July 24, 1929 – May 30, 2021
Harold Mindel, a native born Chelsea-boy, dedicated leader in the North Shore Jewish Community, loving Brother, devoted Father, Grandfather and friend to all who have known him passed away on May 30 at his home in Lynn, Massachusetts at the age of 91.
Better known to his child-hood friends as “Lefty”, Mr. Mindel graduated from the Williams School in 1944 and Chelsea High in 1947 where he was a pitcher for the varsity baseball team his junior and senior years. He then went on to earn a law degree from Suffolk University in 1953 as well as his Masters of Education from Boston University in 1958. He served as a Corporal in the National Guard as part of the 72nd Artillery Battalion before being awarded an honorable discharge in 1952.
Mr. Mindel’s dedication to his community and caring for others is a testament to the legacy that he leaves behind. All of those that knew him would all agree he was a true “mensch”. Someone who always cared for others above himself.
*Off the record, Harold was also known to be a pretty good dancer and loved any type of music with a Latin beat.
Mr. Mindel is survived by his children, David and Holly Mindel of Brooklyn, NY. Andrew Mindel and Debbee Carter of Salisbury, MA and Hal and Susan Mindel of Boca Raton, FL. His Daughter-in-law Marla Mindel of Marblehead, MA and five Grandchildren, Samantha Barhai, Noah Mindel, Laura Mindel, Robert Mindel and Esme Mindel as well as two Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving Sister Shirley Bluestein and her husband Samuel of St. Louis, MO and their children Diane, Alan, Randee and Michelle.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Chevra Mishnas Cemetery on Fuller Street in Everett.
The Mindel family will be welcoming Shiva calls beginning Tuesday afternoon immediately following services. Please contact Stanetsky-Hymanson for location details.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Harold’s memory to Jewish Family & Children's Services of the North Shore, 1430 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451
Graveside Funeral Service
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Sandra and Bruce Bornstein
June 3, 2021
Bruce and I will miss your wonderful spirit and wit. I enjoyed cutting your hair and my husband loved spending time with u at the JCC. Dance lightly and laugh loudly!
Sandy and Bruce
May 31, 2021
Dear Mindel family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of Harold. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. He will be remembered as having an honest, generous and caring spirit which he shared so generously with everyone. May your memories give you comfort and know he enriched the lives of all he touched.
May his memory be for a blessing and may you know no more sorrow.
Sema Goldstein, Carl and Sandor
May 31, 2021
Harold was a lifelong friend if my late Dad along with a group of close Chelsea Friends. Condolences to his family
Edward and Ruth Medros
May 31, 2021
An amazing man, a friend to all, and supporter of many organizations. His knowledge and history of Chelsea and Lynn can not be replaced. His support of religious organizations, especially Walnut Street Synagogue, was greatly appreciated and will be missed. A true MENSCH!
May his memory be a Blessing