The following information was provided by family members and Chicago Jewish Funerals.
Deborah Fell, a familiar face to generations of Highland Park shoppers, died Saturday. She was 66.
Fell was a longtime fixture at her family’s business, The Fell Company in downtown Highland Park, until it closed in 2001, according to a family member. After that she opened a boutique further east on Central Avenue bearing her name. The Fell Company was part of the Highland Park business community for 89 years.
Deborah was the beloved wife of the late William Foster and the loving mother of Robert (Jodi) Sandler and Sara (Scott) Greisberg. She was the proud grandmother of Ethan and Mia Sandler as well as Ava and Willa Greisberg.
She was also the caring sister of Susan Fell and the late Marianne (Jerry) Rudman. She was the dear daughter of the late Fred and Pearl Fell as well as the fond aunt of many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
“Debbie was a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life,” according to a notice from Chicago Jewish Funerals.
Services were earlier today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Congregation Solel, www.solel.org or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO BOX 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.lls.org. Arrangements were made by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel (847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com).