SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 1, 2013

Alexander Tartakoff, 88


Beverly, MA — Alexander Tartakoff, age 88, of Beverly, died on Wednesday in the Essex Park Nursing Home in Beverly. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. For 32 years he worked for Sylvania Electric Co., Salem, as an electrical engineer in charge of their Quality Control Light Bulb Division. While there he was in charge of his own Research and Development Lab where he developed the flame light bulb.

A World War II Army veteran, he served with the 270th Engineer Combat Battalion and was present at the liberation of Paris. He was member of the Jewish War Veterans.

He was a member of the Danvers/Beverly Art Guild and he exhibited at Lynch Park, Beverly.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly

Beloved husband of the late Ruth Tartakoff. Devoted father of Nancy Tartakoff of Forest Hills, NY. Loving brother of Esther Shakun of New York and the late Maurice Tartakoff. Cherished uncle of Bob, Ray, and David Tartakoff. “Dad lived his whole life as the epitome of what a human being ought to be”.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services at Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly, on Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Sons of Abraham Cemetery, Cole St., Beverly. The Meal of Consolation will follow at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers, and Shiva will continue at his late residence through Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Temple B’nai Abraham or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 781-581-2300. www.stanetsky-hymanson.com