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Jill Trivas

Jill Robyn Trivas

March 3, 1961 - February 1, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    When
    Thursday, February 4th, 2021 2:30pm
    Location
    Virtual Funeral
    Address
    Please click the view the webcast link to watch the funeral service.
    Notes
    We will be holding virtual shivas Thursday-Sunday. The shivas will be open to all, but there will be two with 'focused' friend groups of Jill's as detailed below. Moreover, the corresponding links will be listed beside the appropriate time/group. Also a few notes before I go forward with the schedule 1) when you go to the zoom you will have to be wait to be let in by the hosts (us), this allows us to maintain a reasonable amount of people 2) we will be opening each zoom 30 minutes early which will give us time to let people in and will give you time to work out any technical difficulties. I (Izzy) will try to be active during those first 30 minutes in offering explanations and technical assistance to enable everyone to participate. And to clarify, the service part will be guided by a rabbi, but the zoom shiva will extend for another hour or two, however long we as a family feel comfortable with.
  • Shiva

    Location
    Virtual Shiva
    Address
    Virtual Shiva
    Notes
    Thursday the 4th, zoom opens at 6:30pm and service begins at 7pm. This service is open to all, but family and close friends will be prioritized. This service will be a full 30-35 minutes. We will be offering our virtual guests the opportunity to read notes, stories, and/or poems, etc

    Click here to join the virtual shiva


    Friday the 5th, zoom opens at 2pm and service begins at 2:30pm. This service is also open to all, but we are calling it the ‘TRAVEL’ shiva. We’d like to offer a space for all of the wonderful people who traveled with my mom to come together and share stories, though this is open to all! Also of note, this shiva will be a shorter service, running about 15 minutes.

    Click here to join the virtual shiva
  • Shiva

    Location
    Virtual Shiva
    Address
    Virtual Shiva
    Notes
    Saturday the 6th, zoom opens at 6:30pm and service begins at 7pm. This service is open to all, but this one is being dubbed the ‘OFFICE/COURT’ shiva. Again, we’d like to offer a space for all of the dedicated people who were touched by Jill in the legal community to come together and share stories. This shiva will also be a shorter, 15 minute service.

    Click here to join the virtual shiva


    Sunday the 7th, zoom opens at 9:30am and service begins at 10am. This service is open to all and is not geared towards any particular ‘click’ of Jills! Whether she realized it or not she had so many! Nonetheless, this service, which will also be a short 15 minutes, will conclude our shiva house.

    Click here to join the virtual shiva

Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
Mercy Health Foundation, Paxman Fund

301 St. Paul Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

Obituary

Jill Robyn Trivas, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the age of 59. She is survived by her loving husband, Alan L. Cohen; children, Isabella Annette Cohen and Francesca Mary Cohen; sister, Brooke Trivas (Thomas Saltsman), brother, Ross Trivas; sister-in-law, Debbie Cohen; mother, Sandy Desser; step-father, Leonard Desser; nieces, Parker Saltsman and Cameron Saltsman and uncle, Dr. Barry (Barbara) Gould. She was predeceased by her son, Dylan Max Cohen.

Jill was a fierce advocate for the thousands of people she represented for 28 years in the felony division of the Baltimore City Public Defenders Office. She was the undisputed best dresser in the Baltimore City Circuit Court for her entire career. Jill loved to travel and enjoy other cultures in Malawi, Zambia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, North & South Vietnam, India, China, France & Israel.

A virtual service will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 2:30 pm. Click the webcasting link above to view the service. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Mercy Health Foundation, Paxman Fund, 301 St. Paul Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 or to the charity of your choice.
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WH

