In memory of
Alvin Pearlmutter, age 86 formerly of Sharon and Easton, died on January 10, 2017 at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham. Mr. Pearlmutter grew up and attended North Quincy High School and went on to earn a Bachelors degree at Boston University. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Pearlmutter was an influential and devoted educator. He retired from Foxborough High School in 1992 after 36 years of service, culminating as Chairman of the Social Studies department for the latter part of his career. He was responsible for the creation, organization, and implementation of a new curriculum for the high school which was praised by the North East Regional Conference on Social Studies and was shared and adopted in school systems throughout Massachusetts. The National Honor Society of Secondary Schools inducted Mr. Pearlmutter as a member based on his scholarship, leadership, character, and service. In 1990 then-Governor Bill Weld acknowledged his receiving the coveted Bill Spratt Most Valuable Professional Award. He also served as Chairman of the States Democratic Town Committee in Sharon for several years. His kids and grandkids were his best students and his pride and joy. He was an avid hiker, loved the outdoors, and in retirement he served as a mediator for the state court system. He was an elegant dancer and could be seen twirling around Ruth, the love of his life. He was exceptionally charming in his ability to make others feel important through his warm, welcoming and engaging demeanor. He is survived by three sons, Gary (Lori) of Flagstaff, Arizona, Mark (Madeline) of Brookline, Massachusetts, and Bernie (Kim) of Tampa, Florida and a daughter Leslie Botting of Mansfield, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his twelve grandchildren: Rachel Lagasse, Jonathan and Richard Botting , Samantha and Jessica Gonnelly, Andrew, Cameron and Alexandra Pearlmutter, Joshua and Hannah Pearlmutter, and Benjamin and Jacqueline Pearlmutter, and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth and his daughter, Sandra Gonnelly. His funeral will be at 12:00 noon on Sunday January 15th at Schlossberg Solomon Chapel, 824 Washington Street in Canton, Massachusetts followed by burial with an honor guard. Please join family and friends at 440 Boylston Street, Brookline between the hours of 3:30PM and 9 PM after the burial. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre Street Roslindale MA 02131 to support NewBridge on the Charles or Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, www.jche.org/ Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel Family Owned www.SchlossbergChapel. com 781-828-6990
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