Helfer Passes Away
Frieda Helfer of Skokie, Ill., passed away after a long illness
at the age of 85.
Helfer was active in the family glass business, Novelty Glass
and Mirror, started by her father, Joseph Hershkopf, in 1917, according
to her obituary. During World War II, Frieda and her sister ran
the glass business alone, while their brother served in the armed
forces. Upon Albert's return, the business was intact and thriving.
According to her obituary, Helfer was active in many social, educational
and religious organizations. She was PTA president of College Hill
School, former president of Pioneer Women and together with her
late husband, Herman, was a founding member of the Congregation
of Bnai Emunah in Skokie.
Helfer is survived by her sons, Joel and Harvey, daughter Gail,
grandchildren Cliff, Zachary, Jeffrey and Rachel, brother Albert
and sister, Rochelle Mantell. In lieu of flowers, the family has
asked that contributions be made to in her name to American Cancer
Society or Jewish United Fund.
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