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“I enjoyed going into Al's store & picking out a ring & setting for my wife. I hope to come back in soon for my wife's 75 th bday & do something nice...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Pech - Mokena, IL - Friend

“I was moved to write this story about Al because he so cared to fix my inexpensive watch which has so much sentimental value for me. And he did fix...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Kadi Meyer - Tinley Park, IL

“#2 A born artist, she took classes at Chicago's Art Institute soon after the family immigrated from Scotland. For over nine decades she created in...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kadi Meyer - Tinley Park, IL

“Our deepest condolences. A dear friend of my parents, who bought nearly every piece of jewelry from him. I also spent time talking to him and getting...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Lubna Qazi - Oak lawn - friend

“One of the finest men I knew. I was a sales rep and Beverly resident. I knew Al For 40 years. Great loss. Take care of him Kathy. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Callahan - Palos Heights, IL

“My sympathy. Al was the nicest person. He took care of the Fox Family for years.He also gave me the encouragement to buy my first Harley. Ill never...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: MaryAnn Fox - Oak Lawn, IL

“Sheryl sorry for the error in your name on the previous message. Message remains the same. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Pat and bill Schaafsma - IL

“Our sympathy to all of you. Cathy sorry we were out of town for the wake we loved to stop by and seeyour dad. He was fun to talk to. Peace to you...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Pat and bill Schaafsma - IL

“Al designed my grandparents wedding rings, my parents wedding rings (among other jewelry) and I knew when I got married I wanted him to design my...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tiffany Olbrot Werner - Clifton, IL

“Sharyl , Micheal Scott, Micheal Joe, George, Our deepest condolences upon the passing of Al, he was an exceptional father to each of you and a...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Rieger - CO

“Dear family,Condolences on the loss of Alan, my cousin. It's such sad news.We're thinking of you.Geraldine (Gerry) Arbachand familyOttawa,...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Geraldine Arbach - Ottawa, Canada

“My condolences to Sharyl, George, Michael and the extended family. Many moons ago my boyfriend bought me jewelry from Mr. blackman and I knew many...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Cobb Harding - Knoxville, TN

“Alan and I met over 50 years ago at the store on 95th street. We always keep in touch over the years. He was a great guy and a fantastic jeweler!I...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry Karns - Orland Park, IL

“We are so sorry to hear the sad news.AL was a wonderful man and we felt like family when we came to his place of business. All of our girls were...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Mary/ Tom Jansen - Tinley Park, IL

“Sharyl, I'm so very sorry to see this, I remember you speaking so lovingly of your Dad. May God give you strength and guidance at this difficult time! ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Renee Randol

“Michael joesince you called me ,I started to think of your dad and what a special person he was, all the years that I knew your dad he always made me...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: sally kahn - olympia fields, IL

“So sorry to hear about your daddy! Be assured that we will be thinking of you all during these most difficult times. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jenny and Danny Hollabaugh - MO

“He always made each person feel so special even when doing the smallest of things. He designed my engagement and wedding bands. Wouldn't let my Aunt ...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Kebschull - Family

“SharylSo sorry about your dad I know how close you were to him and how much you loved himWe are thinking about you and your family. Joe sends his...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Deb Williams - Westmont, IL

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Age 77 of Frankfort, passed away on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Alan is survived by his loving family, children, George Blackman, Michael J. (Alice) Blackman, Michael S. Blackman, Sharyl Blackman, sister, Phyllis (John) Klein, grandchildren, George A. Blackman, Tara Rieger, Dean Rieger, Aaron Blackman, Christopher (Britney) Blackman, great grandson, Brody Blackman and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice & Clare Blackman (Berman), wife, Catherine Blackman (Ramirez), siblings, Ronald Blackman, Edward Blackman and daughter-in-law, Kristen Blackman.

Al was the owner and operator of Al Blackman Jewelers in Tinley Park who lived his life as his company motto stated; "enter as a customer, leave as a friend." The only thing he loved as much as his family and friends was his 1970 Harley Davidson.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 from 3:00 PM until time of funeral service at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to PAWS would be appreciated. For information, or 815-806-2225.

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