Burton Eisenberg

Burton M. Eisenberg

Sunday, March 1st, 1942 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 12:00pm
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    Rabbi Michael Siegel
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    The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be Zoomed on Friday, 12 Noon CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Burt’s photo and scroll down to Service Details to register for the Zoom stream.


Burton M. Eisenberg died Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the age of 78 of Covid 19, but his knees gave out many years earlier. If they hadn’t, maybe he could have outrun this insidious scourge of a disease. Burt’s life was filled with many loves; one was running. As a west side Chicago kid and as a yearly summer kid in Union Pier, Michigan, at Grandma Minnie’s house, he played softball every day. These blissful days ended when Burt left for college at the University of Illinois where he was a Phi Ep, earned a B.S. in Accounting, became a CPA, and then began his career as a tax accountant, ending as a Partner at Michael Silver & Co. After college he resumed running, of course, running every day, sometimes twice a day, entering races including the Chicago Marathon. Another love of Burt’s was the Bears. He passed on this love to his two nephews, Adam and Max. Burt could talk endlessly about the Bears, their trades, their wins, but especially their losses. The other great love in Burt’s life was his family. His parents (Bessie, nee Waxman, and Nathan) proceeded him in death along with his great-grandparents, grandparents, many aunts and uncles and cousins. He is survived by his special aunt, Eleanor Goodman, who is 99 years young. Burt is also survived by his brother Marshall (JoAnn), his nephew Adam (Agnieszka), their children Nicholas and Roxana, and his nephew Max (Irene) and their son Jayce. Burt is also survived by his younger brother Richard who lives in Florida. Burt was blessed to have many surviving cousins who live around the United States and who will think of him every time the Bears play a game or a Marathon is run. The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be Zoomed on Friday, 12 Noon CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Burt’s photo and scroll down to Service Details to register for the Zoom stream. Contributions may be made to NATAL, which has partnered with JUF Chicago to help provide tools and coping mechanism to those suffering emotionally from COVID-19 Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.
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Private Condolence

Marlene Berman

Posted at 05:14pm
So coincidental . . . last week my friend Nancy (who had a crush on Burt so long ago) showed me a 1957 photo of Burt on the softball field in Union Pier. That's how so many of us will always remember him. My love to the family. Marlene Berman

Linda Goodman

Posted at 05:18am
Growing up, Cousin Burt dazzled me. Six years my senior, he always seemed to be coming and going when my sister Marsha and I visited on the west side; and he was one of the "big kids" during our extended families' Union Pier summer sojourns. Handsome and smart, to me he was the epitome of cool, cooler than the Fonz. (Also cool, he later showed me how to figure my taxes as an artist, a method that's served me well to this day.)
When Burton was working in San Francisco I was blessed to get to know him better. A sensitive soul, he appreciated good food in congenial surrounds. He generously introduced me to two of his favorite eating spots. One was Vanessi's, the iconic North Beach Italian restaurant, where we'd sit at their famous bustling counter which he loved, to dine, talk and enjoy the chefs' show. Another was the renowned brunch spot, Mama's on Washington Square, now with patron lines around the block.
Today, I am envisioning Burt reunited with his beloved mother and father, Bess and Nate, seated at a beautiful table, reserved especially for him—but this time at a heavenly Mama's.
Rest in peace Burton; we miss you so.
---Linda Goodman, Petaluma, California

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