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Obituary: Lillian Wacks, Substitute Teacher and Senior Center Regular

Lillian (Chiplovitz) Wacks was 99 years old.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Lillian (Chiplovitz) Wacks, 99 years, of Marblehead, entered into rest Saturday morning, January 18, 2014 at the North Shore Medical Center – Salem Hospital in Salem. Beloved wife of sixty-four years to the late Louis Wacks. Born in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of the late Jacob & Ida (Doverinsky) Chiplovitz. She was a graduate of Beverly High School and Salem State College.

Mrs. Wacks had been employed as a substitute teacher at the Lynn, Swampscott & Marblehead schools, where she specialized in business courses.

A resident of Marblehead since 1965, she was an active member of Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore and the former Temple Beth El sisterhood in Swampscott. Lillian enjoyed playing bridge and often went to the Marblehead Senior Center, where she will be missed by all her friends.

She is survived by two devoted sons, Paul Wacks & his wife Harriet of Peabody and William Wacks & his wife Maurine of Sharon; her loving sister, Frances Katz of Swampscott; four cherished grandchildren, Julie & Richard Gold, Jamie Wacks & her husband Philip Berk, Jeffrey Wacks & his fiancée Neha Patel and Steven Wacks; four adored great grandchildren, Kyle and Luke Gold and Alexander and Benjamin Berk and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Benjamin and Irving Chipman.

Funeral services at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, SALEM on Sunday (today), January 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial observance following the interment on Sunday and on Monday from 2-8 PM at the home of Paul & Harriet Wacks. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Marblehead Senior Center, 10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945 or to Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore, 55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907.

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