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Neil L. Chayet, 78, of Salem, passed away August 11, 2017.
He was the son of the late Judge Ely Chayet and Blanche (Poretsky) Chayet.
He leaves his wife of 37 years, Martha Chayet; two sons, Michael R. Chayet of Weston, Conn., and Ely Todd Chayet of Calabasas, Calif.; and his daughter, Lisa Chayet Sahlberg of Raymond, Maine, formerly of Duxbury. He also leaves daughters-in-law, Julie Min Chayet and Kathy Lyon Chayet; and son-in-law, Jon Sahlberg; and five grandchildren, Max, Hannah, and Sarah Chayet, Brett and Linnea Sahlberg.
A graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School, he recently retired after 42 years with CBS News Radio, and his legendary daily program, "This is Neil Chayet, Looking at the Law." A sought-after public speaker, Neil delivered countless speeches and lectures.
Neil practiced health law, authored four books, and served on numerous boards including Massport Security Advisory Council and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Science. A former Trustee of Tuft University, he was on the Faculty at Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital for 30 years.
A member of the Manchester Yacht Club, Neil enjoyed his 1946 Hinckley sloop, "Breeze" and his DownEast power boat, "Sooner."
Services are at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrance gifts may be made "In Memory of Neil Chayet" in support of Small Cell Cancer Research, and sent to the MGH Development Office, Attention: Carrie Powers, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate.
Arrangements are by Stanetsky Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem.
Published on August 14, 2017
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