Widge Hazell

Posted at 12:34pm
The short time that we all spent together over the NC Summer Camp years was always a great and memorable time. Frankie and Izzy, I had only just been back through some NC photographs and videos when Melissa told me the sad news about your mum. I remember walking your mum and dad around NC when they dropped you guys to camp. The chats were always good. Always a fun and memorable time. I had just watched the recording of The Wizard Of Oz with you playing an epic role of The Wicked Witch of The West Frankie, and you Izzy, riding so beautifully in The Drill Team. Your mum and dad were so proud of you both at NC as were we all. I was saddened to hear of Jill's passing and I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you all and sending you much love and support. Your mum has achieved so much in her life and was a great friend to many. I have enjoyed looking at all the photos and memories posted. She is much loved and sorely missed and I know she will be continually proud of all you girls do with your lives and will be with you wherever you go. Much love Widge X
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TONI S REAVES

Posted at 02:48pm
Ms. Jill you were such a beautiful woman even in your illness your beauty shined through both inside and outside. It was such a pleasure meeting and taking care of you. I wish the outcome would have been different. In the short time I knew you I see why you were so loved. God rest your soul until we meet again. I'm praying for strength for her husband, children, and siblings and all who knew and loved her.
B

Barry and Cathy Cohen

Posted at 07:41pm
Dear Allan and family,
So saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Your beautiful wife and partner was taken too soon. May she rest in peace.
AF

Alene Fisher

Posted at 05:05pm
Dear Allan, Izzy and Frankie..
Jill was the sweetest most genuine soul. I am heartbroken that she was taken so soon. She was so blessed to have you. I knew her in law school and even back then her heart just radiated even if you just met her in passing. She would want the three of you to live full lives in her memory.
MG

Mrs. Ellen Glasser

Posted at 10:22pm
Dear Izzy and Frankie,
Please know that I will keep you both and you family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
MK

Marc and Linda Klitenic

Posted at 08:05pm
From the first time we met Jill, we knew that she and Alan would wind up together. We had so many great times together whether in NYC or at home. We always appreciated Jill's view and her kindness. She will be missed tremendously but always remembered with much love.
D

Debbie & Marc

Posted at 02:56pm
Our deepest condolences in the loss of Jill!!! She will truly be missed!!
AG

Alan Garten

Posted at 12:55pm
Alan: So sorry for your loss.
JA

Jacqueline Abbott

Posted at 10:57pm
My dearest & best sister! Jill’s 30th birthday 🎉! I love you my love; Always & Forever Jack & Jill Forever!!!
MA

Marc Appel

Posted at 10:54pm
Alan,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Hoping all your memories will help you heal.
MR

Maureen L. Rowland

Posted at 05:54pm
Jill, I am so sorry to see you go. I hope you are now in a place without pain and reunited with loved ones that have passed on. You leave a giant void in this world, in my life, and in the lives of everyone that knew you. It wasn't until I started thinking about you to write this that I realized how much you impacted my life. I sought your advice on a case or a client countless times. You always had time to listen and to help. One time, I recall, I had a client facing life and had no defense. There were independant eyewitnesses and he gave a lucid, intelligent confession. He did not deny his guilt but he didn't think he should have to go to jail for that particilar crime. I really liked this client. I understood where he was coming from. But I did not see how he avoided being convicted and getting life. I was a mess. I didn't know what to do. I sought your advice, Jill. We talked through some strategies for dealing with the state. Then you said, lets go talk to him. You dropped what you were doing and came to the jail to talk to my client. You convinced him that it was in his best interest to take the state's offer. He is probably out now. You had a remarkable ability to relate to our clients and to be able to talk to them. You never took credit for a positive result. I remember when you accepted the fact that Prolaw was here to stay and sought my help in using it. You were a great role model without being overbearing. In fact, you never interferred unless you were asked. Probably, the thing about you that sticks out in my mind most is the way you treated your clients. I actually tried to emulate you. You listened respectfully and then you laid into them! You treated our clients like people, like adults. You did not impose your judgment on them. If they said something stupid or did something stupid, you told them so. That is because you had genuine respect for them and never made them feel like you were judging them. We need to do better at respecting our clients as adults. It just came to you naturally. I watched you time and time again establish relationships with your clients based on trust and respect. You know, I knew you were humble but I did not appreciate how you downplayed your generosity and your kindness. I learned about so many things you did for clients, their families, colleagues. You didn't announce your "mitzvahs" or take pictures or email about them. You just did them. I am so proud to have known you. So proud you were a public defender. You are the OPD Posterchild. Now, Jill, I would be remiss if I didn't mention your great fashion sense. You gave me confidence to wear things that were a little more eclectic or seemingly "younger". We are close in age so if you wore something that might be described as "young" then I felt I could wear it. You threw fashion convention out the window and dressed the way you wanted to. And--you always looked great. You inspired me to dress in clothes that I liked regardless of what would be appropriate. I am still working on it! Jill, Jill, Jill. What are we going to do without you? You are responsible for the best day I ever had in the office. Do you know what day that was? The day you sneaked Tank passed Mr. Bagley at the front desk and in to your office. He was still a baby and you didn't have him very long. And, oh, wasn't he the cutest, most precious puppy. He had that long silky yorkie hair. So cuddly, giving us all little puppy kisses. I hope that wherever you are, you are with all of the pets that passed on before. I feel warm and fuzzy imagining you with your dogs and cats and horses surrounding you, receiving the love and affection only you can give. And the serene smile on your face reflecting all the love in your heart that you have for every creature that has touched you.

