William Woloshin

William "Billy" Woloshin

Friday, May 17th, 1935 - Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 10:00am
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    Cantor Steven Stoehr
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    The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Billy’s photo and scroll down to Service Details to view the service. The livestream will be up 15 minutes prior to the service.


William “Billy” Woloshin, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 85; beloved husband and best friend of Roz Woloshin, nee Wolansky for 65 years; loving father of Marla (Dr Stephen) Nash, Laura (David) Kopka, and Debbie (Mark) Glickman; adored grandfather of Jeremy, Danielle, and Matthew Nash, Ashley Kopka (Evan) Wayne, Kimberly Kopka (Alton) Gaines, Justin (Meghan) Kopka, and Jennifer Kopka, Alana, Rachel, and Jaclyn Glickman; proud great grandfather of Sophie and Madeline Kopka, and Maxton and Beckett Wayne; devoted son of the late Charlie and the late Ray Woloshin; cherished brother of Lou (late Renee) Woloshin; dear brother-in-law of Estelle (late Eddie) Miller; treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews. Billy was a long-time founding partner at Beermann Swerdlove Law Firm and a founding member of the Great Vest Side Club. He will be fondly remembered by his family, many friends, and clients as a warm and caring person. The graveside service and shiva will be private. The service will be livestreamed Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. CST at Under Recent Services, click onto Billy’s photo and scroll down to Service Details to view the service. The livestream will be up 15 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Great Vest Side Club of Chicago, 2222 Chestnut Ave., #101, Glenview, IL 60026, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.
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Donations are being accepted for: GREAT VEST SIDE CLUB OF CHICAGO.


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Private Condolence

Victor Elias

Posted at 12:26pm
We watched the beautiful service for Billy this morning. ROZ, you and your family were so blessed to have him in your lives. He was truly a great person —a “goota nashuma”—a good soul. You all have many wonderful memories to cherish and help you through this most difficult period. Know that he is in a better place and will live in your hearts and minds forever. We shall all miss him terribly. Much love, SHARON &VICTOR (“VICKIE”) ELIAS

Kevin Rak

Posted at 12:24pm
Dear Rozie & family
My deepest condolences to you and the Woloshin family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Kevin Rak


Sandra Cooper

Posted at 11:23pm
To a Dear friend Roz and her family; Phil and I are very sad to hear about Billy's passing. we know you for a long time and hear about your wonderful family. Billy will be a great loss to you and your family. but i know you are very strong and you will get through this with your wonderful family. we will all miss him and remember our fun days at twin orchard and the great westside. he was a wonderful person and so are you. if we could do anything to help you it will be our pleasure. we love you and we will stay friends forever.

Sandy and Phil.

Esther Rak

Posted at 06:33pm
Dear Rozie, Marla, Laura, Debbi and families.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Billy left a wonderful legacy that you can all be very proud of. To honor him continue being the wonderful family you are.
Esther & Roger

Ari Kirshner

Posted at 01:12pm
As a new lawyer I vividly remember the first time Mr. Woloshin insisted I always call him 'Billy' and continued, for years, to address me in Yiddish thinking I spoke it fluently. His tales of the West Side and yesteryear-Chicago hold a special place in my heart. He was a groys mentsh mit a gresere harts and left impressions far beyond those we will ever fully know. With much appreciation for everything he taught me- Ari Kirshner.

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