October 13, 1952 – July 10, 2022
Waters of Babylon Chapel
Date: July 13, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM
Beth Moses Jewish Cemetery: 1500 Wellwood Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704
Service Recording: Click Here
Following the interment, family and friends will return for the meal of consolation to the Sherman Residence at 7 Sleepy Lane in Melville. Shiva will be observed following the meal of consolation at 3 HAMPTON AVE. in Westhampton Beach, from 7-9pm, then on Thursday from noon-7pm, Friday 11-3pm and then on Sunday from 12-5pm. Masks Requested.
Contributions may be made in Ilona’s memory to the Seena Magowitz Foundation at seenamagowitzfoundation.org. a foundation devoted to Pancreatic Cancer Research
Ilona Robin Chomsky
a.k.a. the Mommala
Ilona was born on October 13, 1952.
She grew up in Queens with her sister Laura and met Natt in 1974 while working at Hillbilly Jeans.
Although her relationship with Natt had its ups and downs back in those days,
her career was impressive as she worked her way up the corporate ladder.
She eventually became executive vice president of sales for a large garment company.
Ilona was an expert schmoozer and even taught those around her a little bit about schmoozing.
Back in 1993 Ilona married Natt, the love of her life, and soon there after
had their beautiful angel Rachel, their daughter.
Ilona was an amazing salesperson, wife, mother, aunt, sister and friend.
She was impressive at what she did and accomplished!
Then on June, 2020, Ilona’s life changed when she got a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
There are no words to express the bravery and fight that this beautiful warrior displayed for two years.
She finally succumbed to this illness on July 10th and is with God.
Today we celebrate her life and every day here after she will always be
remembered as the great person she was.
God bless Ilona.
My friend for over 30 years! You will be terribly missed!
My heart is broken.
What can I say about this incredible woman that hasn’t been said by those closest to her. A loving mom, wonderful wife and friend, a contributor to the world and advancement of social evolution. Although she will be sorely missed, her memory and smile, will remain with us all.
Dearest Natt and Rachel…
I can only imagine the heartbreak you are feeling.
Ilona, together with you both, fought a long and difficult fight. She is finally at peace, and her memory will be for a blessing.
I know you two will go on and live to honor her life as she would have wanted.
Wishing you strength and courage in the days ahead…
With much love,
A beautiful fun loving , kind woman .
Ilona was a fantastic saleswoman .
I will forever think of her with great affection.
The world is a little darker with this beautiful soul no longer in it.
May Ilona Chomsky’s memory be for a blessing.
My condolences to her husband Natt & her daughter Rachel.
Natt and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and for the suffering that her illness must have created for her, and for all of you, over the past 2 years. We are thinking of how difficult this time is for you, her friends, and all other loved ones. Know that we are thinking of you now. May Ilona’s memory be for a blessing.
So very sorry. Ilona will be sorely missed. Sending love…😢❤️
Dear Natt and Rachel,
We are so, so sorry for your huge and heartbreaking loss of your beloved wife and mother.
We just wanted you to know that we care.
May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
hugs and much love, Naomi and Glenn
May her memory be a blessing to her family. I always enjoyed working with her. We always had a good time RIP Illona
Ilona Ilona Ilona I will miss you terribly. Thank you for the 15 years that I was able to work with you. Thank you for teaching me so much. Thank you for all the late evenings in the office talking and laughing. You were the best sales women hands down.
Natt and Rachel I wish you much strength and peace. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Love always LaToya
“ ‘ She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazine. She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something temporary as her looks. She was beautiful deep down to her soul. She was beautiful. ‘ “ —F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dear Natt and Rachel, May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you as you navigate through these uncharted waters. Your beloved wife and mother is now pain free and whole again. May her beautiful memory be with you always. God bless her.
I send condolences to Natt and the family. I am so sorry to hear of Ilona’s passing. It sounds like she was an amazing woman and will be missed. Our prayers and sympathies are with you all.
Dear Natt, Rachel and My Dear Cousin Laura
I was so heartbroken to hear about the passing of My Dear Cousin Ilona.
She was a wonderful person and amazing human being. She was always so bubbly and I’m saddened that she had to suffer but she is now at peace.
I will sorely miss her.
Your cousin Mark Samet and my son Matthew Samet.
Ilona was a beautiful soul with enormous courage and grace. We will miss her
Dear Natt and Rachel: Words can not express my sadness on the death of Ilona. I know she fought a brave battle. We know that she is now at peace—I will never forget our friendship and more. Sharing so many live experiences . She is now at peace, and will be watching over you both, as she always did. She will always be in my heart and missed.