I have been remembering and crying and wishing I would have said this when you were still on this earth. I wish you could know how much I admire and respect you. I hope you do know how much I genuinely liked you as a person. There is one other time that you touched my life and made it better. After being married to me for 20 years, my husband Chris said he didn't love me and wanted to live alone. I never saw it coming. I thought we were in love. I thought he would love me forever. He said he would, he acted like he would, but he didn't. i just sat at my desk and cried and cried. I think Anne Marie let people know what was going on. You came in to my office and shared some of your pre-ACE experiences and essentially showed me that the best is yet to come, like Alan was to you. Of course, I did not snap right out of it. There were a lot more tears and a few more bad relationships. I had hopes for every one and when each relationship failed, I moved on hearing your wisdom. I was mostly worried that I would not be able to find anyone at my age but your sage advice kept me going. And, do you know what, Jill? It did happen. I wish I would have told you about him. He is my ACE. My perfect match. My soul mate. My feelings for him were different than anything I felt for any other man. You said he was out there. And he was. And I was so happy. We were so in love. Sadly he died last week. Maybe you will see him. His name is Bill. I need some of your wisdom now. You were so lucky to have had Alan. To really have love for so many years. I would smile at you guys still flirting with each other after all this time. He still looked at you with so much love. He couldn't hide it. You clearly worshipped him. I am pretty sure your connection transcends death.

Jill. Beautiful Jill. You lived a rich life with many blessings. But you enriched many other lives, including mine, and you confered many blessings on many people.
IB

Irv Beitler

Posted at 05:25pm
Ace, Izzy and Frankie: So very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you.....May you carry with you only the fondest of memories. Love, Irv and Felicia
CB

Charles Blomquist

Posted at 04:52pm
It is with heavy heart that I say goodbye to Jill. I got to know Jill when I first started practicing law. And despite being on the opposite side of the court room, she was always a consummate professional, from whom I learned great deal about the law. Over the years, our friendship grew. We would occasionally go out to dinner with our spouses - and wish we had done more that! Jill is a special person and I will miss her greatly. Alan, I wish there was something we can do for you in this time. You and your girls are in my thoughts. Jill rest in peace.
LH

lisa hardy

Posted at 04:37pm
Ace, Izzy & Frankie,
Please know that my family and I are with you all in spirit during these difficult days and the ones to come. I pray that the outpouring of support, along with your beautiful memories of such an amazing woman give you strength and peace during this time. "Jilly" always took time for a chat anytime and anywhere I would see her and our last conversation, as most others was about shoes and the pride we shared in our respective children's accomplishments. Gone way too soon, but forever alive in the hearts of her many friends and family. Peace be with you Alan, Frankie & Izzy.
BS

