Michael Mendeleyev died peacefully from complications related to COVID-19 on

May 15, 2020 at the Providence House Assisted Living in Brighton, MA.


Born in 1928 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Michael is predeceased by his wife of more than 60 years,

Polina (Polly) Mendeleyev. He is survived by his son, Igor Mendeleyev and his wife and beloved daughter-in-law, Sharon Mendeleyev.


Upon graduation from high school, Michael Mendeleyev had fulfilled his universal military obligation by serving in

what was then known as a Soviet Army and attained a rank of corporal.


Michael Mendeleyev completed a full course load as part of his secondary special education at the Kiev Tekhnikum with a specialty in Municipal Electro-transport specializing in Electro-Mechanical Equipment for Civil Structures and Communal Enterprises. By the decision of the State Qualifying Commission Michael was awarded a status of Technician – Electrical Mechanic in 1968.


Michael and Polina got married in January of 1959 in a city of Kiev.


Seeking to escape persecution against Jewish minority, Michael and his wife and son came to live in the Boston, Mass. area in a spring of 1977, after a brief stay in Vienna, Austria and then Rome, Italy while waiting for a US visa. In 1982 Michael was proud to have become a US Citizen.


Michael had spent the most of his career working in the United States for the Teradyne corporation. Michael was very proud that one of his projects included working with the avionics test equipment for the B-2 aircraft.


While residing in Brighton, Michael had made many friends at the Washington Condominium.  As a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, he was fluently helping his many neighbors with various repair projects, including minor electrical work.


Michael loved to tell stories about their life and experiences prior to coming to the US. People described Michael as a gentle and kind man, always with a twinkle in his eye.

Once corona virus limits on gatherings are lifted, Michael's family will announce a funeral service celebrating his and his wife's life

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