Jay Fialkow Obituary, Death – Fialkow, Jay L. “Buddy” Dedicated to their families, their friends, and their communities The funeral for FIALKOW, Jay L. “Buddy,” 95, who resided in NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, Massachusetts, was held on Thursday, May 25. Jay was born on November 20th, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He went to Brookline High and Lawrence Academy before continuing his education at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1948. Jay began his 50-year legal career in 1951, the year he graduated from the Boston University Law School.
He began his work as a labor lawyer for the Garment Workers Union and Cohn, Reimer & Pollack. Jay’s legal career spanned a total of 50 years. Later on, Jay joined Kaye, Fialkow, Richmond & Rothstein in Boston as a founding member and eventually became the managing partner of the firm. He later joined Kaye’s successor, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and is now the managing partner of the firm’s Boston office. In addition, Senator Edward W. Brooke appointed Jay to the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1963 through 1965. Jay served in this capacity from 1963 until 1965.
Jay’s involvement in the charitable sector was extensive, as evidenced by the fact that he served on the boards of directors of the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Israel Histradrut, Hebrew Senior Life, and the Jewish National Fund, in addition to having been the former chairman of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Jay’s involvement with the Finance Committee at Newbridge on the Charles, where he also served as Mayor according to everyone who knew him, remained unabated throughout his life. Jane Maretz, the woman who he had spent 62 years of his life married to and who was the love of his life, passed away before Jay.