Eleanor L. Fax

May 15, 1920November 1, 2018

ELEANOR LOBE FAX, 98, of Canton, MA, formerly of Pittsburgh and Baltimore, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018. She was the wife the late David H. Fax, daughter of the late Oscar and Lillie Lobe of Baltimore and the sister of the late Bernard Lobe of Annapolis. She graduated from Western High School in Baltimore in 1937 and the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1941, where she won the Henry Walters Fine Arts Award. An artist all her life, she produced works in almost all the graphic media, exhibiting frequently in Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and the Boston area. Her best-known work is her design for the stained-glass windows of Shaarei Torah Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. She was active in many Jewish organizations including Technion, Hadassah, and the Young People’s Synagogue of Pittsburgh.

A devoted wife and mother, she is survived by her two sons, Gene and his wife Ruth of Newton, Mass. and Chuck and his wife Michele of Bethesda, Md., grandchildren Alex, Sara, Danny, Joanna, Benjamin, eight great-grandchildren in Los Angeles and Israel, and Dione Perkins, dear friend and aide. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Technion Society ( or the Jewish National Fund (

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 4, at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel in Brookline, Ma., with interment on Monday, November 5, at the Shomrei Mishmeres Shares Haplata cemetery in Rosedale, Md.

Funeral services in MA under the direction of Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Graveside services in MD under the direction of Sol Levinson & Bros,


  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Graveside Committal Service Monday, November 5, 2018

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Leland and Janice Schermer

November 4, 2018

Our sympathies go out to the Fax family. We remember Mrs. Fax for her kindness and good wishes when we bought her home in 1993. We have lived there since, often remarking that Mr. and Mrs. Fax would immediately recognize everything about the house if they returned because we haven’t changed much since buying it. Except that we too had and raised two boys in it. We will always think of her fondly.