Irving Sacks

June 19, 1926December 31, 2018

Irving Sacks, 92, a resident of Peabody since 1959, born in Brooklyn NY, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 31, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene Sacks with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Irving was WWII US Navy Veteran as a radar technician. He then graduated from Brooklyn College NY and then went on to Carnegie Melon University. His long career in Flight Engineering included Republic Aviation, AVCO Corporation and Massachusetts Technology and Development Corporation. He retired at 75.

Irving was a member of the commission for the building of the Peabody Memorial High School. He was a long time member of the Congregation Sons of Israel and served as a Past President. He was involved in other organizations, such as the Jewish War Veterans, Wednesday Morning Spiritual Club and he supported many charities.

Irving is survived by his children: Jonathan Sacks, Lee Sacks and wife Mary Ann and Reva Cuthbertson and her husband John; three grandchildren: Robert Sacks, Ellen and Jamie Cuthbertson; his sister: Florence Adler; his companion: Freda Kravetz and family: Kenneth and Joanne, Paula, Gale and Larry and Pat.

A funeral service for Irving will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00PM at Congregation Sons of Israel, Park St, Peabody, MA 01960 with interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, 98 Canterbury Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Congregation Sons of Israel, Park St, Peabody, MA 01960.


  • Congregation Sons of Israel


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Shiva Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Shiva Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Shiva Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Bernice Cunningham

January 5, 2019

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Irving. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and also a true "gentle man".
Bernice Cunningham

David and Lynn Shriber

January 2, 2019

We both have fond memories of working with Irving at the temple's booth at the International festival. Irving acted as a mentor to the both of us. He will be sadly missed. Our condolences extend to his son Lee as well as Freda and the rest of the Sacks family.