1923 – 2003

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Sheldon A. Nussinow, 79, passed away suddenly on April 6, in Florida.

A resident of both Maine and Florida, he was born on July 3, 1923, in Waltham, Mass., the son of Russian immigrants Rose and Samuel Nussinow. He was educated in Waltham schools and later served as a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol.

He joined his older brother Murray in business as a partner, having purchased the American Manufacturing Concern in Falconer, NY, later moving the company to Maine, and operating under the name of Falcon Rule.

Much of his life was spent nurturing the company and he loved his work and the people with whom he worked. He was semi-retired, and though he had relinquished the role and responsibility of company president years ago, he remained an active and participating member of the corporate Board of Directors and served as its Chairman.

A leader in business, he was active in many professional organizations and served in many capacities. Locally, he was instrumental in the development of the FLY Football League for Youth, and served as the league president and as a coach for many years.

He was also deeply involved in the United Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Community Center, serving the organizations in various capacities, including president of both. He will be remembered for his love of reading and thirst for knowledge, his appreciation of music, especially marching bands, for his extraordinary sense of humor, and for his sense of family and his devotion to them.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Edith Renard Nussinow; his brother, Bernard Nussinow of New York; his sister, Miriam Berman of Massachusetts; three children and their spouses, Amy and Scott Nussinow of Auburn, Susan and David Teich of Lewiston, Tracey and Todd Nussinow of Cumberland; and seven grandchildren, Chad, Jennifer, Jacob, Jessica, Tyler, Tanner and Tucker.

He was predeceased by both parents; and by his older brother, Murray.

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