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Joel J. Edelstein, of Methuen, formerly of Andover, on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Beloved husband of Charlotte Lynch and the late Lois Billig Edelstein. Loving father of Anne Edelstein & her husband Roy Moskowitz of Manhattan, Bernard M. Edelstein and his wife, Ann Epstein of Cambridge and the late Daniel A. Edelstein. Adored grandfather of Henry, Eli, Charlotte and Eva. Fond step-father of Susan & Peter Infantine, Rachel & Arthur Ersner and Daniel & Liz Lynch and warm step-grandfather to Katie, Emily, Allie, Josh, Samantha and Zachary. Dear brother of the late Anita Haas. Joel grew up in the Bronx, graduated from Townsend Harris and City College of New York, and obtained his masters in engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He had a long and satisfying career as a chemical engineer. He was an avid gardener, tennis player, world traveler and skier. He developed, oversaw and nurtured the Daniel Edelstein Scholarship Fund, a fund to promote college attendance among disadvantaged youth. He was an incurable optimist, beloved by family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 11, in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017, or the Daniel A. Edelstein Scholarship Fund of Temple Emanuel.Levine Chapels, Brookline, 617-277-8300, www.levinechapel.com.
Published on  October 31, 2016
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