Sherman Eidelman

March 14, 1928May 17, 2018

Sherman Eidelman, 90, of Marblehead, passed peacefully on Thursday morning surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Judith Ann (Greene) Eidelman and they shared 61 years of marriage before his passing.

Born in Boston, he was a son of the late Allick and Rose (Gorfinkle) Eidelman.

Mr. Eidelman graduated from Tufts with a degree in Electrical Engineering before serving faithfully in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After his service, he worked for many years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and retired as the Chief Highway Engineer for all of Essex County.

He was a member of Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore. He was also a member of the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He was a longtime contributor to the town of Marblehead and served on the traffic commission at the request of the town’s Board of Selectmen.

In addition to his wife Judith, those left to cherish his memory, are son, Dr. Michael Eidelman and his wife Phyllis of Marblehead; daughter, Amy Bond and her companion Kevin O’Malley of Marblehead; daughter, Nancy Ratner and her husband Joel of New York City; sister Barbara Karas and her husband Leo of Boston. Sherman also leaves 9 adoring grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:00pm in Stantesky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem with burial to follow in Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Israel Section, 503 Lowell St. Peabody. Memorial Contributions may be made to Care Dimensions / Kaplan House 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA. Shiva will be observed on Sunday from 6-8pm and again Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 at the home of Dr, Michael and Phyllis Eidelman. Shiva will also be observed on Wednesday from 4-8pm at the home of Nancy and Joel Ratner in New York City. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit


  • Judith Eidelman, Spouse
  • Dr. Michael Eidelman, Son
  • Amy Bond, Daughter
  • Nancy Ratner, Daughter

  • Care Dimensions / Kaplan House


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018

Sherman Eidelman

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Herb Gross

May 18, 2018

Dearest Judy,
Louise and I were deeply saddened by the news of Sherm’s passing. Although circumstances prevented us from getting together the past few years, you have always been in our thoughts. I think back to the days in Chelsea where Sherm and I attended school together and then to Winthrop circa 1955 when I believe Louise and I met you for the first time and how our friendship blossomed.
I regret that we are unable to attend the service today where we could have shared our thoughts in person with you. However, I know that you will be consoled by your lovely family and large number of friends and others. We send you our sympathy and all of our love and hope that somehow our paths will cross in person again.
The bottom line is that there really are no words!
We love, you.
Herb and Louise