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Lester Spielman

Lester A. Spielman

Sunday, February 27th, 1927 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Lester Spielman, age 93, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020; beloved husband of the late Dorothy Fenyn Spielman; loving stepfather of Dan (Jocelyn) Fenyn; adoring best friend of Enid Silverman; cherished brother of the late Abbey (Corky) Spielman and the late Herman (the late Sylvia) Spielman; dear uncle and friend to others. Sincere appreciation to Lester’s devoted caregivers, Bernadette and Roger.

A revered and esteemed educator, Lester was founding principal of Chicago’s Andersen Educational and Vocational Guidance Center and Andersen Elementary School. He was a member of the faculty of Roosevelt University where he supervised the student teachers. Lester’s passion for education made a profound, life-long impact on his students. Decades after his retirement, his legacy continued to shine brightly on their lives. From across the nation, they demonstrated their love and gratitude they had for “Mr. Spielman” through their regular visits, letters, and celebrations in his honor.

Music filled Lester’s soul, most notably as a classical music aficionado and a patron of the opera. His musical prowess was evident by playing first chair, clarinet, in the Chicago All City Orchestra. Twice honored as guest conductor of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, he led it with expertise, gusto, and passion.

The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Friday, October 2nd, 1:30 p.m. CST, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com. Under Recent Services, click on Lester’s photograph and scroll down to Service Detail to view the service. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Private
    Address
    -
    Notes
    The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Friday, October 2nd, 1:30 p.m. CST. Please click on the video below to view the service, or for the direct link, please CLICK HERE
    Officiant
    Rabbi Rob Jury
  • Interment

    Location
    Private
    Address
    -
    Notes
    The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Friday, October 2nd, 1:30 p.m. CST, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com. Under Recent Services, click on Lester’s photograph and scroll down to Service Detail to view the service.
  • Shiva

    Location
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    Address
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    Notes
    The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Friday, October 2nd, 1:30 p.m. CST, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com. Under Recent Services, click on Lester’s photograph and scroll down to Service Detail to view the service.

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Ruth Brook

Posted at 12:22pm
I was so saddened to hear of dear Lester's (Mr. Spielman) passing. I was in his first Budlong class. He told me of his surprise when walking into the room with all these well behaved kids. Not exactly like his previous school. Hopefully we didn't disappoint as the semester went on. I have so many memories of that semester with him and as Enid's granddaughter said, they are my snapshots of a very special teacher, a very special man. I'm so glad he found so much love and happiness with Enid and her family. Their words made me cry and laugh and rejoice knowing how much that special man was appreciated. May we all strive to earn that in our lives. Thanks Lester for everything you taught me and the conversations we had in the years past. Thanks to all his family for sharing him with us. Ruth Brook
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