Jeff Edinburg

November 26, 1942January 31, 2019

Jeff Edinburg, of Marblehead entered into rest on January 31, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Deborah (Loring) Edinburg. Devoted father of Barry and Jason Edinburg. Cherished grandfather of Skyler, Nate, and Paloma Edinburg. Loving brother of Nancy Weinstein. Dear son of the late Melvin and Charlot Edinberg.

He grew up in Swampscott, graduated from the Storm King School and Clark University, where he was an eight-letter man, and raised his family in Peabody and Marblehead. He was owner and President of Modern Leather Company, a business that tanned and finished leather, taking over and expanding the enterprise started by his father. He was well respected in the industry, earning many awards and accolades from industry peers and organizations. He was a lifetime member of the Two / Ten National Foundation and was President of the New England Tanners Club.

For many years, Jeff was an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody, becoming First Vice President and chairing years of highly successful auctions. He volunteered for fifteen years at the Lynn District Court.

Jeff was a member of Kernwood Country Club in Salem, where he loved to play golf and spend time with close friends. He was an avid skier and runner who competed in eight marathons, including the Ocean State Marathon and the New York City Marathon, the latter of which he ran four times.

A funeral service for Jeff will be held on Sunday, February 3rd, at Stanetsky- Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street (Vinnin Square), Salem, MA 01970, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Beth El section, Lowell St., Peabody, MA. Shiva will follow, from 2–6 p.m. at the Village at Vinnin Square Clubhouse, Salem, MA. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to his current congregation, Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA 01945, to their Family Education Fund.


  • Temple Emanu-El


  • Chapel Funeral Service Sunday, February 3, 2019

Jeff Edinburg

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Bette Freedson

February 14, 2019

Dear Debbie and Family,
I still receive the Jewish Journal in Maine and last night I read with sadness of Jeff's passing. It's been many years since I've seen Jeff, but the memory of our early years and our friendship remains in my mind and heart as a special time in my life. I remember Jeff's warmth, his wit and his kindness particularly the night Donnie and I got stuck in the snow and showed up at your door for the night. The wonderful memories of the fun we had in those days will stay with me always. I hope that knowing how many people's lives Jeff touched and how many will remember him always with great fondness will give you and all those who loved Jeff a measure of comfort at this sad time.
Much love,
Bette Freedson

Sylvia Caruso

February 1, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness I feel at the loss of my dear friend. It might have been just a haircut to some, but it was much more. For forty years we shared stories of family, told jokes, and talked about business. Without fail he brought me candy every Christmas (which I knew Deb got).
He made me laugh last time he came in when he said I made him a hero to his daughter in law. I told him how to use the hotel key to turn the lights on when they were in Italy and he was so proud of himself.
Deb I am so sorry for your loss.
You will be forever missed my friend.