June 13, 1934 – October 27, 2018
Lemack, Edith, of Peabody, entered into rest on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl Goldberg. She was the beloved wife of Hyman Lemack for 67 wonderful years before she passed comfortably at home.
Those left to cherish Edith’s memory are her devoted children: Edward and Sharon Lemack of Newton, NH, Barry and Arlene Warshafsky of Peabody, David Lemack of Peabody and Michael Lemack of Sanford, ME. She leaves 8 cherished grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Edith was predeceased by her son, Stephen Lemack of Chula Vista, CA.
Edith Loved to volunteer for many organizations.
She volunteered for Jewish Family Services for many years. She was instrumental in settling many Russian immigrant families in the North Shore. She worked diligently finding apartments and donated furniture . She would take them for doctor’s appointment, Social Security offices and job interviews. She also brought the families to register their children for schools. She was there to help with emotional support as they shared information about their Jewish customs. The common language was Yiddish.
As a Volunteer for B’nai B'rith of Peabody, she collected food , in the early years of the Haven for Hunger. She would go to bakeries and supermarkets collecting their day old baked and canned goods.
She also started a program in the Peabody and Danvers elementary schools. Collecting winter coats, hats and gloves for homeless children that were living in the motels on Route #1 and under privilege children going to the Haven.
Her passion in life was helping people in need.
The funeral service for Edith will be held on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 1:00pm at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, Ma, with interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody, Ma.
Shiva will be observed on Tuesday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00pm -8:00pm at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Haven for Hunger, 71 Wallis street, Peabody, Ma 01960
- Hyman Lemack, Husband
- Edward Lemack, Son
- Arlene Warshafsky, Daughter
- David Lemack, Son
- Michael Lemack, Son
- Stephen Lemack, Son
- Selma Bosman, Sister
- Paula Baer, Sister
- Phyllis Barr, Sister
- Bertha Miller, Sister
- Jack Goldberg, Brother
- Arthur Goldberg, Brother
- Shirley Rutman, Sister
- Barbara Zundell, Sister
- Haven for Hunger
- Chapel Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018