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Leonard Cravath

Leonard Melvin Cravath

Thursday, September 14th, 1922 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
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Leonard Melvin Cravath, age 97, of Northbrook, born and raised in Boston, MA, served honorably in U.S. Army during WW II. Len was a true Renaissance man, who made and remade himself over nearly a century, ultimately, opened his own electronic distribution firm, Classic Components Supply. His most recent professional engagement was as an Independent Public Relations Consultant, writing and distributing press releases throughout the electronics industry. Len never retired. Beloved husband for almost 71 years of Irma, nee Rosenthal; loving father of Lon Cravath and Peter (Janet) Cravath; devoted son of the late Albert and the late Eva Cravath; dear brother of Barbara. Memorial Service Tuesday, 12 Noon at Temple Chai, 1670 W. Checker Rd., Long Grove. A reception will immediately follow at Temple Chai. A private burial at Shalom Memorial Park preceded the memorial service. We mourn the passing of a key personification of The Greatest Generation, and we will miss his boisterous presence, intellect, love, and loyal care. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to LUNGevity Foundation, www.lungevity.org or the charity of your choice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Temple Chai
    Address
    1670 Checker Rd
    LONG GROVE, IL 60047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rabbi Ilana Baden
    Clergy
    Cantor Scott Simon
  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    -
    Private Graveside at Shalom Memorial Park prior to the memorial service
  • Shiva

    Location
    Temple Chai
    Address
    1670 Checker Road
    LONG GROVE, IL 60047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Immediately following the memorial service

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Donations are being accepted for: LUNGEVITY FOUNDATION.

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