Jacob "Jack" Shulam Aifer

January 23, 1917October 25, 2013

Jacob S. “Jack” Aifer of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Boston, MA and Boca Raton FL, died October 25, 2013, age 96.

Beloved husband of Charlotte (Sanft) Aifer. His parents were Eli and Regina (Putzman) Hersh, both lost in the Holocaust. Brother of Michael Aifer and wife Lili of Boca Raton, FL, and the late Arnold Aifer. Brother-in-law of Earl and Ann Sanft of Manhattan, NY, and Elaine Singer and late husband Ira of Albany, NY. Jack is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Graveside service at Crawford Street Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury, MA on Monday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. Shiva observance following interment at the home of Steve and Jan Singer.

Charitable contributions in memory of Jack may be made to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, 650 West 35th Street, Suite 114, Los Angeles, CA 90089 or to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024 or to a charity of your choice.


At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember him.

At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember him.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember him.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember him.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember him.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us, as we remember him.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember him.

When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember him.

When we have joy we crave to share, we remember him.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make, we remember him.

When we have achievements that are based on his, we remember him.

As long as we live, he too will live; for he is now a part of us.

~ a meditation from Rabbi Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer


  • Graveside Service Monday, October 28, 2013

Jacob "Jack" Shulam Aifer

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October 28, 2013

We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Jacob S. Aifer. We are honored and humbled that you have placed your trust and confidence in us; it is a privilege to serve you. May the memory of Jack be for a blessing. ~The Funeral Directors and Staff of Stanetsky Memorial Chapels~

October 27, 2013

Charlotte: Our father Frank Hayes was very fond of you and Jack. For many years Jack provided work for him in his retirement . Elinor and I would like to remind you of his kindness to Dad.
With sympathy,
Peggy Hayes