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Trina Brickman

Trina A. Brickman

Wednesday, August 9th, 1939 - Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Obituary

Trina A. Brickman, nee Schneider, of Chicago, a dedicated math teacher and advisor at Roycemore School; beloved wife and best friend of Jerry Gleicher and the late Harry Brickman, Jr.; loving mother of Dennis (Wendy) Brickman, Sheri (Mark) Styles, and Robert Brickman; adored Grandma Trina of Jocelyn, Jason, Ilana, Henry, and Zachary; devoted daughter of the late Dr. Morris and the late Irene Schneider; dear cousin of Dr. Marvin (Gloria) Fishman and also survived by Jerry’s children Hope (Andy Burness) Gleicher, Karen (Larry) Heisler, David (Tatijana Roesch) Gleicher, and Rachel (Jeremy) Blaine.

A masterful and memorable math educator for nearly 50 years, Trina was extremely proud of her profession, and more important, of her students. In their words, she was the Math Goddess, an extraordinary individual who made a lifelong impact. Trina felt blessed that students kept thanking her for years – even decades – after she taught them.

Fun, smart, stylish and cultured, Trina loved opera, theatre, music and movies, and was onboard with pretty much every outing so long as it included dinner. Also a lover of travel, Trina especially enjoyed Mexico and having daily walks along the ocean.

She loved having her hair blow in the wind, better yet when in a beloved red convertible, speeding down the road to her next adventure.

Service Monday, 1:00 p.m. at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). Interment Westlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Misericordia, www.misericordia.com or Roycemore School, www.roycemoreschool.org. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, February 17th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Skokie Chapel - Under the Direction of The Goldman Funeral Group
    Address
    8851 Skokie Boulevard
    SKOKIE, IL 60077
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    Officiant
    Rabbi Shoshanah Conover
    Clergy
    Rabbi Donald Rossoff
    Rabbi Scott Gellman
  • Interment

    Location
    Westlawn Cemetery
    Address
    7801 W. Montrose Avenue
    Norridge, IL 60706
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  • Shiva

    Location
    Sheri and Mark Styles Residence
    Address
    944 Skokie Ridge
    GLENCOE, IL 60022
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    Notes
    Monday from the cemetery (approximately 4:30 p.m.) until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. then 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PLEASE OBSERVE THE PARKING SIGNAGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Raquel Ruelas

Posted at 11:16am
I was the receptionist at her salon. I had the pleasure of seeing Trina every week and being a part of the joy and fun that she brought to every day. Even though I had only started working there a short time ago, she made a large impression and quickly became one of my favorite clients. I looked forward to her time here. Her spirit is a joy and she will be severely missed. She had many admirers here. We are all thankful that she touched our lives. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.
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Frank and Sue Spica

Posted at 07:43pm
You have our deepest condolences. We will all miss her. Trina was insightful and elegant as a teacher and her relationships with others. Trina’s ability to connect with students in and out of the classroom was amazing. She was an outstanding math teacher but was so much more. Trina taught by example in showing integrity, fairness and someone students could trust. She dealt with problems both professionally and personally and never gave up the principles she lived by.
I enjoyed knowing her personally and professionally and loved the way she gave advice to others calmly and directly. I will miss her but she has left so many good memories with all of us.
JW

John Wolk

Posted at 06:12am
What a heartbreaker this is. Trina was a real gem who made a lasting impact on many thousands of students who had the privilege of studying under her over the last five decades. She could have earned more at a public school and enjoyed tenure and union stability but she loved Roycemore so opted to stay. She taught me in the upper school at Roycemore between 1984 - 1988 and was beyond generous and encouraging even in the face of my real difficulty grasping the principals behind Algebra. She spent time often working with me one on one and never gave up on me. She was always warm, upbeat, patient, kind, funny, and non-judgmental in the classroom while representing the best notions of what a good teacher can be. I was delighted over the last few years to reconnect with her on Facebook from 1,700 miles away. The pleasure was all mine. My heartfelt condolences to her entire family during this difficult time. I’m sure though that you all have a head full of fond memories (like I do) that will help sustain you moving forward. Although I now live in L.A., I will be present in spirit this coming Monday during her funeral service. Rest In Peace Trina and God Speed...xo
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Julia

Posted at 01:23am
I am so saddened by this news. Ms Brickman was the only math teacher that could teach me math... and that wasn’t for lack of others trying! I could on and on about how she used her clever wit and talent to engage me but anyone reading this knows dedicated she is. I have so many awesome memories to cherish, thank you.
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Stacy Feldmar Rothman

Posted at 12:58am
I am so so sorry to hear about this she was always one of my favorite teachers when I was in eighth grade in the 80’s. May her memory be a blessing ...
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