Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home

111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL


Ralph Tash

June 2, 1922May 8, 2019

Ralph Tash, 96, of Chicago, IL and Rancho Mirage, CA, passed away in Evanston, IL on May 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving son of the late Abraham and Bertha Tash (nee Rabinovitch); dear brother of Lenore (Albert) Rabin and the late Sherwin (Dorothy) Tash; beloved husband of the late Teme Rivke (Thelma Riva, nee Schmidt); devoted father of Dr. Joseph (Lorraine), Sharan, Max (Sharon), Carl (Jennifer), and the late Elisa Tash; cherished Zayde of Rose Tash (David) Collins; Avraham Mendell (Rachel) Mor, Matthew David (Peggy) Tash, Aliza Raizel Mor, Golan Yosef (Amanda) Mor, Lily Caplan (Phil) Blum, Daveed Shaiya Erickson, and Eli Caplan Tash; proud great-grandfather of Jack Milton Collins, Merav Layla Mor, Remi Adina Mor, Emmet James Mor, and Orly Aviva Mor; treasured uncle and great-uncle of many. Funeral service Sunday, May 12, 10 AM, at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McCallum Theatre, www.mccallumtheatre.com, or the Eisenhower Medical Center, www.eisenhowerhealth.org/giving. For info: 847-256-5700. Ralph was born in Russia in June of 1922. He moved with his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina in July of 1922. They immigrated to the United States in 1934, settling in Chicago. Ralph graduated from Manley High School in 1938 at the young age of 16. He was also a concert master at Manley. Ralph joined the US Army Air Corps December 11, 1943 and became a 2nd Lieutenant Navigator. He flew 51 successful combat missions and was honorably discharged July 14, 1945. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross 15th Air Force and Air Metal GO 1081 15th Air Force. He returned and attended the University of Illinois, graduating with a pharmacy degree. He founded several successful businesses- namely TASH, Inc. with his brother Sherwin, and ShopKo in Green Bay, WI with James Ruben. Jewish life was extremely important to Ralph – he was a longtime member of A.G. Beth Israel Congregation in Lincolnwood, IL as well as Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs, CA. Ralph maintained valued friendships through his memberships at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood, IL and Morningside Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. He enjoyed the theater and was a longtime subscriber to McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. He will be deeply missed by many people.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Interment Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Shiva Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Shiva Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Shiva Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Anna Chlopecka

May 12, 2019

We are sorry for your loss. Ralph showed our family great kindness. I give my condolences to the entire family.

The Chlopecki Family

Helen Brown

May 9, 2019

So sorry for your loss
Just know he isn’t suffering any more
May he rest in piece

Melissa Cohen Helen brown

May 9, 2019

Wishing the family of Ralph peace and love at this time. You are all in our prayers. Melissa and Helen