Levine Chapels

470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA


Meryle (Adelson) Ober

Meryle (Adelson) Ober of Sudbury, formerly of Brookline, Newton and Sarasota, FL, after 92 years of joyfully living it her way, went to her final rest on Wednesday November 6 after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born in Cambridge, Meryle was the daughter of the late Mickey Levin & Henry Adelson. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Ober and loving mother of Randy Harrison & his wife Ann Braithwaite of Lincoln, James Harrison & his wife Elisabeth LeBrun of Georgetown and stepmother of Larry Ober & his wife Alyson of Hudson. Adored grandmother of Christopher Harrison. Dear sister of the late Sidney Michaels and sister-in-law of Florence (Ober) Mann. Survivors also include a host of cousins including Ruth (Lewis) Sabatini, Michael Lewis, Maura (Savrann) Power, Janet (Savrann) Noymer, Ilene (Tocci) Hill and many nieces and nephews including Cotter Michaels, the Mann family by marriage, as well as a steadfast group of lifelong friends including Jean Pearlstein, Arlie Rubin and Joan Starkman.

A memorial service will be held at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline on Sunday, November 10 at 1:00pm.

Shiva will take place at The Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466 from 2:30pm-5:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Suite SW-120, Boston, 02215 or MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 10, 2019


Meryle (Adelson) Ober

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richard savrann

November 11, 2019

My favorite memory goes back about 74 years to when at about age 10 I was seated with my younger brother Arnold at a Harvard Yale football game, while our father (Sav) was in the press box.It suddenly became very cold and we were saved from frostbite or worse by cousin Merle who spotted us in the crowd and tossed a warm blanket over our legs. I never forgot it.

Liz Gribin

November 10, 2019

This memory got lost as I was writing it so if you got the first one, just ignore this one!

When I was moving in to charles River Landing nine years ago, Merle popped her head into my apartment and we soon became fast friends.

She was such a great friend and we would get together and go to the lobby together to meet other new residents.
The last time we were together was when i drove down to where she had moved, Don't remember the name ) for her wonderful birthday party that Ann, her daughter in law arranged.