Irene Sylvia Katz, nee Frieder, beloved wife of the late Dr. Jerome; loving mother of Julie, Murray, Laura Conover, and David (Noa Roth); adored grandmother of Jeremy and Daniel Conover and Bubbe of Karmi and Nitzan Roth Katz; devoted daughter of the late Vivian and Arnold Frieder; cherished sister of Frances Gordon and the late Marilyn Springate and “sister” of Judy Rhodes; dear aunt and friend to many. Irene’s family is forever grateful to Joanie and Alma for their loving care and devotion. She is also survived by her trusted canine companion Maisie. Service Monday, 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Chapel, 9900 Gross Point Rd., Skokie. Interment to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.