Gregory “Gersha” Vengerik, 88, died at the Saint Francis Home on Sept. 26 following a long illness. He was the husband of Lyubov (Farber) Vengerik. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, he was the son of Chaim and Palina Vengerik. At the age of 13, he left school during World War II to make products for the Army. After the war he returned to school attaining his diploma and continuing his education. While in Russia, he worked in a machinist plant where he eventually became the foreman, with 125 employees under his supervision. He lived in Worcester for 38 years. He was a machinist at Madison Wire and Cable for 10 years, until his retirement. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two children, Svetlana Magidov and her husband, Yuri, and Albert Vengerik and his wife, Inessa, all of Worcester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Alexandra Vengerik, of Ukraine.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN