28 August, 1921 – 9 June, 2021
Sara Bunes, nee Barenberg, 99, beloved wife and best friend for 40 years of the late Ralph; devoted mother of Mark (Nancy), Steven (Sophia), Sheri, and Jacqueline; nurturing heart mother of Bonnie (Tom) and Tamara; adored grandmother of Joshua and Taylor; proud great-grandmother of Aaliyah; loving daughter of Ella; caring sister of May (Oscar) and Izzy (Emily); dear aunt, cousin, mentor, and friend of many. She was an amazing example to others by her generosity of spirit and her nurturing and dignified ways. She was a 'mother to all'. She greeted everyone with a smile, and was well known as the "Voice of the Village of Skokie." Family was her greatest love. Sara will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral services: Friday, June 11th at 1:30 pm at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, IL. Interment to follow at Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights, IL. Livestream information at The Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home website, www.weinsteinandpiserfuneralhome.com. Search Sara's name on our website on Friday, June 11th at 1:30 pm and click on "Join Livestream" on her obituary page. For information: call 847-256-5700.
24 June 2021
I will always be grateful to Ralph and Sara Bunes for their friendship and kindness to my parents, Jack and Rose Adelman.
I have a lot of admiration for Sara's ability to carry on after Ralph's death and continue providing her family with strength, love and support. She was a remarkable person.
18 June 2021
Cousin Sara was a remarkable women in many ways. Kind beyond belief, family oriented, loving, smart, hard working. She was like a second mother to me, especially when my own mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and no longer knew me. Sara and I shared a love of shopping, especially jewlery. I remember her good cooking, her house parties, and having lots of fun with my cousins in their house.
SHE WILL BE MISSED. She makes me want to be a better person, that is what her legacy means to me. Please RIP.
17 June 2021
Sara was my aunt, I have many fond memories of her. Her kindness to Bonnie and Tamara. To my father and Mother. And rain lamps
17 June 2021
It is sad to think that I will not see my dear Aunt Sara again. Always a smile and a hug, From even before her wedding to my wonderful Uncle Ralph. Then at her home or my parents' and there must have been many other places too. As their children were growing up, and eventually even mine too. Warmth, humor, persistence. The memory is good.