Irving Sacks, 92, a resident of Peabody since 1959, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene Sacks, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
Irving was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a radar technician. He then graduated from Brooklyn College and went on to Carnegie Mellon University. His long career in flight engineering included Republic Aviation, AVCO Corporation, and Massachusetts Technology and Development Corporation. He retired at 75.
Irving was a member of the commission for the building of the Peabody Memorial High School. He was a long time member of Congregation Sons of Israel and served as a past president. He was involved in other organizations, including the Jewish War Veterans, Wednesday Morning Spiritual Club, and he also supported many charities.
Irving is survived by his children Jonathan Sacks, Lee Sacks and his wife Mary Ann, and Reva Cuthbertson and her husband John; his three grandchildren Robert Sacks, and Ellen and Jamie Cuthbertson; his sister Florence Adler; and his companion Freda Kravetz and her family: Kenneth and Joanne, Paula, Gale and Larry and Pat.
A funeral service for Irving was held on January 3 at Congregation Sons of Israel, Park St., Peabody, with interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Irving’s memory to Congregation Sons of Israel, Park St., Peabody, MA 01960. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.