Gail Kaufman

Gail Kaufman

Wednesday, March 17th, 1937 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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    Friday, November 20th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Friday, November 20th, 2020 1:30pm
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Gail B. Kaufman peacefully passed on Wednesday, November 18th; cherished sister of the late Elaine Simon; devoted daughter of the late Benjamin and the late Mary Badis; beloved mother of Michael (Blanca) Kaufman and Craig (late Yaeli) Kaufman; doting grandmother to Elani, Oren, and Benjamin. Gail is also survived by her many loving cousins, relatives, and friends. An avid home cook and semi-professional baker, Gail was known for her secret recipes that made every holiday special. Gail loved her family and friends fiercely, with her whole heart. She will be deeply missed. The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed on Friday, 1:30 p.m. CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Gail’s photo and scroll down to Service Details. The livestream will be available 15 minutes prior to the service. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.
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Private Condolence

Gary Footlik

Posted at 07:40pm
To Michael and Craig and your families...I am so sorry for your loss. My heart felt condolences go out to you all at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. As you know, I was ring bearer at mom's wedding...That's how far back we go...Gail was like a big sister to me... Every summer we would have so much fun at the Michigan City cottage on stop 1-1/2...going to the farmers on the weekend and picking everything that can grow...then going back to the cottage and start to prepare ,cook and can everything .....Tomatoes...peaches...apples... didn't matter Gail loved it all...Great, great memories ,never to be forgotten!!!
Mom was one of a kind and LOVED by all!!!
Gary Footlik


Posted at 06:59pm
Gail it seemed always had a smile on. She was very inclusive with our family, and a joy to be around. Elizabeth and I and the kids will miss her very much. Michael , Craig and families - our condolnces to all. Tom, Elizabeth, Mike, Eric and Caroline Wippman

Judith Bressler

Posted at 06:35pm
Our hearts go out to you Gails Family at this most difficult time. My wonderful memories of being together with Gail go back to the days of Michigan City for the summertime as the next door neighbor. I always loved going into the house to visit as Mary, Ben, Elaine and Gail we always so hospitable and made me last their baking and cooking. We had such fun times in those days.... you Michael and Craig were little and were quite a fun handful. I often look back to this fun free days where we could leave the doors unlocked....stay at the beach till sunset....and everyone sat in the evenings together or dined out together when the kids were asleep. That home on California Avenue is still standing and I often visit our home and can still see Ben sitting smoking his cigar....asking me " where are you going now". Gail and Elaine helping Aunt Mary in the kitchen. Don't we wish we could have some of those moments now during this horrible Covid?
I did talk with Gail on occasion and know that she was so happy to love her boys and family with all her heart. She was blessed and loved you all so much. May all the wonderful memories you share always help you thru the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and friend. She was truly one of a kind, happy, generous, loving and fun.
Judi Goldstein Bressler and Terry Bressler

Allan Levine

Posted at 03:25pm
Good-bye my sweet cousin........I love you and I will miss you.

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