Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Thelma Waldman

June 25, 1927July 28, 2019

WALDMAN, Thelma Ruth 6/25/1927 – 7/28/2019

Thelma Ruth (Levene) Waldman of Beverly, devoted daughter of Dora (Goldman) and Nathan Levene, entered into rest on July 28th, 2019, at the age of 92.

Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Waldman. Devoted mother of Shelly Waldman and Julie Kaplan. Adoring grandmother of Emily Kaplan. Dear mother-in-law of James Sullivan and the late Howard Kaplan. Loving sister of the late Eloise Kay and Erna Checkoway. Dear aunt of several nieces and nephews. Thelma is also survived by Jenny Ha and her family in Korea and by many friends.

Thelma grew up in Haverhill, MA, graduated from Haverhill High School, and raised her family in Beverly, MA. She was the Circulation Manager for the Revere Journal, the weekly newspaper co-owned by her late husband. She was a valued volunteer for 25 years at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC)/Salem Hospital, in Salem, MA. She was also an avid participant in the annual NSMC Cancer Walk event, spending many years under the Registration tent, greeting hundreds of walkers.

Hawaii was Thelma’s favorite vacation spot in the world and for more than 25 years, she and her late husband spent time each winter at the “Pink Palace” on Waikiki Beach. After Edward’s passing, Thelma traveled to Hawaii for another 12 years.

Funeral services were held privately. For those who wish, expressions of sympathy may be made in Thelma’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 (www.Alz.org.) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org.).

Thelma’s family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to all of her compassionate caregivers from VNA Care and Senior Care.

For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.


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Arnie Cowan

August 15, 2019

Hi Julie, I read about your Mom's passing and wanted to express my condolences to you. I certainly remember her from the Temple growing up and she was a sweet lady. I hope that you and Emily are doing well.
All the best, Arnie Cowan