Birnbaum, Rachel A Holocaust survivor, age 87, beloved wife and best friend of the late Alfred for 66 years; cherished mother of Robert Birnbaum and Faye (Richard) Rosenberg; proud and loving Bubbe of Samantha (Matthew) Sears, Abigail (Michael) Eisenberg, Whitney Rosenberg and Cuba Birnbaum. Chapel service Wednesday 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, P.O.B. 3477, Jerusalem 91034 Israel. For information (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com to leave tributes and condolences.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 12, 2013