Martin Nellhaus

Martin Nellhaus

Monday, August 24th, 1925 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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NELLHAUS, Martin, of West Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Swampscott, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2020. He was 95. He was the beloved husband for 35 years of Selma Nellhaus (Boardman), native of Lynn, who survives him, and of the late Muriel Nellhaus (Cohen) of blessed memory who passed away in 1979. Martin is also survived by his four children, Dr. Kurt Nellhaus of Charleston W VA, Joan Nellhaus of Saratoga Springs NY, Pamela Stroud of Medford and Linda Nellhaus of Melrose, and five grandchildren (Ryan, Molly, Emma, Sophie, and Gabi). Martin arrived in the United States from Germany with his family in 1939 as a refugee from Nazi tyranny. The Nellhaus family led by Rabbi Dagobert Nellhaus resided in Haverhill, Roxbury and Dorchester as they found their way to a new life in America. Martin served proudly and with distinction in the U.S. Navy during World War II, graduated in engineering from Northeastern University, and had a successful 40+ year engineering career with the General Electric Company. An avid mountaineer and skier, he was featured in the Boston Globe’s March 14, 2013 profile of the Hickory Dickory Docs Ski Club, of which he was then (and through 2019 remained) the oldest active member. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Holocaust Legacy Foundation (c/o Jody Kipnis, Middleton MA) or to Temple Sinai of Marblehead, of which Martin was an active member from 1995 to 2019.
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    Temple Sinai Cemetery
    50 Buxton Road
    DANVERS, MA 01923
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Posted at 01:54pm
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Aileen Josephs, Esq.

Posted at 08:04am
Our warmest condolences,Dr. Mitchell and Aileen Josephs
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aileen josephs

Posted at 08:01am
May his memory be a blessing. We had the joy to know him and will always remember his smile when we went skiing with him.
Dr. Mitchell and Aileen Josephs

Jeff Glew

Posted at 03:20pm
Too brief our friendship forged over four winters made possible through the Hickory Dickory Docs Ski Club. Marty, I miss you dearly. Our endless rides up the chairlifts of so many N.E. ski ski resorts; our long 'runs' down every blue and sometimes and sometimes black diamond trails; our long chats about our service in the military; our speaking with one another in your native tongue; and last but not least all of us skiers seeing you get on the bus long before first light with that ever-impish smile and a twinkle in your eye. Heaven now gets to experience the rewards you have brought to so many. Thank you!

Your friend,
Jeff 'Klebstoff' Glew

Ann Guyer

Posted at 07:36pm
I skied with him for several recent years as an HDD Ski Club member. Marty was always out til nearly the last run. Affable and tenacious, he has inspired me since I first met him. I will remember him dearly.

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