Martin Weiss, 85

Jan 16, 2020 by

Served on Conservation Commission for 29 years

Published January 16, 2020

NORTH READING — Martin Weiss, 85, of North Reading, formerly of Newton, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Lincoln.

He was born April 30, 1934 in Stoneham to the late Manuel and Ethel Weiss. Brother of the late Marshall Weiss and survived by his sister, Beverly Feinstein. Devoted husband for 46 years to his late wife Marsha (Sobell) Weiss. Loving father to Barbara Murphy and son-in-law Bob Murphy and Robert Weiss and daughter-in-law Marilyn Weiss. Proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Max Murphy and his wife Kenya, Harry Murphy and his wife Mimi, Juliette Weiss and Matthew Weiss. He is survived by his fiancée Judith Chaloff.

Martin received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. He began his career in private industry and later served as Chief Engineer for the Metropolitan District Commission for 39 years. He then returned to private industry and began his own environmental consulting firm. Martin proudly served as an arbitrator for the State Office of Consumer Affairs for over 10 years. He also served on the North Reading Conservation Commission for 29 years. He loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. He was an avid golfer and regularly played in a poker game with his college fraternity brothers for over 65 years. He enjoyed many summers on Squam Lake in New Hampshire and many winters in Naples, Florida.

Services were held at the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon on Friday, January 10, followed by burial.

Shiva was observed at the home of Robert and Marilyn Weiss on Friday following burial and Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Care Dimensions Hospice House, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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