I’m sorry to have to let you know that my friend and a treasured member of the Tenth Dems, Lake County and Moraine Dems family, Michael Simkin, passed away today.
I was with the family a few nights ago at the hospital, after Michael suffered a fall. Although we had some hope, he did not recover. Details about funeral services will be available soon and we will post on our websites, Tenth Dems and Moraine Dems. Michael served for many years as the Chair of the Moraine Democrats, and has been an active volunteer with many Democratic causes and candidates. He has also served as the President of the Men’s Club at my synagogue, North Shore Suburban Synagogue Beth El, and in many other capacities. I worked with him so many times, for 25 years, on candidate forums, canvassing days, and grassroots trainings, and will miss him tremendously. We are grateful for all of his service to our Democratic family, as well as toward making the world a better place.
On behalf of the Tenth Congressional District Democrats, our thoughts are with Merle and his family at this difficult time.
Interment at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights
Visitation/Shiva at the home of Merle Simkin
Highland Park, Illinois
7/2 after Interment until 9:00 pm
7/3, 4:00 – 9:00 pm
7/4, 4:00 – 9:00 pm