|Evelyn M. Halpern|
|September 05, 1925 - March 02, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Monday March 05, 2012 at Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Monday March 05, 2012 at Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Evelyn Mark Halpern, 86, of Rock Island, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, Skokie, Ill.|
Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Tri City Jewish Center, or to The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.
Evelyn Mark was born on Sept. 5, 1925 in Muscatine, a daughter of David and Celia Sax Mark. She graduated from Muscatine High School and married Paul Halpern on June 12, 1949 in Muscatine. He died May 30, 1995.
She was a homemaker, and also worked in partnership with her husband, Paul, at Halpern’s Department Store in Rock Island from 1949-1965 and The Clothes Horse in Moline from 1971-1980. After Paul’s death in 1995, she became real estate property manager and president of Halpern’s Properties. She zealously continued this work until the day she died.
She was actively involved at the Tri-City Jewish Center throughout her life and various associated organizations. She was a committed member of Beth Israel Sisterhood, the Jewish Federation, Hadassah, B’nai Brith Women and Na’Amat.
Survivors include her daughter, Julie Isaacson of Highland Park, Ill.; her beloved grandchildren, Lauren and David; her dear sister, Charlotte Shapiro; and her many treasured nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Susie and I extend our love and sympathy to Julie and her family. We won't be able to get back to RI for the funeral but trust that your mother will be in our thoughts. She and your Dad were wonderful friends throughout the years to our family. And she always had a funny story to tell.
-- Ed Slivken
Sorry for your lost Evelyn was an amazing lady. She will be missed at P&J Tender Care Rock Island.
-- Norma Gonzalez- P&J Tender Care
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your mother was a wonderful friend and I am certain you have many good memories to help you through this difficult time.
-- Beth (Slivken) Stahlman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of loss. We were fortunate to have know your mother and she will be missed.
-- Chris & Rick McNeece
Julie: Your mom was a special lady, with a smile on her face and a friendly greeting for all she knew. Her life was blessing as her memory will be. My she rest in peace. I feel fortunate to have known her for all these years.
-- Miles W. Rich
Mom and I extend our deepest sympathy to Julie and her family during these difficult times. May God bless and support you all in your sorrow.
I feel fortunate to have known Evelyn for many years.
Mildred Zare & Michael Zare
-- Michael Zare
Julie, My thoughts are with you with the passing of your Mother. What a kind wonderful person who would always bake mandlebread when I returned to the QC. I will always have fond memories of both your Mom and Dad. Larry Blitz, San Jose, CA
-- Larry Blitz - Leona Siegel's nephew in CA
Julie and family, my prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your mother certainly remained active thru the years!
-- Carol Williamson Sewell
Julie. I was sad to hear about your mom. She always made me feel welcome in the neighborhood. I'll miss her smile and upbeat spirit. I'm thinking about you and your family. Please accept my condolences. Sorry I could be at the service today
-- Angie Loebach
To Julie and all your family, James and I are soooo sorry for your loss. I am forever indebted to your mom and your dad. They have helped me and so many others. They were special, and will truely be missed.
-- Paquita & James Richardson
I met Paul & Evelyn in 1982 when as one of the owners of the Maid-Rite restaurants in the Quad-Cities we bought the 16th. St. Maid-Rite which rented from Halpern Properties. I have fond memories of sitting in Paul's office talking and listening to his stories. He had a gift for that, and an excellant memory. I was sad when he passed away. I considered him my friend. Evely was more active in the businss after Paul's passing. She would call me at our office to chat and see how things were going. I would run into her at the restaurantd from time to time. She was keeping trak of how we were doing. I retired in 2007 and had no contact with her from that time. But I would think of her often, meaning to give her a call. I regret not having done that. They were both humble people and will be missed. God bless them.
-- Dave Collins