Obituary: Herbert Galpert

Herbert Galpert, 92, died Jan. 9. He was a Swampscott resident for some 60 years, and a former youth league coach and professional baseball player.


Courtesy of the Jewish Journal.

Herbert Galpert, a Swampscott resident for some 60 years, died Jan. 9, 2012 unexpectedly at his home. He was 92.

Born in Revere, Herb graduated from Revere High School, where he was captain of the football team; he also played baseball and basketball. He graduated from Boston University, where he also excelled in sports. Herb was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played for their minor league farm team.

Herb owned and operated the Algy Leather Consultant Company in Peabody. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was active in youth sports, having coached in the Swampscott Babe Ruth League, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore and other youth-oriented sports leagues.

He was a former member of Congregation Shirat Hayam (Temple Israel) in Swampscott and the Kernwood Country Club in Salem.

Herb was the beloved husband of the late Charlotte (Abrams) Galpert. He was the devoted father of Laura and her husband Bruce Rafey of Swampscott and Jack Galpert.  He was the cherished grandfather of Kate Rafey. He was the loving brother of the late Albert Galpert and Sylvia Goldman.

Graveside services and memorial observance were held. Expressions of sympathy in Herb’s memory may be donated to the charity of your choice. Arrangements were handled by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels in Salem.

Charles Sachetta January 20, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Alpert but he was obviously a proud member of our Greatest Generation, so I feel we've lost a great man. Rest in Peace, and my deepest condolences to the Galpert family.
jack January 21, 2012 at 02:04 PM
thank you Mr. Sachetta........................................jack


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