OBITUARY: Anthony Charles Mack, 78

NORTH READING, MA — Anthony Charles Mack, 78, was born July 30, 1940 and called home by God on July 2, 2019. Of Brooklyn, NY, North Reading, MA, Portage, MI and Gloucester, MA.

Son of the late Josephine V. Mack (Stolfi) and John G. Mack of Brooklyn, NY.

Devoted husband of Dolores M. Mack for 55 years and loving father of Christopher J. Mack and his wife Iman of Lexington, Jodi A. Sponzo and her husband Gregory of North Reading, and John T. Mack and his wife Emma of Manhattan, NY. Adored grandfather of Brooke and Carly Sponzo and Jonathan Mack.

Dear brother of John J. Mack and his wife Deborah of Newtown, PA and his predeceased sister and brother-in-law Angela and Tom D’Angelo of North Babylon, NY. Anthony is also survived by his sister-in-law Dianna Lannon and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Tony was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan NY, and MIT in Cambridge, MA where he received his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering.

Anthony worked for AVCO Corporation in the early 60s as project engineer to develop a heat shield for the Apollo space vehicle and the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). At Sweetheart Plastics in Wilmington MA where he was employed for many years he worked as the Manager of Product and Systems Development where he developed multilayer barrier food containers, tamper evident packaging, thermoformed and injection molded packages for major food companies, and the development of a hospital heated food serving system. Later in his career he worked at Fabri-Kal in Kalamazoo, MI as Vice President of Product Development.

Anthony’s professional accomplishments include 12 patents for plastic products and food serving systems, 7 technical papers involving plastic research, product design, and development of quality control and environmental issues. Anthony was a member of Sigma Xi, the Society of Plastic Engineers, and Managing Director of the Plastic Pioneers Associated.

Anthony had many community service activities, including Chairman of the North Reading Conservation Committee, member of the Board of Directors for the Heritage Community in Kalamazoo, MI, Vice President of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, local political campaign organizer, Treasurer for MIT class of 1963, Treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 750 in North Reading and an income tax volunteer for the elderly.

Anthony enjoyed participating in his grandchildren’s school activities and attending their sports events. He was happiest spending time with family and friends all of whom brought him great joy. He also enjoyed a relaxing day at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and good humor by many.

Arrangements: Wake is Sunday July 7th from 4 to 7 PM at Croswell Funeral Home located at 19 Bow Street in North Reading, MA. Funeral will be held Monday July 8th at 10:30 AM at St. Theresa’s Parish, 63 Winter Street, North Reading, MA followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, 159 Elm St., North Reading, MA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial donation be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or Myasthenia Gravis at

Anthony Charles Mack
Anthony Charles Mack

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Crosswell Funeral Home.)

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