Eric Joseph Mack

June 28, 1956May 5, 2018

REDLANDS, Calif. - Dr. Eric Joseph Mack, 61, died unexpectedly at his home in Redlands. He was born on June 28, 1956, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, the son of Bradley and Frances Weisberg Mack.

Eric was a graduate of Deering High School, class of 1974. He was a proud recipient of the Student-Athlete Award at graduation, in recognition of his four years of dedicated service as manager for three seasons of varsity sports.

Eric was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a Bachelor of Science in the School of Pharmacy; and the University of Utah with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Kinetics.

Dr. Eric Mack's career has been at schools of pharmacy, including: University of Houston, Loma Linda University, and most recently, University of California, Sacramento. He was dedicated to the success of his students, and the professionalization of careers in pharmacy.

Dr. Eric Mack was a synagogue board member and active volunteer at Congregation Etz Hadar in Redlands, where he led weekly Torah study sessions, and was honored as Man of the Year in 2010. He is survived by his sister, Rabbi Paula Mack Drill.

He was a cherished brother-in-law to Jonathan Drill; and beloved uncle to Noah and Rochelle Drill, Sarah and Sagi Fainshtain, Ben Drill and Josh Drill.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday May 13, 2018 at 2:45PM with Rabbi Carolyn Braun in the Temple Beth El Memorial Park 1 Johnson Road Portland, Maine.

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Melissa Mazzaferro

June 8, 2018

I was so sad to hear about Dr. Mack’s passing. He was very, very particular in the way that he administered exams. No letter or number was to be out of place. I did not appreciate that level of detail as a student but as a pharmacist I thought of him often and realized that there was a reason that he was so meticulous... regardless of how precisely he would ask us to fill in our exam books someone would inevitably get it wrong. I will remember him fondly.

Ronald DeBellis

May 21, 2018

Eric and I were colleagues

I hired Eric at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. We became colleagues and more importantly great friends. He was very close to my entire family. He loved his sister and her family very much. Eric was a kind and generous man who was totally dedicated to his students success and well being. He was very proud to be a Pharmacist and worked extremely hard for the profession. When he moved to California he became very involved in Temple and was loved and cherished by all. My family and I are ver saddened by his passing. I am extremely happy that he was put to rest in Maine because he loved Maine and that is where he was from. To his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Eric had called me just before he passed away an wanted us to keep his sister in our thoughts and prayers for an issue. I will miss him tremendously. Rest in peace my friend

Ron and Liz DeBellis

Nancy Balch

May 16, 2018

Dr. Mack cared about every student at Northeastern, and our success. He saw each of us as a person and a student; he made it a point to bond with each class and ensure everyone knew he was always available to us. I am very sorry for his family's loss, and the loss for all of us that knew him.

Ana Quinones-Boex

May 14, 2018

Eric and I were colleagues for several years at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. I worked closely with him in our roles as co-advisors for APhA-ASP where I witnessed firsthand his dedication to our students. I know that many former colleagues and students will be as sad as I am to learn of his untimely passing...