of Needham, on March 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Jack Resnick. Graveside services at Beit Olam East Cemetery on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1 pm.
of Needham, on March 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Jack Resnick. Graveside services at Beit Olam East Cemetery on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1 pm.
Professor Joseph Martin Sussman, born in Brooklyn, NY and a longtime resident of Lincoln, MA died in Boston, MA on March 20th, 2018. Joseph was born on November 17th, 1939 and was the eldest of two children to Leonard and Lillian Sussman.
Dr. Joseph M. Sussman was the JR East Professor (endowed by the East Japan Railway Company) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute of Data, Systems and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he served as a faculty member for 50 years. He joined the MIT faculty in 1967. From 1977 to 1979, Professor Sussman served as the Associate Dean of Engineering for Educational Programs. From 1980 to 1985, he served as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at MIT. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Director of the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at MIT. In 2011-2012, he served as the Interim Director of the Engineering Systems Division.
Dr. Sussman received the Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) its highest honor, “for significant contributions to research” in 2001, and the Council of University Transportation Centers (Award for Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research in 2003. He became a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. In 2008, he won the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Engineering Alumni of the City College of New York. The Transportation Research Forum named Sussman as its Distinguished Researcher in 2014, a lifetime achievement recognition. In 2017, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering bestowed its Distinguished Service and Leadership Award on Professor Sussman.
Sussman’s work in railroads has had a major impact on the railroad industry in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Sussman chaired the TRB committee overseeing the Federal Railroad Administration’s R&D program from 1996 to 1999 and chaired, in 2006, a TRB panel reviewing the federal transportation strategic plan for R&D. Sussman also chaired a new committee advising US DOT on the next generation of its Research, Development and Technology Strategic Plan . He has worked with the Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (UIC) on technology scanning for the international freight and passenger railroad industry. In Portugal, he was the principle investigator of a project examining many aspects of High Speed Rail planned for that nation.
Sussman has worked extensively on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), helping to build the U.S. national program. While serving as the first Distinguished University Scholar at ITS AMERICA (1991-92), he was the only academic member of the core group of five that wrote the first Strategic Plan for ITS in the U.S., a twenty-year plan for research, development, testing and deployment which has shaped the U.S. ITS program to the present day. In 2002 ITS Massachusetts named its annual “Joseph M. Sussman Leadership Award” in his honor. ITS America inducted Professor Sussman into the ITS Hall of Fame in 2015 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the organization.
In February, 2011, a National Research Council (NRC) committee that he chaired, wrote a report entitled Federal Funding of Transportation Improvements in Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Cases. This report recommended a fundamental restructuring of the relationship between the Department of Defense and the civilian public sector with respect to how transportation programs are funded when there are substantial shifts of military personnel to bases in already congested areas.
Dr. Sussman has served on review panels for transportation programs at Northwestern, the University of Toronto, Cornell, and the University of Michigan (chair). He has served as the chair of the CE advisory committee at CCNY and completed a 10-year stint on the advisory committee of Cal-IT2, a joint venture of UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego.
Dr. Sussman is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation Research Forum, Transportation Research Board (Executive Committee chair in 1994; Executive Committee member, 1991-1998), ITS America (Board of Directors, 1995-2001) and ITS Massachusetts (Board of Directors, 1996-2001). He co-founded Multisystems of Cambridge, MA in 1966 (now part of Transystems).
As a longtime Lincoln resident, Joseph loved to take walks around his neighborhood, frequent stops at the local ice cream establishments, loved his time as a Trustee to the Lincoln Public Library and enjoyed hosting many events at his beloved family home. He loved coaching his children in sports in their youth and found much joy in watching his grandchildren in their theater and in sports as they grew. If anyone ever talked to Joe, they soon found out his lifelong passion for baseball and horse racing.
