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Lifecycle: Obituaries

Bertha Levy

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Bertha Levy, neé Schienowitz, 92, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Sarasota, Fla., and Fair Lawn, died on June 12.

Before retirement, she was a bookkeeper for companies in the Fair Lawn area. She was a former member of Congregation B’nai Israel of Fair Lawn and its sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, David, children, Richard (Cornelia), Larry (Maureen), both of Florida, and Debra Pinkas (Ivan) of Wayne; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Fund. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.


Susan Kalin

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Susan H. Kalin, neé Friend, 65, of Fair Lawn died on June 27.

She graduated from William Paterson College and earned a master’s from Jersey City State University. Before retiring, she worked for the Clifton and Fair Lawn boards of education.

She is survived by her fiancée, Elliot Fischer, her children Stacy Kalin and Marc (Nicole); siblings, Laurie Kemp (Peter) and Richard Friend, and nephews.

Donations can be sent to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Arrangements were by Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, Paramus.


Sara Segal

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Sara B. Segal, 35, of Fair Lawn died on June 25.

A University of Cincinnati graduate, she was a customer service representative for Lonza America, Inc., in Allendale.

Predeceased by her grandfather, Frederick Feldman, she is survived by her mother, Deborah Segal, and grandmother, Shirley Feldman, both of Fair Lawn; an uncle, David Feldman (Norma) of Cypress, Texas, and a cousin, Jacob.

Donations can be made to the Seeing Eye of Morristown. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.


Kenneth Siskind

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Kenneth I. Siskind, 67, of Fair Lawn died on June 24. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

Dr. Gerhard Lang

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Dr. Gerhard Lang, 89, of Fair Lawn, formerly of Elmwood Park and New York City, died on June 26.

A Holocaust survivor, he came to America in 1941. He graduated from City College of New York and earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He taught graduate and undergraduate classes at Montclair State University for over 40 years and had a private practice in Fair Lawn. He was a longtime member of Fair Lawn Jewish Center where he sang in the choir and assisted with the children’s’ choir. He was also a member of the American Psychological Association.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Adell, neé Epstein, children, Kenneth (Paula) of Wayne, and Dr. Judith Helene Knutsen (Kirk) of Lyndhurst, and four grandchildren.

Donations can be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.


Jeanette Grunstein

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Jeanette Grunstein, neé Simson, 101, died on June 17.

Born in New York, she was a graduate of the NYS School of Journalism. She was a member and benefactor to many Jewish and women’s groups.

Predeceased by her husband of 68 years, William, she is survived by her children, Joan Adler (Jerry), and Michael (Micki); three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be sent to the Grunstein-Liberman Fund at Temple Emeth, Teaneck, or a charity of choice. Arrangements were by Gutterman-Musicant Funeral Directors, Hackensack.


Frances Gold

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Frances Gold, 93, of Fair Lawn died on June 25.

Services and burial were in Hollywood, Fla. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel,
Fair Lawn.


Sol Goldberg

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Sol Goldberg of 54 Buff Lane, Hillsdale, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, at the age of 88. He was residing in Israel at the time and was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Leila, his adoring children, Judy, Alan and Randey, his seven cherished grandchildren, and two precious great-grandsons.

Sol was born and raised in West New York, N.J. He served in the U.S. Navy in 1944-45 in the South Pacific. He graduated from N.J. Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and earned a Masters Degree as a Systems Analyst at Steven’s Institute of Technology. He worked for many years for ITT and traveled to Europe for business on many occasions.

His many interests extended from science and technology to philosophy, political and religious thought and spirituality. He was a charming, warm hearted man, admired and loved by everyone who knew him. His engaging smile and endearing presence will be missed so terribly by all those whose lives he touched.

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