Nathan Tanzer

October 1, 1933July 9, 2014

Mr. Nathan Tanzer, age 80, of Valrico, FL formerly of Peabody, entered into rest on July 9, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Fruma (Miller) Tanzer. Born in Peabody, Nathan was the son of the late Saul and Beatrice (Marsh) Tanzer. He attended Peabody Schools and was a graduate of Peabody High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, Nathan attended Boston University and graduated with his degree in Business. Nathan went on to run the family business, Foster Leather Company in Salem. He continued as an Executive in the leather industry until his retirement in the mid-1990s. He had been a resident of Florida since 1997. Nate was Past Commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Council #220 of Peabody, Scout Master of Troop #97 in Peabody, President of the Maple Hill Cemetery Association and longtime Trustee of the JB Thomas Hospital in Peabody. He was also a member of the New England Tanner’s Council, the Strawberry Ridge Veteran’s Council, Congregation Sons of Israel in Peabody, the Jordan Masonic Lodge in Peabody and was a past member of Temple Beth Shalom and Temple Ner Tamid, both of Peabody. An accomplished marksman, he also was a longtime member of the Danvers Fish & Game Club for many years. He could fix anything and in his spare time, he was an avid reader and had a great love for opera and classical music. In earlier years, he was an accomplished horseman. In addition to his wife, he leaves three children: Brad Tanzer of Stuart, FL, Russ Tanzer and his wife Laura MacPhail of South Hamilton and Amy Buckley and her husband George of Hudson, NH. He was the brother of Dr. Jason Tanzer and his wife Lois of West Hartford, CT and the late Elaine Tanzer. Cherished Grandfather to Michael and Christopher Tanzer, Evan and Norah Tanzer and Jared and Cameron Buckley, and nephew to Janice Angorn of Tampa, FL. Graveside Services at the Maple Hill Cemetery, 98 Canterbury Dr. PEABODY on Sunday at 11:00AM. Memorial Observance immediately following the burial at the home of Russ and Laura Tanzer and continuing on Monday from 3-9PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Michael Caputo

July 31, 2015

This evening I literally stumbled across Nathan' Obituary. I fondly remember him and the time I spent working in both the old factory and the new. Many stories repeated over the years, and will be told again.
It was a pleasure to know Nathan. I am sure he earned a fitting eternal reward.

Joseph Spector

July 18, 2014

Frumie, Brad, Russ & Amy, I was saddened to hear the news of Naties passing. I enjoyed the years when we were neighbors as well as remembering working for Natie at Foster Leather. Time flies by, and sometimes life is too short. Rest in peace Natie

Estel & Madge Jones

July 17, 2014

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God give you strength in each new day! He is always with us. Enjoyed our times together.

July 15, 2014

Fruma i am so sorry that Nate passed away i really liked your husband he a great gentleman and seemed to stick up for me when i wen through all the problems at the Strawberry Ridge when i got there he was nice person and you and him have always been two my favorite people i know you will miss him he was a great person Brenda Mcelfresh

July 15, 2014

My sincere condolences to the Tanzer family from a very old [1940's] Peabody friend.

Joe [Valdofsky] Valof, Westboro, Ma.

July 14, 2014

Mr. Nate Tanzer was a true friend, great American, a respected Veteran, and leader among men. Rest in Peace. Our condolences To Mrs. Tanzer. COL Robert Lee and Maicha Henderson

Angi Bourquin

July 14, 2014

I always enjoyed his visits. He was a good man. He will be missed

Marilyn Millman

July 13, 2014

Frumie, I was so sorry to hear of Natie's passing. I have such fond memories of our times together.

James Wronkowski

July 13, 2014

So sorry to hear of the loss of Nate. My thoughts and prayers for your family and my Masonic brother.

Carolyn Pivnick

July 13, 2014

Frumie, I am sorry to have heard about Nate. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.