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Lifecycle: Obituaries

Gertrude Sokol

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Gertrude Sokol, 88, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Fair Lawn, died on August 11.

Born in New York, she was a Hunter College graduate and earned a master’s from William Paterson College. She worked at the Forum School in Paterson and was chairman of the child study team at Hackensack High School.

Predeceased by her husband, Jacob, she is survived by her children, Robert (Ann) of Fair Lawn, Renee Ferrentino (Gerald) of Basking Ridge, and Nadine Rinehart (Greg) of St. Louis; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made to the National Audubon Society. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

 
 

Sandra Rosenblum

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Sandra F. Rosenblum, neé Litman, 82, of Monroe Township, formerly of Newark, Bloomfield, and Boynton Beach, Fla., died on August 11.

Predeceased by her husband, David, and a daughter, Caryn Rosenberg, she is survived by a son, Steven (Riesha) of Fair Lawn; son-in-law, Steven Rosenberg of Robbinsville, and a grandson.

She graduated Weequahic High School in Newark and Montclair State University. She worked at Litman-Newark Memorials and Raiken Memorials in Newark and was a member of the Essex County chapter of Hadassah.

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

 
 

Millicent May

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Millicent Newman May of Englewood Cliffs, formerly of Scranton, Pa., died on August 13.

Before retiring, she was a microbacteriologist at Lederle Labs and Mount Sinai, and was a longtime member of Temple Emanu-El in Closter.

Predeceased by her husband, Harold, and a son, Andrew, she is survived by a daughter, Clarice May Jacobson (Steven), and two grandchildren.

Donations can be sent to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Arrangements were by Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, Paramus.

 
 

Harriet Schulman

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Harriet Schulman, 99, of Pompton Plains, formerly of Teaneck, died on August 12. Arrangements were by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn.

 
 

Anne Chirsan

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Anne Chirsan, neé Krupkin, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, died on August 7.

She was a member of Temple Emanu-El of Bayonne and the Bayonne Independent City Order.

Predeceased by her husband, Harry, and a son, David, she is survived by a daughter, Marly Levitt of Aberdeen.

Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels,
Fort Lee.

 
 

Seymour Samet

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Seymour Samet of Fort Lee, 94, died July 30.

Born in Newark, he was an Army World War II veteran.

He was the president of HR Facto Associates in Fort Lee and was a member of the JCRC of Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. He spent his professional life working for social and racial justice, beginning with opening and directing the American Jewish Committee’s Southeast office. For his leadership, the Seymour Samet Human Relations Library of Dade County was established as a professional resource center.

After the Civil Rights Law was passed in 1964, he went to Washington to help implement the Community Relations Service portion of that law. He then returned to the AJC as director of its National Domestic Affairs Department.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elaine, neé Rosenberg; daughters, Anita Samet Rechler (Matthew) and Roberta Samet; two grandsons, and one great-grandchild.

Donations can be sent to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Ala., or Learn, Serve International, Washington, DC. Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels in Fort Lee.

 
 

Marvin Petrower

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Marvin Petrower, 81, died August 3.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa; children, Evan (Darlene), Stacey Petrower, Adam Chea-Petrower, and Paula Petrower; and three grandchildren.

Contributions can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Arrangements were by Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack.

 
 

Thelma Sorscher

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Thelma Sorscher, neé Corn, 91, of Fort Lee, died August 2.

Born in Jersey City, she was a retired New York City school teacher.

Predeceased by her husband, Solomon, she is survived by a son, Philip of Fort Lee and Arizona.

Arrangements were by Eden Memorial Chapels in Fort Lee.

 
 
 
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