Dec 22, 2021

Sharon Avny nee Shepardson

Sharon Avny nee Shepardson age 73. Beloved wife of Dr. Warren Y. Avny and his children Michelle (Stephen) Serck and Jeffrey Avny (Kim Fossieck). Much beloved grandma Sharon to Jacob, Adam, and Benjamin Serck. Sister of Diane Shepardson and Beverly Lambert. Special auntie of Sara Shepardson Mitchell and Stacy Shepardson Williams. Graveside service Thursday 1PM at Shalom Memorial Park (Section VII-Mt. Zion), 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, 308 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 225, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website.

Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

Sharon Shepardson Avny died on November 3.

Sharon always hosted a summer barbecue for those of us in this area of Southern California, a wonderful opportunity to keep up with a group of classmates who, in many cases, I knew better from our California lives than I ever did in Chicago. She was gracious and charming and always looked fabulous. We all worried last summer when she emailed that she had health problems and wasn't able to have the gathering this year.

Sharon lived in Southern California even longer than we've been here, and that's a long, long time. She had a very successful career in HR at the Los Angeles Time for many years before marrying Warren Avny and moving to Orange County. I have a brunfelsia bush in my yard that came from a cutting she gave me when she still lived in Glendale. Its common name is Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow because it changes color as it matures. That feels particularly appropriate right now.

The last time I saw her was at Christmas 2019. She was still the prettiest girl in our class, as well as one of the sweetest and most kind. May we all leave behind such lovely memories.

Taffy Cannon, June 1966

So Sorry to hear aoubt Sharon's passing.
Ron McComb

Sad to hear. A beautiful person.
Patt Christie
A lovely tribute to a lovely classmate.
Marie Buti
Extremely sad and makes it seem worst because of the time of the year.

Ray Justinic 
Very sad to hear it.

Craig Hullinger

Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 10, 2021.

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