Bob Schaftel

Posted at 03:47pm
So very sorry for your loss.
LC

Lou Curran

Posted at 03:41pm
Ace, Izzy and Frankie -
So very sorry to learn we lost Jill, "My Lawyer" ... one of the surprises I found at the OPD - a sharp-witted, sharp-dressing highly efficient ex-ASA who managed to put her clients' defenses together & get very fair or better results routinely, all while enjoying a full family life, lunch and travel to boot! I wish I knew how she did it 30 years ago! A unique character, irreplaceable. She generously supported our OPD AIDSWalk, MdSPCA and Chesapeake Center for Youth Development fundraisers. A true mensch. A real pleasure to have worked with her. Alan, My Other Lawyer, and kids, my sincere sympathies - may your memories of her inspire the rest of your lives. Rest in peace, Jill.
KC

Kerri Cohen

Posted at 03:27pm
We are sending our most heart-felt condolences to the Cohen Family. We will miss our Jill so very much and cherish all of the amazing memories of time spent with her. With much love, Kerri and Rob Cohen
TF

The Datnoff Family

Posted at 03:26pm
Our deepest regrets over the loss of your blessed mother and wife.
SR

Sharon(Silverstein) Rabinovitz

Posted at 03:25pm
I went to Pikesville High with Jill, and always had fond memories of joking around and hanging out together. Lots of memories of running track with Brooke. We reconnected a few years ago, after Jill went to Israel, and joining the Momentum group together. So sorry for your loss.
RF

Robert and Susan Feinberg

Posted at 03:24pm
Jill was someone very unique and special.She will be missed. May she rest in peace.
CM

Cindy Minken

Posted at 03:21pm
Dearest Alan, Izzy and Frankie-
Much love, thoughts and prayers to you all. May the many wonderful memories help you on the journey ahead.
All our love, Cindy and Dave
AK

Angela L Krozy

Posted at 02:30pm
Jill was a madricha on our JWRP trip to Israel 12/2014. Such wonderful memories. May her memory be a blessing.
AG

Anne-Marie Gering

Posted at 02:29pm
It's hard to fathom a return to the office without Jill's presence there. Even after she retired I missed her presence and flair. Her office was right next to mine and I enjoyed listening to her speak with her clients and state's attorney. It was often a battle of wills but done in her usual humor. She was no nonsense and told it like it was. I think her client's always appreciated her candor as well as her advocacy in the courtroom. She was hysterical with a quick and dry wit. SHe was passionate about her so many things from her family, her clients, her friends to her travels.

As a friend, Jill was loving and loyal even though we may not have always agreed on things. She always cared about what was going on with you, even popping her head into the office if you were too quiet or not yourself. I will miss her advice and empathetic ear. I will her vibrance and her flair.

Godspeed Jill.
NA

Neil Alperstein

Posted at 02:16pm
I was so saddened to learn of Jill's passing. I only met her one time, at the eye doctor's office with your precocious daughters. I hadn't seen you (Alan) in years, and it was good to learn of the wonderful family that you and Jill created. My sympathies to your family and you.
SF

Stephanie David and Family

Posted at 02:09pm
Ace, Izzy and Frankie-
Raegan, Dylan, Michael and I are so sorry about the passing of my good friend and your wonderful mother. You all were so lucky to have such an incredible mom who I've known as well as you all for over 25-30 years. We shared so many wonderful memories from Beth-El to Weddings and much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we are here if you need anything! She will be greatly missed. Love to you all- Steph and the Family
AD

Arna Desser

Posted at 01:47pm
Sending my deepest condolences to Jill's family and friends on a such a profound loss. May memories of the vibrant, adventurous and engaged person she was bring comfort to all of us. Her memory will surely be for a blessing.
R

Rona & Ed Casel

Posted at 11:02am
I Dear Sandy & Leonard,
We were devastated to hear about the loss of your beautiful Jill! It sounds like she is leaving a wonderful legacy and will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time!
WH

