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Burton A. Shaker was born and raised in Springfield, Mass. He was born Sept. 2, 1929. The son of Morris and Sophie Shaker, and younger brother of Anne (Shaker) Robinson and Jeanne (Shaker) Eber.
Burt graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1951.
In 1954 he graduated Boston University School of Law with honors and was a senior editor of the law review. He entered the U.S. Air Force as a lieutenant where he served in the JAG Dept. He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lackland Air Force Base Commander.
He practiced law for 38 years in Lawrence and Andover, Mass., during which time he had the highest rating according to Martindale and Hubbell.
He was an avid runner and addicted to regular exercise. He and his beloved wife Dorothy enjoyed traveling throughout most of the world.
His favorite avocation was flying. He flew and piloted his single engine plane for 30 years during which he obtained his instrument rating.
He was also a director of Temple Emanuel in Lawrence Mass, in addition to being president of it's brotherhood and chairman of a United Jewish Appeal drive. Upon retirement, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Boynton Beach, Florida, where they joined the Aberdeen Golf and Country Club.
He was a director of the Club and Chairman of it's legal committee for many years. He continued to be active physically by working out regularly in addition to playing golf and tennis. His survivors include his wonderful wife, Dorothy to whom he was married for 62 years; his son, Leonard Shaker, daughter, Barbara Ben Ami; six grandchildren, Maydan, Jonathan, Amit, Dana, Lauren and Boaz and two great-grandchildren, Naveh and Itamar. He considered himself fortunate to have such a wonderful family all of whom shall greatly miss him.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St. Springfield, with burial in Beth El Cemetery.
Shiva will be Sunday at the home of Dr. Leonard and Susan Shaker, 86 Farmington Ave., Longmeadow, with evening services 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah Simcha c/o Sheila Hyman, 7555 Northport Dr. Boynton Beach, FL 33472 or to the charity of one’s choice. For further information/directions please visit ascherzimmerman.com.
Published on  April 6, 2017
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