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.