Dr. Sussman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Henri-Ann Simon Sussman and their three children as well as his younger sister, Toby Manke and her husband Terry of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter Kerri-Jae Sussman and her partner Kimberly Coppenrath of Windham, ME; son Andrew Sussman and his wife Kristina Sussman and their daughters Leda and Hailey of Westford, MA and son Craig Sussman and his wife Nadia Sussman and their children, Taylor, Ryan and Owen of Lincoln, MA. Services at the Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton, MA on Sunday March 25th at 10am. Following interment at Lexington Road Cemetery in Lincoln, MA, observance will be at the home of Joseph and Henri-Ann Sussman. Shiva will be held at the home at 1:30pm on Sunday and will continue from 3 to 8pm on Monday March 26th, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph and Henri-Ann Sussman Book Fund at the Lincoln Public Library, 3 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
Joseph Sheldon “Grandpa Joey” Sheinman was born in Far Rockaway, NY August 25, 1925. He was a humble man who happened to be a great athlete, for example, pitching both ends of a double header for playoff bound Adelphi College, and continued throughout his life as a formidable softball and paddleball player. On his 18th birthday, he proudly enlisted in the Navy during WWII. Shortly after his discharge, he married his high school sweetheart (and forever soul mate) Sylvia Marcus. During 67 years of marriage with Sylvia, they built a great close family: their children Patti Sheinman and her husband Daniel Krentzman, Hildy Fischer and her husband Moreland, Laurence Sheinman and his wife Jessica, and Drew Sheinman and his partner Michelle Garland. His grandchildren Dahvi, Brett, Adam, Mollie, Danielle, Rebecca, Jake and Alex. Joes siblings Fred Sheinman and his wife Teri, and Marian and Marv Packer. Their home in Lynbrook, Long Island was also where numerous dogs, cats, guinea pigs and other animals lived and their door was (literally) always open to any and every neighborhood friend. Grandpa Joey believed in the “happy noise” of any gathering, especially if it was with family rooting during a sporting event. He was the champion of the underdog. His zest for life and openness for new friends did not diminish when he and Sylvia moved to Framingham, MA. The circle love was made even greater with the relationships shared with the Krentzman and Lopin families. Joe had an amazing ability to make everyone around him smile and feel special. Whether it be his extended family, Cindy, Leslie, Alan, Julie, Jon, Jill, and “Mikey”, Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Metrowest JWV Post #157, 21 Fern St., Natick, MA 01760. Joe knew no strangers; every stranger became a friend. His family kindly requests in Joes’ honor, striking up a conversation with a stranger.
Glenn Morris Shriberg, 78, of Nantucket, MA and Sarasota, FL, formerly of Newton, MA and Natick, MA, died on March 20, 2018. Beloved husband of Leslie (Arnold) Shriberg. Dear son of the late William and Jane Shriberg. Loving brother of Ann Chavenson. Proud Father of Alison Freedman and husband Ezra and Dana Shriberg and husband Randy Austgen. Lovable “Grumpy” to Talia, Simon, and Zev. Glenn will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit, corny puns, love of tennis and golf, and sitting on his deck on Nantucket reading a library book. He was an avid Red Sox fan, had an encyclopedic knowledge of trivia and song lyrics, and was a generous and loving man. A graduate of Boston University Law School, Glenn was a skilled litigator both in and out of the courtroom.
Services will be held at the Sharon Park chapel, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Following services, memorial observance will be held at the home of Alison and Ezra Freedman in Roslindale until 8 p.m., continuing Monday, March 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. with Minyan services at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jill Effect Fund at Dana Farber, c/o Elizabeth Patterson, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445, The Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St., Nantucket, MA 02554, or the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund, c/o PASCON, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554
Legendary television and radio personality, of Boston, formerly of Newton, on March 20, 2018. Son of the late Jack Avruch and Lydia (Katz) Avruch. Beloved husband of Betty F. (Greenman) Avruch, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Devoted father of Steven Avruch and Edward MacLean of Boston and Matthew Avruch of Westlake Village, CA and his significant other Jocelyn Eberstein. Cherished grandfather of Robert and Maxwell Avruch. Dear brother of Evelyn Goodell. Loving uncle of Michael and his wife Heidi (Chapple), James, and Lois Goodell and Hal Hirshon. Services will be private for family and personal friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or the BIDMC Division of Gerontology, c/o Kerry Salvey, 110 Francis St., Suite 1-A, Boston, MA 02215.
lifelong resident of Waltham, on March 19, 2018. Beloved husband of 66 years to Toby “Thelma” (Katz) Kennen. Devoted father of Anita Kennen of Waltham, Robert and his wife Elaine Kennen of Waltham, Alan and his wife Gelene Kennen of Tewksbury, and Jeffrey and his wife Laurie Kennen of Newton. Cherished grandfather of Lisa McCarthy, Michael, Brian, Aaron, and Aliana Kennen and great-grandfather of Connor McCarthy. Dear brother of the late Abraham and Bernard Kennen. Graveside services at Beth Israel Memorial Park, 190 South St., Waltham, Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Memorial observance immediately following the service at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard St., Waltham and at the home of Robert and Elaine Kennen on Sunday 1-4 pm. Late WWII Army Veteran, faithful employee of the United States Postal Service, and member of the Mt. Tabor Lodge of Masons. In lieu of flowers, donations in “Yukee’s” memory may be made to Temple Beth Israel, PO Box 540182, Waltham, MA 02454-0182.
