Obituary for Trudie R. Acheatel (Goldstein)
ACHEATEL, TRUDIE R.
July 27, 1945 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 72) Chicago, Illinois – Trudie Acheatel passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at age 72 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, after a courageous battle with Cardiac Amyloidosis. She was born in Chicago, Illinois as the daughter of Max and Lilyan Goldstein (Nee Cohen). She married her true love Paul Acheatel in her second marriage, a State Employee and Master Mason, in 1976. Trudie also worked for many years as a State employee. Never one to let age stop her, Trudie was the proud recipient of her Bachelor of Arts in 1997 having returned to college at the age of 52.
Trudie lived an active life of volunteerism at local senior centers and as a city election judge. In addition to being a devoted Grandmother, she was a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs and attended as many home games as possible. She was well known by the Cubs staff and Wrigley employees for love of the team, as well as her extensive collection of Cubs paraphernalia, including a coveted Cubs button hat. She was ecstatic to be present for the Championship Games and see the Cubs finally win the World Series in 2016! Over the years, she was often interviewed for her fandom by various news outlets. She enjoyed spending time with her Granddaughters, acting as Paparazzi to the girls, and sharing her love of baseball with them.
She is survived by her only son Robert (Rachel) Acheatel, Granddaughters Samara and Sarina, and Brother Selwyn Goldstein.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Acheatel (1930-1986), mother Lilyan, and father Max.
A service of Jewish faith celebrating Trudie’s life will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago at 10:30 am. Interment at Zion Gardens will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or to Trudie’s Grandchildren. Arrangements by Mitzvah Memorial Funerals, www.mitzvahfunerals.com.