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Lifecycle: Obituaries

Werner Straus

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Werner Straus, 89, of Fort Lee
died April 6.

Born in Germany, he was an Army World War II veteran. He owned Carolyn Dress Shop in Washington Heights.

His wife, Hilda, neé Lownestein, and three children, Peppi, Deborah, and Matthew, survive him.

Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels, Fort Lee.

 
 

David Shapiro

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David Shapiro, 86, of Fort Lee died April 8.

An Army veteran of the Korean conflict, he was a steam fitter and plumber in New York City.

Predeceased by his wife, Miriam, neé London, he is survived by children, Nelson (Dianne), Mark, and Robin Bornstien (Paul); and four grandchildren. Contributions can be sent to the Valley Hospice, Paramus. Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels, Fort Lee.

 
 

Sylvia Magid

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Sylvia Magid, neé Kaminsky, 84, of Fort Lee, formerly of the Bronx, died April 8.

Predeceased by her husband, Eugene, she is survived by her daughters, Gina L. Morris-Izower (Dr. Louis Izower) of Paramus, and Bonnie Magid Marolda (Robert) of Cresskill; siblings, Daniel Kaminsky (Ruth) and Manny Schwartz (Arlene); and three grandchildren.

Donations can be sent to Jewish National Fund. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel,
Fair Lawn.

 
 

Stanley Harris

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Stanley Z. Harris, 88, of Tenafly died April 8.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was an office manager for Roytex Inc., in New York City.

He is survived by his wife, Jung Soon Harris; and children, Jeffrey, Alan, Gerald, and Marchia Gillispie.

Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels, Fort Lee.

 
 

Hilda Feller

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Hilda L. Feller, 97, of Wayne, formerly of Paterson, died April 10. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

 
 

Leonard L. Kotz

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Leonard L. Kotz, 92, died April 10.

He was a long-time resident of Paterson and Glen Rock, with brief residences at Emeritus of Paramus and Care One in Paramus.

He was born in Paterson and graduated from Eastside High School, attending every high school reunion until this year. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from New York University School of Accounting and Law.

He had been a vice commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Fair Lawn. He had been a member of Temple Emanuel Choral Society in Paterson and sang with the Paterson Lyric Opera Company, Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and various musical groups. He was an active train collector and world traveler.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Nathalie (Klingbell) Kotz; his son, Martin Kotz; his mother, Cecelia Kotz; and two sisters, Sophie Simon and Lillian Markson.

He is survived by his daughter, Rosalind Kotz of Schenectady, N.Y., and his son, Bennett Kotz of Seattle. Survivors include a son-in-law, Scot Felderman, a daughter-in-law, Sally Kotz, granddaughter Sophie Kotz, and two nieces, Maxine Stave of Wayne and Deborah Markson-Katz of New York City.

Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

 
 

Leya Ditlya

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Leya Ditlya, 86, of Fair Lawn died April 10. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

 
 

Ira J. Levin

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Ira J. Levin of Paramus, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jeanne and Eddie Levin. He was the loving husband of Rita (neé Bloomfield) for over 40 years, brother of Marilyn, father of Miles and his wife Valerie, of Teaneck, and Edward of Fort Lee; and grandfather of Rami, Gittel, Moshe, and Rosalie. He was predeceased by his brother Gary.

Ira was a graduate of Columbia Grammar in N.Y., and earned a BS from NYU and MBA from Iona. After working at Goldman Sachs, Ira received his CPA and worked for PepsiCo where he held positions in the Philippines and South Africa. His passion for adventure took him to all 50 states and countries across the globe. He enjoyed road trips with his family, taking in national parks, old railroads, and open pit mines. A favorite vacation spot was Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and the birthplace of his father in Kemmerer, Wyo. However, Ira was happiest when sitting beside his children at shul and celebrating

Shabbos meals with his wife and family. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Masons, and CPA society of NY/NJ. He was a past president of Ahavas Israel of Passaic and for the past 20 years belonged to Congregation Beth Tefillah of Paramus. Memorial donations can be made to Congregation Beth Tefillah of Paramus, Paramus Bat Sheva Hadassah, Knights of Pythias, and Congregation Ahavas Israel of Passaic.

 
 
 
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