Seymour Shlaes

March 6, 1920November 2, 2011


Seymour Shlaes, age 91, after a short illness. He was a published poet, cabinetmaker and copy desk editor for the Wall Street Journal. Born in Chicago Illinois in 1920 he was the son of the late Sam and Sarah Shlaes, brother of Ben Shlaes and the late Barry Shlaes. Seymore Attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill, graduated MA Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Husband of the late Edythe Rose Shlaes (Nee Falk) and the late Margie Gilbert,(nee Ginsberg); survived by son, Evan (Terri) Shlaes, daughter, Loren Shlaes; step-children, Joan (Will) Guilianelli, Jerry (Pam) Gilbert and Diane Shapiro and long time companion Dorothy Pielet. Services were held Friday, November 4, 2pm at Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette, IL. 847-256-5700,


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 4, 2011

Seymour Shlaes

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Traci Margolis

November 6, 2011

My Dear Uncle Seymour, you will always be in my heart. I have so many fond memories to look back and your big smile will be deeply missed.

Fred Zinkann

November 5, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to Seymour's family.We will miss him very much and will always remember him. Fred and Betty Anne

Joe Venturi

November 5, 2011

My deepest condolences to Seymour's family. I will always remember him.

Sue Kozin

November 4, 2011

Evan and Terry: Brian and I wish to honor the memory of your Father Seymour. A great life will be remembered with love and respect.

Sue and Brian