Joel Rabinowitz, 97, February 11, 2023; beloved husband and best friend of Frances (nee Rothman) for 70 wonderful years; loving father of Dr Arthur (Dr Maria Ponsillo), David (Randie) and Dr Richard (Lori); cherished “Poppie” and grandpa to Ben and Rebecca, Michelle (Keith) Goldstein, Mark, Josh, Jacob (Molly), and Lena; much loved great grandpa of Parker and Chase Goldstein, wonderful brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him. Joel joined the US Navy in May 1944, went on to officer training in Anapolis, MD 1945-1949, was a commissioned Lieutenant and served from 1949-1954. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Quartermaster Corp earning the National Defense Ribbon, Navy Occupation WWII Ribbon, Navy Citation American Theater and the WWII Victory Ribbon. Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the Friends of the Jewish Chapel – US Navy, Funeral Service, Monday, February 13, 2023; 10 AM at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: or (847) 255-3520.

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Service : Monday, February 13th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Synagogue Service -North Suburban Congregation Beth El

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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