Wendy Lapidus-Saltz
January 13, 1958 - March 16, 2019
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Wendy Lapidus-Saltz, 61 years old, It is with great sadness that Wendy has left our world peacefully on Friday, March 15th in Northbrook, IL. She was 61 years old. Wendy was born in Newark, New Jersey and lived in several states, mostly in the Chicago area with her husband of 39 years, Ian. Wendy struggled …
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Julio Ruiz left a message on January 31, 2020:
Im so sorry for your loss Ian. You may not remember me but I worked at Banana Shack for you in the 70s and I went to Long Branch HS. I know your pain as I too lost my wife and daughter in 1996. My prayers to you and your family
Anja Lamberts left a message on May 16, 2019:
A candle was lit by Anja Lamberts on 2019/05/16
Alan Spindle left a message on April 14, 2019:
I met Wendy in Chicago when she hired me as a copywriter. Of course it took me years to discover that having a strong, honest, generous woman for a boss in the advertising business was not something I should have taken for granted. She looked out for me at the agency and became my friend as time went on. She encouraged me to write things that were not ads. She often had enough energy and enthusiasm for the both of us, and for any group we were in as well. Wendy taught me how to be a better writer and an better person. She also taught me important life lessons such as, "All tall people should invest in nose hair clippers." I count myself very lucky to have been a part of her life. My sympathy to her friends and family. Alan
Judith Hiltner left a message on March 23, 2019:
Wendy was a wonderful role model for sharing your own gifts to help other people. I remember once when I was nervous about having to speak in front of a lot of people. She really FELT my anxiety, I could tell, and asked me subtle questions about what I was feeling. Then she offered excellent suggestions that helped me to "image" good outcomes and also suggestions about breathing. They helped me so much. She was such a treasure, unsought, but generously offered to me, and to all of us, as a blessing and a wholesome cure. She will live forever in my heart.
Jim Walker left a message on March 22, 2019:
What a sad time for all of us that had the great, good fortune to know Wendy. Her struggles over the last several years were heroic and clearly showed her strength and moral character. She was a brilliantly gifted writer, but an even better friend to all of us. Ian was the love of her life and she was his. I am so happy that they met at a young age and spent so many loving years with each other. I only wish it could have been many more.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Susan Bertocchi left a message on March 20, 2019:
I worked around Wendy in the Chicago agency world and was always impressed by her talents. May her memory be for a blessing. I also wanted to let you know that there are two post streams on Facebook commenting on her passing and I would be happy to compile them and send them to you if you are intetested. Just let me know. Regards, Susan
Arlene Wanetick left a message on March 19, 2019:
I am so very shocked and sad to hear this news, having not even known Wendy was ill. She was such a blaze of powerful brains, beauty, fiery energy, talent, tremendous wit and drive. We were friends during our advertising lives and partnered together on a couple of projects as well as encouraged each other's creative writing. Wendy always made me laugh, made me think. She never failed to inspire me. I knew her take on things would always be original and uniquely hers. Having a disease of the brain seems so ironic, unfair, and heartbreaking. Wendy was a very bright light. My deepest condolences to you, Ian, and all the circles of people whose lives she touched so deeply.
Daniel Koellhoffer left a message on March 19, 2019:
Dearest Ian, Holly and Gretchen, I'm so sorry and sad for the passing of Wendy, as I know from your hearts and words, , that she made your world, and that of many people, a much better place. All the Koellhoffers send their sincerest sympathy and love.
[email protected] left a message on March 19, 2019:
It's taken me awhile to be able to write this. I was unaware of Wendy's disease, only of her intense aliveness, energy, big heart, brilliant thought. I send very deep condolences, in sadness and love.
Debbie Spaniak left a message on March 18, 2019:
Ian, My heart breaks for you. You and Wendy had such an incredible love story. She was a delight and will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. With love and sympathy, Debbie Spaniak
Betsy Grimm left a message on March 18, 2019:
Dear Ian and all. I was so very sorry to learn about Wendy's diagnosis and passing. It's hard to imagine all you've been through in recent years. I was lucky to know Wendy when I first started at DDB under Judith Werme. She was a force to be reckoned with. A super star writer. She did the job of about 5 writers. Seriously. I was lucky enough to work with her as a team many times. When she went off to write her scripts, you never knew what she'd return with. But it was always smart, concise, and strong. We loved working on the more female products in Judith's world and she was the perfect voice of female strength. I can still here her reading her scripts with so much emphasis and conviction. I loved hearing how she followed her interest in hypnosis. She worked with me once in the office since I was concerned about a fear of child birth (and I was very pregnant!!). I'll bet she helped a lot of people with her skills. I had so much respect for her and really saw her as a powerful woman role model. I'm sending you love and light as you navigate this great big loss. With Love, Betsy Grimm
Stephanie Fronczek Nolan left a message on March 18, 2019:
Dear Ian, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife. May your memories comfort you in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Diana Barich left a message on March 18, 2019:
Dear Ian, I am so sorry to hear about Wendy's passing and struggle with Alzheimer's. I adored Wendy as a boss and friend. She was such a talented woman and it was evident to all who worked with her. I remember one business trip when she shared she knew you were the one from the first day she met you. You both were so blessed to have had each other. I will always remember that lone signature curl that hung down from her forehead. :) Thank you for taking such good care of her. Sending you love and prayers. Diana Barich
Patricia Neumann left a message on March 18, 2019:
My sincere loving condolences to Ian and family. Wendy was and will always be a brilliant light of creativity and inspiration. I so loved working in advertising with her and was also blessed to share many conversations with her on creativity, hypnotherapy and healing. Great love and infinite blessings Dear Wendy.
