Harry N. Aizenstat, 100, of Longmeadow, died Oct. 3 at home. He was predeceased by his wife, of 54 years, Sarah (Freedman) Aisenstat. He graduated from West Springfield High School in 1932, received a Bachelor’s Degree from AIC in 1936 and a Masters Degree in History from Clark University in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea, attaining a rank of Master Sergeant. He was a buyer at the Springfield Armory and at Westover Air Force Base. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Torah, the former Kesser Israel Synagogue, where he served as the cemetery chairman and recording secretary, the Greater Springfield Freedman Post #26 of the Jewish War Veterans, where he was an adjutant for over 50 years, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the AIC Alumni Association, and Varsity Club, the National Assoiciation of Retired Federal Employees, the National Association of Government Employees at the Springfield Armory, where he was a past secretary, the West Springfield High School Alumni Association, and the Jewish Nursing Home. He is survived by five nephews, Michael Aizenstat, David Aizenstat, Martin Freedman, Richard Freedman, and Leslie Freedman; and a niece, Marilyn Freedman. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Albert Aizenstat. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B’nai Torah or to AIC.


Benita Lieberman

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