In In Memoriam

Terri Sweig


Terri Sweig, née Levitetz, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCPC, 84. Beloved wife of Allan for 60 years; loyal and devoted mother of Laura Sweig Eisen and David M. Sweig; mother-in-law of David Eisen and Kristy Sheldon Sweig; loving grandmother of Jacquelyn and Sari Eisen and Samantha, Zachary, and Madelyn Sweig; daughter of the late Fae and Charles “Chuckie” Levitetz; sister of the late Carleton “Carl” (Judy) Levitetz. Graduate of the University of Michigan (BA), Lindenwood University (MA) and Pacifica Graduate Institute (Ph.D.) Proud tomboy. Lover of the arts and all things in nature. As a feminist, advocate for women’s rights, and believer in gender equity, Terri was committed to helping others. She was an art therapist and sandplay therapist recognized as an expert in treating female victims of childhood abuse. She passed on her enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience first as a member of the faculty of Northern Illinois University, and then at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and as a lecturer at many other schools. She conducted teaching workshops and wrote articles and book reviews. She advised faculties and candidates on graduate dissertations and editors on articles submitted for publication. Terri served as a director, officer, and member of many art therapy organizations. She created exhibits for the Focus on the Arts program and led field trips for students at Highland Park High School. With her late friend and business partner, she pioneered the sale of art by the display of photographic slides. Terri collected all forms of art, was a regular concert-goer and world traveler. The family would like to acknowledge the fine care given to her at the Northbrook Inn. Funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 4, 11 AM at Weinstein & Piser Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd, Wilmette. It will also be streamed. Interment Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SHALVA, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Jung Society of Chicago, or the charity of your choice. For funeral info: 847-256-5700.

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