Lawrence "Larry" Glick

February 1, 1931March 31, 2021

Lawrence “Larry” E. Glick, age 90, beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father of Andy (Tracey) and Jon (Stacey).  Cherished Papa of Zachary, Chase, Steven, Charlie and Jaylin. Dear brother of Phyllis Bernstein.  As a proud member of the Jewish Community and a lifelong lover of Israel, Larry served in leadership roles at several Jewish Organizations.  Most notably, he proudly served as the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/ Jewish United Fund’s General Campaign Chairman in 2002 and served as its Vice Chairman from 2009-2011.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University for many years.   He was a Founder and Trustee of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University. Larry was a proud recipient of the Federation’s Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award in 2013 and the United Jewish Appeal’s Achievement Award in 1998 at the General Assembly in Jerusalem. 

In 1999, he received the National Scopus award and an Honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, American Friends of Hebrew University, or Northwestern Memorial Foundation.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021


  • Shiva

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Shiva Minyan via Zoom

    Friday, April 2, 2021



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Jeanette Hoag

April 3, 2021

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Glick family and the many who were lucky to call Larry "friend". Larry had a boundless love for mankind and demonstrated that in every exchange with anyone who crossed his path in the course of any given day. He showed respect and kindness, always. I was fortunate to see him often over many years at the office. It was a pleasure every time. When I think of Larry, my heart is warmed. What a gift he was!

In sympathy, Jeanette Hoag

Diane Day

April 2, 2021

I met Larry when I worked at Northern Trust Bank. He was the most giving compassion and caring person I have ever met. As an attorney , he went out of his way for his clients. Knowing Larry was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I respected Larry and most of all I admired him. His friendship over the years have helped me be a better trust administrator as well as a better person. Larry will truly be missed.

Larry Hochberg

April 2, 2021

Larry made a great difference in so many areas.

I had great respect and admiration for him.

Very sorry,


Merrillyn Kosier

April 2, 2021

Larry and Nancy Glick were so welcoming to us when we moved into 1540 almost 20 years ago. When they broke the news to us they were moving, we asked where and why???!! With a twinkle in his eye, Larry told us they were moving into "assisted living". He continued with a chuckle, "We are moving to WTP, where they have room service, restaurants, a health club/spa and a swimming pool!" We will miss Larry's wit, kindness and warmth. We send our deepest condolences to Nancy and the entire Glick family. --Merrillyn J. Kosier and James F. Kinoshita

Francine & Reuven Hazan

April 2, 2021

We were extremely saddened to hear about Larry’s passing. Francine and I both experienced the loss of a father not long ago, and we empathize with what Andy and Jon are experiencing now. His loss is tremendous, and there are no appropriate words to help when a parent, or husband, passes away.

We met Larry almost 35 years ago. His relationship with Nancy was a thing of beauty, and he was extremely proud of his boys. Whether it was over dinner in Chicago or in Jerusalem, our relationship with Larry and Nancy spanned the test of time and of generations.

The loss of any loved one, especially a father, is very hard. There is little that can be done to truly comfort the loss of your father – except to hug Nancy and take very good care of her! It is important that you know that your friends from far away feel your loss, know your pain, and embrace you and your wonderful family at this time. Larry loved his family more than anyone else. It is important that you remember that now.

May you only know joy from your family from now on.

Francine & Reuven Hazan
Jerusalem, Israel

Caryn Rosen Adelman

April 1, 2021

To the entire Glick family please accept my sincere sympathy.
Larry was a true leader and trailblazer within the Jewish world.
His Zionism and love of Jewish peoplehood was contagious.
Larry’s legacy lives on thru those of us he mentored.
Caryn Rosen Adelman

Betsy and Barbara Rubin

April 1, 2021

We are sad to hear of Larry's passing. Our condolences and sympathy to Andy, Nancy, Jonathan, Kathy, Phyllis and the entire Glick family.

Larry, Alav Hashalom (may he rest in peace).

Diana Boyer

April 1, 2021

Larry was one of the nicest men I have had the privilege to have known. Each and every time we saw each other, he would greet me with a smile, say hello dear, and ask how I was doing. And he genuinely wanted to know the answer. I will remember his smile, his thoughtfulness, and the chocolates he would bring back from his lunches. My condolences to the Glick Family. Rest in peace, Larry. You will never be forgotten.

Benjamin Bleadon

April 1, 2021

I am heartbroken and at a complete loss. One of the finest men that I have ever known. My condolences to Nancy and the rest of the family.

May his Neshamah have an Aliya

Jill Steinfeld Cunniff

April 1, 2021

My mom, Fern Steinfeld and I send our deepest condolences on Larry's passing. May his memory be for a blessing.
Jill and Tim Cunniff and Fern Steinfeld