Lewis Pollack

December 1, 1930November 20, 2018

Lewis Pollack of Swampscott, Massachusetts, formally of Lynnfield and Saugus, entered into rest on November 20, 2018 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Cynthia Pollack. Devoted father of Dr. Susan (Pollack) Cheloff and her husband Alec, and Dr. Charles Pollack and his wife Sherry. Cherished grandfather of Hannah, Aviva, Abraham and Cynthia. The loving brother of Melvin Pollack. Dear son of the late Joe and Ruth Pollack.

Lewis grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts, and after graduating from Lynn Classical went on to graduate from Boston University, served as a medic in the Army and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Moving back to Boston he raised his family in Saugus, Massachusetts and worked in the Boston Department of Health and Hospitals, first as a public health administrator who worked to begin the Neighborhood Health Initiative and later became Commissioner of Health and Hospitals. He was a dedicated member of many health organizations and committees, working tirelessly to bring health care to all. He also volunteered for many years as a Board Member of the Lynn Health Center. He loved sports, playing baseball, football, and hockey through college, and in later years was an avid golfer. He cherished his time spent with family, friends, and respected colleagues & clients. A funeral service for Lewis will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM at Congregation Ahabat Shalom, at 151 Ocean Street in Lynn, Massachusetts with interment Beth Israel Cemetery, Fuller St., Everett, MA.

Shiva will be held at 121 Elmwood Road, Swampscott Massachusetts. Shiva will follow the internment on Friday until an hour before Shabbos and resume on Saturday night an hour after Shabbos. Shiva will also be held Sunday through Thursday night from 10 am-8 pm. Maariv Services will be held each evening at 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Lynn Community Health Center at 269 Union Street, Lynn Ma 01901 or the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 10 Gove Street, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128.

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  • Melvin Pollack, Brother
  • Dr. Susan Cheloff, Daughter
  • Dr. Charles Pollack, Son

  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 23, 2018

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Edward Alexander

November 22, 2018

I had the great pleasure of working with Lew at Boston City Hospital for many years. As an administrator, he was always approachable, helpful when possible and always supportive of our efforts to provide the best medical care with limited facilities. He was a mensch.
I will remember him very fondly.

Ed Alexander, M.D.