Wanda Keyes Heard

Posted at 10:30am
Jill was a dynamic ‘true believer’ in justice representing her clients to the fullest. There are lawyers that represent those who lack the resources for quality legal representation - she was the champion of the underserved. She forced jurists to listen and see her clients as individuals with strengths and weaknesses. I must say, she usually caught my attention immediately when she would walk into my courtroom with her wonderful fashion sense. Far too many sidebars were required where I had to inquire... where’d you get that? ( yes, I noticed). A bright and shiny star for legal justice is gone - way too soon. To Alan and family- I offer my deepest condolences at this time. May the Lord wrap HIS arms around you and bring you peace and comfort as only HE can.
NT

Nicole (Egerton) Taylor

Posted at 09:16am
Alan and family,
I’m thinking of you all and have you in my prayers. Jill was so smart and funny, but I remember most her empathy and true gift of compassion. She really was a person full of light.
May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories.
Nicole
PA

Paul L Abrams

Posted at 08:40am
Condolences go out to Jill's entire family. I remember Jill from Pikesville High School. Jill was a nice, down to earth, beautiful person inside & out. May you cherish all the beautiful memories. May Hashem bless her good soul. Baruch Hashem !!
EL

elliot lewis

Posted at 06:39am
To Alan and Family,
Please accept my condolences. I have fond memories of being co-counsel with Jill and seeing her fierce representation of her client. I always enjoyed running into Alan and Jill, whether it be walking up or down Lexington Street or at Linwood’s or the Lexington Market, and catching up or getting updates of what was new with their children
or what was new in their lives. I’m sure her memory will be a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she Rest In Peace!
JJ

Jennifer Jaskulski-Tripp

Posted at 09:54pm
I met Jill many years ago when I was a law clerk in the OPD. She was always so nice to me as I was trying to find my way as a newbie law clerk. Years later after I became an ASA, we reconnected and had some cases together. She was always a pleasure to work with. Her personality was as fabulous as her wardrobe. She was a proud mom and wife who often shared stories of her children. My heartbreaks for you all. We lost a good one far too soon. May you find peace in her memory.
EH

Ellen M. Heller

Posted at 08:31pm
Dear Alan and family

It is with great sadness that I learned of Jill’s death. I have so many good memories of her in court, and the advocacy, good judgment, skill and compassion she showed in her cases. I also remember the sad times, and the visit made with you and Jill so many years ago. She was filled with light, fun, vitality and it was my pleasure in recent years to “run” in to her at lunch and other times. I also remember some beautiful notes she sent to me in recent years. One talked of her wonderful children and described Izzy’s horseback riding and other updates of the family. She also wrote of the fantastic visit she took to Israel. She was a wonderful, caring, person and an excellent attorney.
Both my husband, Shale Stiller, and I send our very sincere condolences.
AM

Amy & Howard Mazer

Posted at 08:18pm
Ace....We are so sorry to hear of Jill's passing and are sending our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time....
CE

Chris Eby

Posted at 07:25pm
Dear Alan
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will never forget how Jill helped me when I needed her most. May you always have sweet memories.
NP

Nancy and Howard Pollinger

Posted at 06:37pm
Dear Alan and Family,
Our thoughts are with you during this time. Jill’s presence and smile would light up a room. We send our deepest condolences.
SC

Sharon Cole

Posted at 05:59pm
I’m so saddened to hear we lost a great one. She was a strong advocate for her clients and a beautiful person inside and out.
BL

Bonnie Lipman Levitt

Posted at 05:14pm
Ace, I am tremendously saddened to learn of Jill’s passing. You were the perfect couple. Meeting Jill was truly your beshert. I hope that memories of happy times sustain you, your daughters, and Jill’s mom through your family’s sorrow. May the time not be distant that the good memories can bring a loving smile to all. Sending you a long distance virtual hug of comfort.


