Obituary for Ellen Mae Creinin (Zwikel)
Ellen Mae Creinin, nee Zwikel, age 79 of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Park Forest, former administrative assistant to the rabbi at Congregation Am Echad, former temple administrator at Temple Anshe Sholom and former administrative assistant to Joel D. Weisman (attorney, Chicago television host and commentator); beloved wife of the late Charles Whitebloom and the late Donald Creinin; loving mother of Dr. Dale (Dr. Anita Darpino) Whitebloom, Gregg (Halina Dudzicki) Whitebloom, Myles (Karen) Whitebloom and Robyn (Joseph) Gilleran; cherished stepmother of Dr. Mitchell (Jennifer) Creinin, Brenda Creinin and Amie (Matt) Williams; adored grandma of Kenny (fiancée Maura), Eric, Audrey, Ryan (fiancée Jenny), Grant, Ellery, Andrew, Ally, Abbey, Ilana, Zachary, Rachel, Gabriel, Josh and Aaron; dear sister of Sari (late Solomon) Spector, Toby (Carole) Zwikel and Dean (Susie) Zwikel; treasured aunt and friend to many. Graveside service Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at Waldheim Cemetery, Harlem and 18th, Gate 231, Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Beth Tikvah Congregation, www.beth-tikvah.org or Alexian Brothers Hospice, www.alexianbrothershealth.org/services/hospice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.