Joseph Mechanick

Dr. Joseph David Mechanick

January 3, 1932 - January 26, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 11:00am
  • Shiva

    Virtual Shiva
    Virtual Shiva
    Virtual shiva will be held on Thursday January 28th and Saturday January 30th at 7pm both evenings.

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    Meeting ID: 824 3800 5901
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Donations are being accepted for:
Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation

9 Old Creek Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208


Dr. Joseph David Mechanick passed away on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Mechanick (nee Rottenberg), his children Dr. Jeffrey (Debra) Mechanick and Dori (Robert) Blitzstein, his grandchildren Chase Mechanick (Genevieve Sico), Reid Mechanick, Alec Blitzstein, and Halle Blitzstein, and by his adoring niece Stephanie Mendel and nephew, Ryan Mechanick. He was predeceased by his parents Sara (Sue) and Harry Mechanick, and by his brother Sheldon Mechanick.

Jerry's professional passion was Dentistry and he was known as a kind, compassionate, skilled dentist who built a strong practice. An honest gentleman, a former Marine, and a loyal brother, he was a man who always stuck to his convictions. He married the love of his life and lived a good life, filled with sport, fun, and laughter that he shared with his family and friends. He enjoyed, loved, and appreciated the company of his children and grandchildren, was proud of all their accomplishments and developed strong and meaningful ties with them. Jerry passed away peacefully and will be forever missed and lovingly remembered.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, 9 Old Creek Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. Due to COVID, the family will be sitting shiva privately at the home of Dori and Robert Blitzstein. Please see the link on the left for access to the virtual shiva which will be held on both Thursday and Saturday at 7:00.
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Lauri Weiner

Posted at 11:14pm
Sandy and family, I was so sorry to read about Jerry's passing. I will always remember him as my dentist and for telling my dad about the house across the street from you where we became neighbors. Jerry would always tell me to have my dad call him. I guess they are swapping stories with each other now.

Larry Plotkin

Posted at 07:41pm
So sorry to hear sending my love to your entire family.

Sandy Benney

Posted at 07:08pm
Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. I remember all of those years working for Paula's campaigns with you and Jerry and our wonderful group. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Sandy Brafmann Benney

Howard and Bonnie Heneson

Posted at 12:09pm
Do very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing and our condolences to you Sandy and the family. From College Park days to many years as our dentist, Jerry was always a good friend and will be missed

Ellen Levy

Posted at 09:24am
I read of Jerry's passing and want you to know I am thinking about you. I extend my sincere sympathy.

Betty caplan

Posted at 03:38pm
Betty Caplan

Sandy, So sorry for your loss. Extending deepest sympathy.

Nancy Lubman

Posted at 11:20am
Dear Sandy,
Although we lost touch years ago, I was always fond of you. And I knew Jerry to be a sweet guy., but I didn't know that he had health issues. May he rest in peace. I buried Ronnie yesterday, so I know where you are. I am usually in Boca in the winter. Maybe we can get together, either here or in Florida. Please accept my deepest condolences. Love ,Nancy

Faith Schreiber Feingold

Posted at 10:52am
My sincerest sympathy.

jeff dahne

Posted at 10:29am
My condolences on Jerry's passing. He was a great guy.

Barbara and Herb Lewis

Posted at 09:10pm
Dear Sandy:
Herby and I were so sorry to read that Jerry had died. He was a sweetheart, always with a smile and always glad to see and talk with us. We will miss him. May he rest in peace.


Barbara Bernstein

Posted at 09:09pm
Dear Sandy
I wish to express my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband, Jerry. I know the good memories will bring you Comfort and peace.

Carole & Billy Glick

Posted at 08:16pm
Dear Sandy,
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. May all the wonderful memories of the good times you had together carry you through this difficult time. May his memory always be for a blessing.
With deepest sympathy,

Paul Smulian

Posted at 07:37pm
It is with great sadness I learned of Jerry's passing. Carol and I are here for you should you need anything. Much love; Paul Smulian

Bonnie Levy

Posted at 04:39pm
Dear Sandy: I was saddened to hear the news about Joseph’s passing. I know you have many beautiful memories of your years together and of the gang of tennis players who stayed friends for so long. May he Rest In Peace and may you find comfort in the beautiful life you built together.

Fred Magaziner

Posted at 01:55pm
Sandy and family, we send our sincere condolences on the passing of Jerry. Our friendship began in '60s when then dental assistant (Ms. Agullar) applied for a job with Jerry. He called for a reference. We began buying supplies together.
He was one great guy. May he rest in peace. Sandy, take care, be well and be safe.
Joan & Fred Magaziner

Caryl Kaufman

Posted at 12:19pm
Dear Sandy,
It was with great sadness that I write to you of Jerry's passing. May the memories you have of him
get you thru this this time.

Norma Guth

Posted at 12:03pm
My condolences to you and your family. I know that you have many cherished memories.

