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Obituary: Stanton Wolf Brody

The former Glencoe resident passed away at 86 years old.

Stanton Wolf Brody, 86, of Glencoe passed away on Oct. 31. 

Beloved husband of Judith Anne Bolnick Brody, dear father of Michael L.  (Anne) Brody of Chicago, Marion Brody (Edward) Kelly and Deborah Brody (Tim) Britton, both of Winston-Salem, NC.  Loving grandfather of Joseph Stanton Kelly, Clare Webber and Grace Webber Brody.  Preceded in death by parents Louis T. Brody and Marion Frankel Brody, stepmother Della Brody and stepbrother Alan Kanter.   

Brody graduated from Hyde Park High School and DePaul University, and obtained a master degree in History from Roosevelt University.  

After a 25-year career with Brody Manufacturing he spent the next 30 years with Mesirow Financial.  

He is a longtime member and past president of Congregation Solel in Highland Park, and past president of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.  

Brody was passionate about social justice, civil rights, Reform Judaism, the Chicago Cubs and the Democratic party, and served as Delegate at Large to the Democratic National Convention in 1976.  

He loved a good meal, a good laugh, and the smell of a new presidential biography. He was equally fond of the Gershwins, Mel Brooks, John Wayne movies, and Sondheim musicals. His friends were friends for life.  

He will be missed by the members of BiWeekly, several North Shore suburban bookstore owners, and by his family.  

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Congregation Solel, 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park.  

Family will receive calls of condolence, Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lincolnwood Place, 7000 North McCormick, Lincolnwood.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louis T. Brody Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago, 5801 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago. 

This obituary was submitted by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Buffalo Grove Chapel. You can read more local obituaries on our obituaries page.

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