Service Information

Service : Thursday, November 2nd at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service
Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Shalom Memorial Park

Shiva Information

Shiva Information

Gomberg Residence
2580 Salceda Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Following the service through the evening,
Friday 1:00 PM to Sundown,
Saturday Sundown to 8 :00 PM

City of Hope


Neal Ira “Buddy” Gomberg, 91, beloved husband of the late Yvonne; loving father of Diane (Norman) Agins and the late Marci (Richard) Zeoli; cherished grandfather of Carissa (Steven) Graffia, Lucas (Suzy) Agins, Nicole (Michael) Martinez, and Brittany and Jeremy Zeoli; adored great grandfather of Alexis, Jaden, Gianna, Olivia, Eris, and Michael; dear brother of the late Lionel (Reva) Gomberg. He was born in Chicago on July 21, 1932. Neal served in the Army during the Korean War and was a Shriner, raising over a million dollars for City of Hope charities. He was a die-hard Cubs fan, and loved boating on the Chain of Lakes with family. Buddy was always there, ready to lend a hand in any way possible. He was a giant amongst men! His memory will forever be etched in our hearts. Chapel service Thursday, 12:15 PM, November 2nd, at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to City of Hope ( To leave condolences and for information, including link to view service: 847-255-3520 or

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