Newburyport, MA — Ralph Lewis Pearlman, age 77, of Newburyport, died May 5, 2014 at Kaplan Family Hospice House, with his loving wife and dog, Maxie at his side.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1936, he was the son of the late Moe M. and Rae (Rosen) Pearlman.
After graduating from City College of New York in 1958, receiving a BEE in electrical engineering, he pursued a 60-year career in the aerospace industry, where he had his own company and worked as an electrical engineering consultant in Madrid, Spain and Milan, Italy, finally working directly for Raytheon as a senior systems engineer, retiring in 2011.
In addition to his beloved wife of 24 years, Bonnie (Card) Pearlman, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Heidi Connors and husband, Michael of Byfield; a granddaughter, Chloe Connors; his brother, Martin Pearlman of Albany, N.Y.; his sister, Rita Krohn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; along with several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, services will be private and there will be no visiting hours. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.