Lillian Brodes, 94, of Plantation, Fla., passed away peacefully in her home, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

Born in Chicago to Fred and Belle Sabath, Lillian married Joseph Brodes of Miami Beach, Fla., in 1946. They were happily married for 40 years, residing in Miami Beach, until Joseph’s passing in 1986.

Lillian is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Mark Kaplan and Rhonda and Mark Siegel; grandchildren Craig Kaplan, Michele Shapiro and husband Stuart Shapiro, Jaclyn Siegel, and Brittany Siegel; and two great-grandchildren, Reid Kaplan and Blair Shapiro. Additionally, she is survived by her sister, Sylvia Novick, 98, who lives in Chicago.

Lillian loved life — vacations, cruises, photography with her husband in the Florida Everglades, decorating, dancing and cooking. She enjoyed volunteering and participating in programs for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary post in Miami Beach. She loved traveling every year from Florida to Chicago to visit her relatives.

Lillian leaves a legacy of love, devotion, friendships and family traditions. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Lillian’s memory to VFW Post 3559, 650 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Services were held Friday, Oct. 14, at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Ill. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lakeshore Jewish Funerals, 773-625-8621.