Benjamin Aaron Galatzer-Levy
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Galatzer-Levy, Benjamin Aaron Benjamin Aaron Galatzer-Levy, age 39. Fiancee of Lucy Gomez. Beloved son of Dr. Robert and Jeanne Galatzer-Levy. Loving brother of Emma, David (Mallory), Isaac (Sara Zoeterman), and Daniel (Chantheoun). Dear uncle of Ezra, Cleo, Abee, and Chandra. Service Wednesday 11AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 West Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632, or the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, Sign Guest Book at

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 2, 2019.
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June 22, 2020
Ben was best friend my freshman year of college at Loyola New Orleans and my roommate the next year. We had so many fun times together and he taught me so much. I wish I could have seen him at least one more time. I will miss him.
Jeff Kane
December 12, 2019
My sincere sympathy.
Denis J. Smith
December 4, 2019
I am very saddened by this news. Ben's time at Southern Illinois University, as a highly talented, smart, witty, and friendly member of the graduate program, whose projects were admired by many, is fresh in our memories. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Sara Beardsworth
December 4, 2019
Daniel Nguyen
December 3, 2019
I knew Ben as a coworker and friend. Worked with him for over a year in Chicago together as Automation Engineers. He was a great person to work with and talk to as a friend ill always remember our talks/walks downtown. Truly will be missed. My prayers to the family.
Vik Sivakumar
December 3, 2019
To all Ben's family and loved ones: Ben and I were classmates in philosophy here at SIU. He was so very kind, in addition to being thoughtful and intelligent. Philosophy can be a tough discipline, but I've never heard anything but nice things about Ben from our colleagues. From me personally, and on behalf of the SIU College of Liberal Arts, heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you all.
Kandace Kellett-Riddle
December 2, 2019
The Jewish traditional words of condolence "May you find Comfort among the mourners of Zion" may at first seem off-point and off-putting. The deeper meaning, which many of us were never taught, is to empathize that the personal inner sense of loss for the mourner is emotionally equivalent to the catastrophes of the destruction of The Temples. You are all in my prayers and if you send me the complete Hebrew name for Benjamin (Benjamin ben Bob's and Jeanne's Hebrew names) I will include him when saying Kaddish for my Father. May his Neshama have an Aliyah.
Jesse Viner MD
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