Cremation Society of Illinois - N. Clark St.
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Avi, Ella, and Lang, I'm so sorry to hear of Tresa's passing. I have so many lovely memories of laughing with her during our time at Chiaravalle. My heart goes out to all of you.
Dawn Schoorlemmer
September 19, 2021
As I was looking at the Sunday paper late in the evening, I noticed the picture of a beautiful young woman in the obituary section. I started reading the notice and was so surprised to see that it was Tresa. John and I send our heartfelt sympathy to the Smider, Neurohr and Braman family. Tresa certainly went on to have an illustrious career. We have such fond memories of the girls and 615 and a half.
Janice and John Besser
August 10, 2021
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I love you all. Rich
Richard Neurohr
August 8, 2021
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