May it not be too distant that the good memories can bring a smile of love to all. Sending you a virtual hug of comfort.
SM

Sheryl Milner

Posted at 04:01pm
Dear Sandy & Leonard
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Believe it or not I remember Jill as a little girl. I hope your memories bring you comfort.
Sheryl Milner
AP

Al Polovoy

Posted at 03:24pm
Alan,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely wife.
Al Polovoy
RB

Rosanna Blum

Posted at 02:45pm
I'm so sorry to hear that Jill lost her fight against cancer. I know she felt cherished and was loved by all of you during her time of need and throughout her life. I always respected her dedication, not only to her career, but how she balanced it with the children. She will truly be missed. Wishing all of you the best. Sending positive thoughts, prayers and love.
MB

Molly Bereson

Posted at 01:53pm
Dear Sandy,
I was shocked and saddened to read about Jill's passing. My thoughts are with you.
Fondly, Molly Bereson
PA

Paul Alpert

Posted at 01:47pm
Dear Alan: Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your great loss. Jill will be remembered as an outstanding advocate and person. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family. Sincerely, Paul Alpert
VR

Valerie Constantine Rees

Posted at 12:05pm
I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. Jill had an indomitable spirit, and she lived life fully and well. I know you have many wonderful shared memories, and I hope these will help to sustain you during this sad and difficult time. With love and sympathy.
BC

beth el congregation

Posted at 11:57am
The Officers, Board of Trustees and Staff of Beth El Congregation express a deep sense of loss on the passing of our member, Jill Trivas. May her memory be for a blessing.
DC

Debbie & Chuck Colton

Posted at 11:45am
Dear Ace, Izzy and Frankie,
Our hearts are heavy with the news of Jill"s passing. We hope that you will find comfort and warmth in your memories of her. Sending hugs and love.
LM

lisa and michael miller

Posted at 11:44am
Dear Ace,
I remember bumping into you so many years ago at the DAC and sharing with me how you had found someone so special to grow your love with. When I got to meet her via the school Mom bond I got to see that spark you told me about so many years prior. May her blessing continue to wrap you in love.
PB

Pam Kasoff Bloom

Posted at 11:31am
Dear Ace, Izzy, Frankie and family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I met Jill when we were both at Camp Netimus. Her love of horses was apparent even then as she would ‘work’ at the barn before breakfast. Her love of fashion was also apparent as she would then come straight to breakfast being so put together down to her jeans, barn boots, collar up and jewelry! The rest us only in T-shirts and shorts still trying to wake up for the day. Her work ethic was strong even then. I last saw her at our 30th Pikesville ‘79 reunion and she was as kind as ever. May your beautiful memories of Jill stay close to your hearts always .
B

Barbara and Joel Richmond

Posted at 10:50am
Alan, our hearts are heavy and broken, yet, full of beautiful thoughts of your beautiful Jill, vivacious, smart, engaged and engaging. May you, Isabella and Frankie find comfort, and may Jill’s memory be for a blessing. Elaine Eisenberg, who loved Annette and Dave, and Mary and Max, all of blessed memory, sends her love and condolences with us to you.
FH

Fritzi Kolker Hallock

Posted at 10:30am
In elementary school, Jill was always the coolest and the kindest to me. I'm heartened to see that she took those qualities through into the rest of her life with her style, her work and her loves. May her example continue to lead all who knew her ... may her memory be a blessing.
SP

SUELLEN POLAND

Posted at 10:29am
Dear Alan
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am thinking of you and your family in this sad time.
Suellen
EB

edie brown

Posted at 10:28am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Jill was a class act in every way
ES

Ellen & Rod Silverman (from High School)

Posted at 10:18am
Dear Brooke, My brother, Rod and I want to express heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful sister. We are so sorry.
LC

Lynn & Stanley Constantine

Posted at 10:17am
Jill was a most kind and genuine lady. Her selfless dedication to her clients is a model for all lawyers to follow. May her memory be a blessing.
RF

Robyn Fischer

Posted at 10:11am
Dear Alan
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
RS

Robert Steinberg

Posted at 09:55am
Dear Alan and Family:
My heart breaks for the tragic loss you have suffered. Jill was a great lady and a terrific advocate. I pray that the time will not be distant when you will remember her with a smile instead of a tear.
J

Janet Behrend Livingston

Posted at 09:44am
Alan I am sorry for your loss . May her memory be for a blessing and bring comfort to you and your beautiful daughters during this difficult time.
HP

