Alan M Edelstein

Alan Martin Edelstein of Waban, MA passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 after a long illness. Born in Boston on May 5, 1926, Alan grew up in New Haven, CT. He was a graduate of Hill House, a Navy veteran in WWII, a graduate of Boston University School of Management, Class of ’47, and of Boston University School of Law, Class of ’49. He was a lawyer and a certified public accountant and the founder of Edelstein & Co., Boston. The recipient of many awards, Alan was a past president of Temple Emanuel, Newton, a founder of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, and an Honorary Vice President of the American Jewish Historical Society. He was a member of the Board of Visitors at the BU School of Medicine, past president of the BU School of Management Alumni Association, and he taught at the School of Management as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting.

Alan was a son of the late Goldie (Lobel) and Barney Edelstein, and a brother of the late Michael Edelstein. Alan leaves his beloved wife of 68 years, Sybil Abrams Edelstein. He was the devoted father of Dr. Marcia Edelstein Herrmann and her husband Jeff of Newton, and of Dr. David R. Edelstein and his wife Eve Lesser of Manhattan, and the doting grandfather of Dr. Melissa Herrmann Bergman and her husband Daniel, Jonathan Herrmann, Jennifer Edelstein Scott and her husband Dean, Hilary Edelstein, and Matthew Edelstein. He leaves four cherished great grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Lily and Peter.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1:30pm at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, with burial at Sharon Memorial Park.

Shiva to follow at the home of Marcia and Jeff, and on Monday and Tuesday 2-4pm and 7-9pm, with services at 7:30pm. Shiva at Newbridge Wednesday 2-4pm.

Donations may be made to the Edelstein Jewish Continuity Fund at Temple Emanuel, or to a charity of one’s choice.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 13, 2018

Alan M Edelstein

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John Monette

December 28, 2018

Although I have known Alan for a brief period of his life. He assured me with a presence very few have shared. Alan and I came together of happenstance. I being an electrician, Who stands behind his work . I knew Alan for the better part of 20 years as his 1st choice in my profession.
I have been a great admirer Of his accomplishments. Alan will standout in my memory for all of my days. John Monette

Judith Edelstein Henkewick

May 11, 2018

With sadness I share the loss of a man of strongly-held values and honorable character.

May we all be comforted knowing that Alan lived a life of fulfillment of his strengths and talents surrounded by the love of family.

I will remember him as a blessing to my life.

In faith,