Mark P. Himelfarb
1957 - 2016
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Mark P. Himelfarb
Loving husband; devoted father

WESTFORD -- Mark P. Himelfarb, 59, a longtime resident of Westford, entered into rest on August 17, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident while bicycling in Lincoln, MA. He was the beloved husband of Alisa (Berman) Himelfarb, with whom he would have celebrated 26 years of marriage in September.

Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, March 4, 1957, a son of the late Robert and Rae (Schwartz) Himelfarb. He received his early education in Pennsylvania, attended high school in Maine, and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, in 1979.

He was affiliated with iRobot Corporation in Bedford, MA, where he was employed as a Senior Electrical Engineer.

A man of deep faith, Mark was involved in many Jewish community activities and organizations throughout his life. He was a dedicated volunteer, known for his selfless acts of kindness and willingness to help anyone in need. He loved to hike, travel and bike with his cherished family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Shayna Himelfarb, a recent graduate of Westford Academy, and a son, Daniel Himelfarb, who attends Stoney Brook Middle School. Also a sister, Susan Murphy and her husband Frank, a niece, Robin Berberian, and a nephew, Frank Murphy, all of New Jersey.

HIMELFARB -- In Lincoln, MA, August 17, 2016. Mark P. Himelfarb, of Westford, aged 59 years. Beloved husband of Alisa (Berman) Himelfarb. His Funeral Service will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford. Please omit flowers. Interment in Beit Olam East Cemetery, 42 Concord Road, Wayland. Shiva will be observed at the Himelfarb family home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., with a service at 7:30 p.m., and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a service at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or online at www.jimmyfund.org/gift. Arrangements in the care of MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss Jr. Please visit Mark's tribute page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Lowell Sun on Aug. 20, 2016.
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August 26, 2016
Alisa- this is such a shock. May Mark's memory be for a blessing now and always. Our very deepest condolences to you and your children.
much love,
Rabbi Charlie, Alison, Noa and Aliza Popky
August 24, 2016
I did not know Mark, but I stand in solidarity with him as a fellow cyclist. No one should have to die this way.

I am very sorry for your loss.
August 24, 2016
I worked and ran with Mark at Raytheon many years ago. He was a wonderful friend and colleague. My condolences.
Steven Murphy
August 24, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss.
Richard - PMC rider
Richard Thomas
August 23, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go to the entire family but especially to Alisa. May you find comfort in the love you shared and knowing you are held in a caring circle. It always seems like I'm far away when times like this come but I am thinking of you.

With faith and love,

Arthur
Arthur Berman
August 22, 2016
To Mark's family,

I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Mark at Motorola and was impressed with his knowledge and cooperation. My condolences.
With Sympathy,
John Loiselle
John Loiselle
August 21, 2016
We will miss you Mark. A genuine and kind soul, always willing to help others. We are heartbroken for Alyssa & the kids. You will never be forgotten.
Love always,
Mari Cartagenova & Joseph Zahavi
August 21, 2016
Prayers for Mark, prayers for Mark's family.
Meredith McGraw
August 21, 2016
Please accept Don's and my deepest sympathy. I first met Mark when he was 10 years old...the smiling, younger brother of my best college friend, Susan Himelfarb.
I had the pleasure of seeing him years later at Frank, Jr.'s wedding, still smiling and witty. You are in our thoughts at this time.
Meredith McGraw
August 21, 2016
I am at a loss for words. I was always so please whenever I saw Mark & you with our shared family, he shall be missed. May God wrap you in his loving & healing arms.
Brigid (Murphy) Sisk
August 21, 2016
I didn't know Mark, but am a fellow cyclist and my heart breaks for all who love him, I hold you in my paraders.
Tara Swinchatt
August 20, 2016
We will miss Mark. he was a good friend and such an important part of the Jewish community in our region. A kind soul and wonderful father and husband. Please keep visiting our Sukkah forever. May his memory be a blessing and may the Almighty console all who grieve for him.
Joseph & Mari Zahavi
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