Edward D. Sacknoff ’30

Edward D. Sacknoff ’30 died on January 6, 2007, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Born on August 16, 1909, in Portland, he prepared for college at Portland High School and attended Bowdoin from 1926 to 1928.

He was president of Morris Sacknoff and Sons in Portland for many years, until his retirement in 1984.

With the exception of the last four years, when he lived in Wellesley, Mr. Sacknoff was a lifelong resident of Portland.

He was one of the founders of Temple Beth El in Portland in 1947 and for 15 years was the oldest living past president of the Temple. He was instrumental in establishing a new school for religious instruction and in arranging for the purchase of the land for the Temple Beth El Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was married in 1932 to Eva Cohen, who died in 2000, and is survived by a son, Dr. Eric J. Sacknoff of Burlington, Massachusetts; a daughter, Cynthia S. Gould of Wellesley; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.