Elissa Speizman, 67

Worked for the EPA and DOE

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Elissa Speizman, of Oak Park, died on Jan. 8, 2019. Born on June 3, 1951, she was one of the first female graduates of the University of Wisconsin's MBA program, and a 38-year employee of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. An avid traveler, hiker, and bicyclist, she was a co-founder of the Harrison Street Bicycle Club.

 Elissa was the wife of Doug Walder, the mother of David and Sam Walder, the sister of Richard (Faith Horowitz) Speizman and Andrew (Jackie Penrod) Speizman, and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Services have been held. Memorials to Cluster Tutoring, P.O. Box 4116, Oak Park, IL 60303 are appreciated. For more information, call 708-383-3191 or drechslerbrownwilliams.com.

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