Helene and Bill Pittler

Posted at 06:41am
We are shocked and sorry to hear of your devastating loss
JS

Jerry Seidler

Posted at 10:00pm
Alan, Isabella and Francesca, our hearts break over the passing of your wife and mother. May Jill’s memory be for a blessing, and we mourn with you. Rabbi Jerry Seidler (Sinai Hospital) and Kathy Bress (Pikesville High School).
LR

Leslie and Tom Ries

Posted at 08:19pm
Ace:

We are so sorry for your loss and hope you and your girls will cherish the many happy memories you have of Jill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Leslie and Tom Ries
EB

Eric Benzer

Posted at 07:49pm
My heart is broken over this tragic loss. So smart so funny so stylish so genuine. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
IP

Ira Papel

Posted at 07:01pm
So sorry to hear about Jill's passing. She fought hard at work and in life, may she rest comfortably now.
LB

Lynne and Stuart Brown

Posted at 06:53pm
Dear Alan and Girls,

We are so sorry to hear about Jill's passing. Hopefully fond memories will give you strength during this difficult time.
M

Mark S. Cohen

Posted at 06:25pm
I was so saddened to hear of you loss and, for that matter, the loss to those of us who were lucky enough to have met Jill. She was funny, smart, caring, sympathetic, genuine and sincere. May your memories of Jill bring you comfort and smiles on your faces.
J

Jerry Tarud

Posted at 06:19pm
Alan, Izzy, & Frankie,
I am so sorry for your loss. Jill was a fantastic person and truly taught us how to live no matter what the circumstances were. In the Courtroom, she was always sharp and a true professional. Jill had a smile that would seize the moment. Her smile and charm will always be remembered. Words alone cannot adequately describe what a wonderful, and terrific person we lost. Jill, rest in peace!
W

Walter King

Posted at 06:06pm
My most sincere Condolences to the entire Family . Jill was a wonderful soul and a fun person to be around. She will be missed; and i wish you Peace and thoughtful Prayer at this difficult time.
MM

Melinda Michel

Posted at 05:28pm
I am so very sorry to hear about this terrible loss for your family. I met Jill a few years ago through Etz Chaim and she was such a presence, a real force to reckon with. She made us feel so welcome in her home and was a truly inspiring Jewish woman. May you draw comfort from the beautiful memories you have of her way too short time in this world. May her memory be a blessing.
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Robyn Talesnik

Posted at 05:21pm
Whether it was fashion advice, chatting about our kids or just life in general, Jill’s words and unique point of view were always ones I took to heart. When I think about Jill, one word comes to mind. Authentic. And she was, through and through. She was a tour de force in so many ways, and leaves behind a legacy not many are able to achieve. I treasure the times we spent together and will miss her and our friendship dearly.

Alan, Izzy and Frankie- Sending my deepest condolences to you. May her memory always be for a blessing. Love and hugs to you all.
RP

Rich Desser & JoAnn Peroutka

Posted at 05:18pm
Our hearts break at the loss of Jill. We wish you comfort in knowing that she is now at peace and may your many fond memories of her help to ease your pain. Our deepest condolences.
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Todd Hyatt

Posted at 05:12pm
Chic beyond belief.... no doubt.... but most importantly a wonderful person. She will surely be missed.
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Warren Brown

Posted at 05:04pm
Jill was a GOOD PERSON and will be missed by many .
SW

Starr Schaftel Wayne

Posted at 04:58pm
In 1968, a month into 2nd grade, after being sick all summer and in the hospital for three weeks with blood poisoning, I joined my class at Cross Country Elementary School. On crutches, having lost all of my hair, Jill, without hesitation stepped in, befriended me and changed my life. Jill, you are that person. You always have been, and you always will be. Alan, Izzy, and Frankie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Love you forever, Starr
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Gary Bernstein

Posted at 04:31pm
Words cannot express how profoundly sad I am. Jill was an amazing woman and an obituary could never do her justice. Just a terrible loss for all of us and her wonderful family. Jill can Rest In Peace with and take care of Dylan.
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