Service Information

Service : Friday, November 3rd at 1:30 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service
Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva Information

Sunday from 12:00-4:00 PM
at the home of
Lorie Chaiten and Harold Hirshman
1640 N Sedgwick
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm
at the home of
Shari and Seth Shapiro
526 Winding Way
Merion Station, Pennsylvania 19066


Union-side labor lawyer, Brandeis University professor, and NYT best-selling author Linda Redlick Hirshman died on Tuesday, October 31. Linda dedicated her career to social and economic equality. As a lawyer, she represented labor unions in three cases before the Supreme Court. Later, she used her gift for storytelling to explain social movements and the people who lead them, in books and articles including Get to Work, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, the Color of Abolition, and Sisters-in-Law, the NYT best-selling biography of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She believed that anything could be improved through the liberal application of exercise, music, and Orwasher’s jelly doughnuts. Predeceased by husband David Forkosh and sister Judy Collen, Linda is survived by her children Sarah (Hirshman) Shapiro, Margot (Forkosh) Ettlinger and Elyse (Forkosh) Cutler, their spouses, seven grandchildren, and first husband Harold Hirshman. Linda will have a graveside service in Chicago on Friday, November 3rd at 1:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL and a celebration of her life in New York City at a date to follow. In honor of her lifelong love of opera, in lieu of flowers or other remembrances, please donate to the Metropolitan Opera: or by mail c/o Kendall Hubert, The Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023. For additional information, shiva and a link to view the service online, visit Shalom Memorial Funeral Home,, 847-255-3520.

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