Esther Berkowitz, née Grill, 94, of Brooklyn died on January 27.
Born in New York City, she was a member of the Kosove Society of New York.
Predeceased by her husband, Harry in 2003, she is survived by her children, Carol Rothman of New City, N.Y., and Sheldon of Florida, and four grandchildren. Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels, Fort Lee.
Ellen Susan Abrams, née Palant, 68, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Paramus, died on January 30.
Born in the Bronx, she worked at Midland Elementary School in Paramus and for Social Services of Ridgewood and Vicinity.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, a daughter, Amy (Seth), a brother, Laurence (Mona), and two grandchildren. Donations can be sent to the Robert and Audrey Luckow Foundation, c/o The Valley Hospital. Arrangements were by Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, Paramus.
Eva R. Braun, 82, of Passaic died on January 28.
Born in Uruguay, she came to America in 1968, and along with her son, owned and operated Eva’s Corner in Passaic Park.
Predeceased by her husband, Andres, she is survived by her children, Ruben (Stacey) and Mati Sicherer (Dr. Scott), both of Fair Lawn, and seven grandchildren.
Donations can be sent to Garden State German Shepherd Rescue. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.
Kenneth Gold of Little Falls, N.J., died Jan. 24, 2015, at age 94. He was born Oct. 17, 1920, to Abraham and Rose Gold and grew up in and around New York City.
He helped pay for college by working nights at his parents’ restaurant on the Upper West Side. He graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude. He then served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Gladys Petrokofsky on July 28, 1945. They raised their two children in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Later they moved to Little Falls, where they were active in the local Democratic Party. He was also an active advocate of a woman’s right to choose. He was respected and well-liked by his neighbors and work colleagues.
Mr. Gold was a certified public accountant in private practice with a career stretching from the 1940s into the 21st century. His clients included children and grandchildren of his original clients.
His wife died in 1998. He is survived by a son, Lawrence Gold, and his partner, William Carroll, of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Victoria Gold, of Boston; his companion of 16 years, Ruth Lipset, of Little Falls; granddaughters Emily Boutilier of Amherst, Mass., and Rebekka Gold of Astoria, N.Y.; great-granddaughter Samantha Boutilier; grandson-in-law Robert Boutilier; sister-in-law Rose Petrokofsky of Moorestown, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made in his memory to Workmen’s Circle, 247 West 37 St., 5th Floor, NY, NY 10018.
A funeral will be held at the Goldstein Funeral Chapel, 2015 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ, at noon on Friday, Jan. 30.
Dr. Lewis Lipman
Dr. Lewis E. Lipman, 85, of Oradell, died on Jan. 25.
An Army veteran, he was a 1953 NYU College of Dentistry graduate and attended Rutgers University. A self-employed dentist in Englewood, he was an active member of the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Edythe; children, Joseph (Elise), and Linda, all of New York City, and Shelley (Michael) of Howell; brothers, Alan and Ken; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack.
Leyb Katsyv, 88, of Clifton, died on Jan. 22.
Born in the former Soviet Union, he was a retired engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Antonina, née Yadykh; a daughter, Galina Mankovetskiy; and a grandson, Boris.
Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels,
Edward Arthur Miller, who lived in Wanaque, Montvale, and Wyckoff, died on Jan. 18.
Born in Passaic, he was an Army Signal Corps World War II veteran, receiving the Army Good Conduct, World War II Victory, and American Service medals. He attended Pace University and New York University, and was a liquor distributor.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bella; children, Eileen, Diane, and Glenn (Lisa); and one grandson.
Contributions can be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project or K9s For Warriors. Arrangements were by Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack.
Ileen R. Greenberg, née Schwartz, 74, of Fort Lee, died on Jan. 21. Born in Brooklyn, she was a retired bookkeeper for Elliot Salon in New York City.
A daughter, Liza, of Leonia, survives her. Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels,