In Memory

Elissa Speizman

Elissa Speizman, resident of Oak Park, IL; beloved wife of Doug Walder; loving mother of David and Sam Walder; dear sister of Richard (Faith Horowitz) Speizman and Andrew (Jackie Penrod) Speizman; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. One of the first female graduates of the University of Wisconsin's MBA program, Elissa was a 38 year employee of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. She was an avid traveler, hiker, and bicyclist, and was a co-founder of the Harrison Street Bicycle Club. Services have been held. Memorials to Cluster Tutoring, P.O. Box 4116, Oak Park, IL 60303 are appreciated. Funeral info: 708-383-3191 or

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01/26/19 11:09 AM #1    

Nina C. Howe (Bukowski)

Elissa joined us at Williamsville South in our senior year and we became friends. A few years ago, we found each other again and I had lunch with her during a family visit to Chicago where she was living. I was in Chicago last year and wanted to contact her but couldn't find her email, and did not pursue it. How I wish that I had been more persistent. She was a bright, lively and fun friend. May she rest in peace.

Nina Howe

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