Newton Isaac Greenberg, 82, born in Brooklyn, NY, longtime resident of Vestal and Binghamton, NY died in Belmont, MA, March 16, 2018. Newton was born February 26, 1936, the youngest of two children of David and Anna (Frank) Greenberg. Newton graduated from New York City Public Schools. In 1957 he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in physics from Brooklyn College. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1962. Subsequently he served as a research associate at the Bartol Institute, Swarthmore, PA, and then taught at the State University of New York at Binghamton from 1963 to 2008. While at SUNY Binghamton he attained the position of Professor, conducted theoretical research, mentored students, served as Physics Department Chairman, and participated in a program to enhance the physics program at a southern university. In addition to his University responsibilities Newton enjoyed attending classical music concerts, live theater, movies, his children’s sporting events. He was very active while living in Vestal, riding his bike to the University (a skill he taught himself at age 40), cross-country skiing, sailing, refereeing youth soccer and officiating Little League Baseball games. He also laid a native stone patio in his backyard solving the puzzle of making unmatched stones fit together. Newton is survived by his wife, Marjorie Ann (Kutner) Greenberg, and his sons: David Greenberg, (Jennifer), and their children Max and Isadora, of Newton, MA; and Alex Greenberg, (Kristin), and their daughters Emily and Paige of Upper Arlington, OH. Newton calculated eleven pages of mortgage rates, prior to the internet, for David and Jennifer when they were buying a house. He is also survived by many loving relatives, coworkers, and kind aides and staff who cared for him at Belmont Manor Nursing Home. Gifts in Newton’s memory may be made to Temple Concord 9 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY, 13905, Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA, 02465, or to the Vestal Youth Soccer League, PO Box 1132, Vestal, NY 13851-1132 or The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous: 305 7th Ave Fl 19, New York, NY 10001
Max Bernstein, 99, of Los Angeles, died of heart complications on March 14, 2018. Born in Worcester and a resident there for much of his life, Mr. Bernstein was a co-owner, with his family, of a large number of apartment buildings in the central area of Worcester. Mr. Bernstein also spent time in Jupiter, FL and Nantucket, MA. He was a veteran of WW II and served for three years in the South Pacific, and saw the flag raising at Iwo Jima. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Goodstein) Bernstein in 1990. Mr. Bernstein leaves three children: Robert Bernstein, Amy Bernstein and Carol Green, five grandchildren: Jennifer Goldstein, Dan Bernstein, Sarah Green, Andrew Goldstein and Alyssa Bernstein, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Graveside service on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 am at B’nai Brith Cemetery, 55 Saint John’s Rd., Worcester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Irving Yarock Post #32, Worcester Jewish War Veterans, 633 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
Ezra James Federman passed away peacefully at Boston Children’s Hospital on March 6, 2018 in Boston, MA at the age of 15 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.
Ezra is survived by his mother Christie Burke and stepfather Edmund Burke of Attleboro, MA, grandmother Edith Pemberton of Marshfield, MA, and uncle James Pemberton of Quincy, MA.
Ezra was born on July 25, 2002 in Brooklyn, NY. An outstanding student, he was preparing for application to several colleges for early admission. He had recently completed the Leader-in-Training program at North Woods Camp in Mirror Lake, NH, and intended to attend the Counselor-in-Training program later this year. Ezra was dedicated to the art of Krav Maga and studied at Krav Maga Yashir in Boston. Known in the online gaming community as “Shevron,” Ezra competed in several different games, attaining high world ranking in several and was considering a move to professional status. Ezra loved animals and asked that in lieu of flowers or cards, a donation to your local animal shelter be made in his name.
Gerard Abeles-of Watertown,on March 14, 2018.Service will be in New York.