Irving Kalish

April 6, 1934May 10, 2021

Irving Kalish, 87, a retired pharmacist, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 10, 2021.

Irving was a graduate of the Mass College of Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist for his entire career at several pharmacies including Brooks Pharmacy and locally at Nantasket Pharmacy.

Irving was a treasured member of Temple Israel and Temple Beth Sholom of Hull, MA where he was a Past President and lay leader for decades. He was proud to rededicate himself at his second Bar Mitzvah in 2014. He was a true tzaddik – a righteous man. He faithfully served his customers, his temple and his community with a quiet and unassuming dedication. To all, he was kind and generous. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Like any true mensch, he demurred when called on.

Irving is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Judith Rosenfield Kalish, and children, Sheryl Sacharoff and her husband Alex of Oviedo, FL, Neal Kalish and his wife Lisa of Manhattan and Cindy Kalish and her wife Martha of Chelmsford, MA. He is survived by his grandchildren, Justin, Cory, Hannah, AnaBella, Andrew, Harrison, Nicholas and Samuel. Irving is also survived by his sister Elaine of Long Island and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID protocol, funeral attendance is limited. Services will be livestreamed at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12th, with burial immediately following at Sharon Memorial Park. The livestream link is

Donations in Irving’s memory can be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 600 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045.


  • Funeral Services Will be Livestreamed

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021



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Lisa Freggens

May 12, 2021

So sorry for all of your loss, it is a loss to us all. We are with you in spirit, and will join the live stream. Virtual hugs to you all.

Lisa and Don Freggens

Shelley Abrams

May 10, 2021

Dearest Judy and family,

I was saddened to hear of Irving’s passing. I was hoping that I would be able to visit with the both of you this summer. I always looked forward to the beginning of every summer so that we could catch up on family and all the rest.

You, and your family, have always been very special to me and my family.

Wishing you all peace and healing hearts,


Norman & Rosalyn Krivitsky

May 10, 2021

Dear Kalish Family, our family and yours have been linked from your parents to siblings since the 1950's! So hard to believe we have been through this passage so many times.
We have shared so many happy times and stories and parties and shared the best and worst of both. Through it all we only have the very best thoughts, never an unkind word from anyone in your family only acceptance and love.
We feel the same now a sense of loss for a loved one and hope everyone can share a hug and the best of memories.
Love Always from our family to yours
Norman & Rosalyn