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August 11, 1929 – November 29, 2018

Patay Eddy
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Obituary for Patay Eddy

Eddy (Edouard) Patay died at home on November 29, 2018, with his loving wife, Heather, at his side. He is also survived by sister Magdalena Koch; children Daniel and Lea Patay, and Esther Reinhardt; stepchildren Corey Greendale (Caren), Lilah Shapiro (Joel), and Ian Greendale (Metztli); grandchildren Hazel, Harry, David, Daniel, Stephen, Lea, Jennifer, Aniko, Benjamin, Deborah, Reuben, and Ephraim; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Stephan and Magdalena Patay (nee Klein) and siblings Willie, Alex, Anna, and Rose. Eddy was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. A child survivor of the Holocaust, Eddy dedicated himself to helping children traumatized by war and violence. Eddy was multilingual and enjoyed talking to people in their home languages. He taught ESL while encouraging his students to preserve their heritage and culture. Eddy was a passionate singer and performer beloved by his fans for his beautiful voice and storytelling through his songs. His rabbi called Eddy “his David,” because he was adored by all who knew him. Service Monday, December 3rd, 10:00 a.m. at North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe. Interment follows at Jewish Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside. Memorial to Save the Children Foundation, www.savethechildren.org or Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org. Information: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.

Service Information

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 10:00am
Rabbi Wendi Geffen
Cantor David Goldstein
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Interment Information

Jewish Oakridge Cemetery
4301 W Roosevelt Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

Reception Information

Contact Goldman Funeral Group for Condolence Information
Buffalo Grove, IL
(847) 478-1600