Ruth Schnitzer

Posted at 11:59am
Dear Sandy and Family,

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a great guy. May all the wonderful memories you have of Jerry be a living memorial to him. May he RIP.

Barbara Lichtenberg

Posted at 11:37am
Sandy, Dorye, Rob & Jeffrey:
Ever since I met all of you, Jerry graciously welcomed me into your family. For many years, Jerry suffered from too many health issues to name. May your beautiful family happily remember the special times you shared. Now Jerry can rest peacefully.

Ron Israel

Posted at 10:48am
It is with sadness that I read of the passing of Jerry, a friend since early dental school days. Unfortunately, it has been so many years since we had seen each other. Prayers to the family.

Edie & Stan Brown

Posted at 10:15am
Dear Sandy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.We know that the the good memories you have bring you comfort and peace


Marlene Saltzman Rogers

Posted at 10:13am
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jerry Mechanick. My family----mother, father, sister, myself and my children were patients of his until he retired. I first saw Dr. Mechanick in his office on Blair Avenue before his move to Old Court Road. He took great care of our teeth and was a friend to all in my family for many years. Again, my sincere condolences to his family!

Ellen & Mark Gordon

Posted at 10:04am
Sandy, Dori, Jeffrey and family- it is with great sadness that we note the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mark and I will miss him, too. We pray that he is in a much better place and pain-free for the first time in too many years. May his memory serve to soften your grief now and in the day’s to come.

Sue and Howard Needle

Posted at 09:53am
Dear Dori and Rob,
We were so sorry to learn the sad news about your beloved father, and we send you our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Carole L Needle

Posted at 09:38am
Carole Needle Sandy deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband my prayers are with you and your family

Marcy Silver

Posted at 09:22am
Dori and family,

Sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May your Dad's memory bring you comfort and peace, and may his memory be a blessing.

William B Fine

Posted at 08:39am
Sorry to hear about Jerry, long long time friend
Elaine & Billy Fine

Alyson and John Friedman

Posted at 08:11am
Sandy, Dori and family,
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved husband and father. Jerry was such a kind and lovely man who will surely be missed. Please know our thoughts are with all of you during this very sad time. May his memory be a blessing.

Joel L Simon

Posted at 06:41am
Dori and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved father, husband, and grandfather. May his memory be a blessing to you always.

marilyn and bob schaftel

Posted at 06:27am
Dear Sandy,Both Marilyn and I are very sorry for you loss of your beloved husband and our neighbor.He surely put up a strong battle the last few years while maintaining a feeling of friendship. May he rest in peace.Marilyn and Bobby

Rozzie Brilliant

Posted at 10:27pm
For many years I sat in Joe’s back office when I called on him from one of the dental labs
I remember his excited he was to have a place in the outer banks to escape to
He will be missed by all who knew him

Charles Levine

Posted at 10:21pm
Sandy I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You know how much we appreciate your friendship with my mother and she is sad hearing about Jerry. You all celebrated your birthdays together and your husband’s was the same as my mother. Whether it was 9 holes at Suburban or 18 holes at Glen Eagles in Delray or dinners or conversation your friendship is and always will be so important to Helene.
I personally appreciate how you both have always looked out for my mother especially after Dad died.
Now it’s time for you to know that there is so much love from all your friends and love ones.
Susan, Mom, Barbara and Laurie send our love. Best Charles

Harry and Jeanne Macks

Posted at 08:43pm
Our deepest sympathy upon the loss of your beloved Jerry.
We always remembered serving him lunch every day at our drugstore,Tower Pharmacy.

Carol Reichman-Dunn

Posted at 07:35pm
Dear Sandy and family.. Dr Mechanic was our families dentist since I was very young. He always cared about his patients and was very accommodating. He was a real gentleman. Wishing you and your family beautiful memories.
Carol Reichman- Dunn from the Pikesville Giant

Sherri and Sandy Minkin

Posted at 06:27pm
Dear Sandy and family,
We were so saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. He was always kind and had a great smile. May he rest in peace and may all of your good memories help you through this sad time

Phyllis Goldman

Posted at 05:39pm
With sadness I send condolences to the Mechanick family. I first became a patient of Jerry's not long after he opened his practice, before moving to Old Court Road. Our family remained patients of his until he retired his practice in Randallstown. A kind man and an excellent dentist were his attributes. May his memory be a blessing to the entire family.

Emily Crocker

Posted at 05:25pm
So sorry to learn of Dr. Mechanick's passing. My mom, Dee Dee Greenberg, was a hygienist in his office for years on Old Court Road and enjoyed her time working in his practice. He was gentle and kind and an excellent dentist. May you find peace in this difficult time. With deep sympathy.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Posted at 01:11pm

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Dr. Joseph David Mechanick.  We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.  
Mayhis memory be forever a blessing.

Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Posted at 12:32pm
The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation deeply regrets the passing of Dr. Joseph (Jerry) Mechanick, beloved husband of our member, Sandy Mechanick.

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