Lynn Becker left a message on March 18, 2019:
Wendy got me into advertising, and into the IT career that has sustained me ever since. Wendy got me started as a published author. In her writing and her life, she transformed cliches into something luminous: smart, funny, kind, beautiful, inspirational and incredibly generous. My deepest condolences to Ian and her family.
John Linesch left a message on March 18, 2019:
Wendy, was a fearless creative women who was a great insparation to me when I worked for her many moons ago. Beautiful, Smart, engaging, funny, and intense at times. She will be missed by all who she influenced. Ian, You are the rock she built on. Peace & Love your way:) John Linesch
Chip Fuller left a message on March 18, 2019:
I will always remember Wendy with great fondness. She was the one who convinced Dave Moeller to give me my first job as a copywriter at FCB. Thank you, Wendy.
Monty Fisher left a message on March 17, 2019:
Ian and the entire extended Lapidus Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and hope that you can solace in the many good memories you have of Wendy. Monty fisher
Jaye left a message on March 17, 2019:
Ian and family. My sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. Wendy was a wonderful person. May she rest peacefully.
Mike and Evie Gill left a message on March 17, 2019:
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Susan Johnson left a message on March 17, 2019:
Wendy was the brightest star. She was passionate about everything. A brilliant writer and advertising partner, she always pushed the envelope to hone her craft, to be even better, to know more. She was forever curious. And a perfectionist. Ian, I know you were the love of her life. She said it often. And I know how protective and loving you were towards her. You were so lucky to have found each other. I am so saddened by this news.
Rachel Hanna left a message on March 17, 2019:
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Mary and Richard Jones left a message on March 17, 2019:
Dear Ian and family of Wendy, We count ourselves fortunate to have met Wendy before she was stricken. She was a kind, thoughtful and witty lady. We will miss her. We convey to you our deepest condolences upon her passing, and know the blessings of memories and shared love will be with you. With love, Mary and Richard Jones
Reene Newton left a message on March 17, 2019:
Ian, I cannot even imagine the sadness you are experiencing. But please know my heart goes out to you. You and Wendy had a beautiful life together which will always be a part of you. I admired Wendy very much because she was a "true individual". I am glad I got to spend time with you and Wendy when I visited Long Branch. Her speech at your mom's funeral was unusual and beautiful. Please stay in touch. Love Reene
Fran Kras left a message on March 17, 2019:
How sad I was years ago to hear of Wendy's diagnosis. And now her passing. She was brilliant and beautiful. Passionate about her work and life. My thoughts are with all that remained close with her. Take care.
Grant Priehs left a message on March 17, 2019:
Ian, I am so saddened to hear of Wendy's struggle and passing. She was so talented. Take good care of yourself.
Nathalynne McGinnis left a message on March 17, 2019:
While working with Wendy at FCB, I always admired how put together she was. She was beautiful, smart and thoughtful. What a terrible loss and too soon. R.I.P beautiful one, your soul will be surely missed. My heartfelt condolences. Nathalynne McGinnis
Sam Porritt left a message on March 16, 2019:
Shocked and sad to hear this. Wendy was a great person and talent. My sincere condolences to all family and friends.
Valerie Gobos left a message on March 16, 2019:
Dear Ian and Family, I am extremely saddened to hear the news of Wendy passing. I had emence love and respect for her and I am terribly sorry for this loss. Sincerely, Val
Fran Johns left a message on March 16, 2019:
Wendy was such an inspiration. Beautiful, bright, full of energy. What a sad day. Love to Ian.
Evie Silvers left a message on March 16, 2019:
Ian, My sincere condolences. You know that I adored her. Stay strong. Evie
Mary Waters left a message on March 16, 2019:
I loved Wendy and so admired and respected her. Life will be more lonely without her presence. I am glad she is at peace.
Susan pranica left a message on March 16, 2019:
It's so sad to see such a vibrant soul leave us way too soon. I knew , loved and worked with Wendy when she was a creative in advertising. She was brilliant, talented, funny, and had a unique, smart approach to solving problems. She brought a fun energy when she walked into the office with that beautiful smile and enervating intelligence. I'm so glad she had the love of her life taking care of her so thoughtfully every day during her difficult illness. I will miss her dearly.
Marea and Bill Brichta left a message on March 16, 2019:
So sorry to hear this, Ian. As you know, we loved Wendy and we're so glad to have known her, worked with her, and spent wonderful times together. This is so sad..may her memory be a blessing. If there's anything we can do, please let us know. Love, Marea and Bill
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