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Private Services Held For Alan Harris, 94

Alan Harris of Hackettstown, formerly of Livingston, died July 4 at the age of 94. Born in East Orange, Mr. Harris had lived in Livingston, Bernardsville, and Basking Ridge before moving to Hackettstown in 2005. He was graduated from East Orange High School in 1941 and initially worked for the California Texas Oil Company in New York City. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in World War II as a staff sergeant with VMSB 331, 4th Marine Air Wing, in the South Central Pacific Theater. He was discharged in 1945. In 1948, he married Jean Taylor, who predeceased him in 2003 after 55 years of marriage. He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in many sales roles, retiring as a regional manager of wholesale account commercial sales in 1983. Mr.

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James F. Waters Dies in Georgia

James F. Waters of Powder Springs, Georgia, formerly of Livingston, died Wednesday, June 27, at the age of 78. Mr. Waters, a 1957 graduate of Livingston High School, had lived in New Jersey for 59 years, also residing in Newark and Chester. He served for three years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant and retired from Jersey Central Power and Light after 34 years of service. Mr. Waters is survived by his wife, Dawn E. Waters, and three children, Debbie Lashure of Winters, California; Donna VanWeeren of Clinton; James W. Waters of Powder Springs, Georgia; his sister, Maureen Koba of Rockaway; and fi ve grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

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Burton Danziger Succumbs at 95

Burton Kaufman Danziger, 95, died on June 20. Born in Newark and raised in Elizabeth, he lived in Livingston for 40 years before moving to Roseland 12 years ago. A veteran of the US Navy during World War II, he attended Ohio State University and graduated from New York University. He was the husband of Barbara for 67 years, the father of Susan Livesey and Marjorie Blacker, and the grandfather of six. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the United Jewish Appeal.

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Linda Herman Ross

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Herman Ross, an extraordinary mother, grandmother, and friend. Linda, age 71, passed on July 4, 2018. While her most cherished roles were as a mother and grandmother, she also took great joy in spending time with her friends, including her customers at Just A Dream, supporting charitable causes, and traveling with her family. Linda, a woman with an enormous heart and passion for life, is survived by her children, Jennifer Ross, and David and Deborah Ross; and her grandchildren, Bennett and Carter Ross. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Barry Ross; her parents, Joseph and Carol Herman; her sisters, Sandy and Brenda Herman; and her brother David Herman. The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Services Held For Holocaust Survivor

Ruth Salamon-Abramsky, 89, a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, and five slave labor camps, died on June 14. Mrs. Abramsky was a co-plaintiff in the 2015 trial of former SS guard Oskar Groning, known as the “Accountant of Auschwitz.” Her three siblings and her mother were murdered at Auschwitz. Liberated in 1945 at age 16, Mrs. Abramsky came to the U.S. and settled in Newark. She moved to Livingston in 1969 and served as an office manager for Ketcham and McDougall. Predeceased by her husband, Jack, she is survived by two sons, Larry and Philip; her daughter-in-law, Kathy; and two grandchildren. Services were held on June 15. Memorial contributions may be made to the NACOEJ (North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry) or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

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Graveside Services Held For Edward Scherer, 89

Edward Scherer of Apollo Beach, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died June 27. He was 89 years old. Graveside services were held at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, on Sunday, July 1, with arrangements by the Menorah Chapels, Union. Mr. Scherer had lived in Livingston and Springfield before moving to Florida. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Arlene; his son, Hal; and his sister, Marilyn Brooks. He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Geri; his daughter, Sheri Grunwerg (Steven); his sister, Sheila Krell; and two grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. The family has noted that memorial contributions may be made to the Joshua Harr Shane Foundation, 5 Hidden Springs Lane, East Windsor, NJ 08520.

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Funeral This Friday For Mario Del Gaudio

Mario Del Gaudio, 86, of Springfield, Missouri, a former longtime Livingston resident, died Saturday, June 30. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Ippolito-Dancy Memorial in Caldwell. The funeral will be held at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Livingston, on Friday, July 6, at 11:30 a.m., followed by the entombment at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, East Hanover. Born in Lucera, Italy, on January 29, 1932, Mr. Del Gaudio came to the U.S. in 1956, and in 1958 married Ida Panzano Del Gaudio, who died in 1991. He owned homes in Lake Parsippany, Verona, Orange, Livingston, and West Orange. He moved to Springfi eld 14 years ago, where he had a companion, Pina Waring. Before retiring in his mid-60s, he was a bricklayer with the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasters Union Local 13, Newark. Mr.

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Funeral Mass Offered For Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett, 74, died in his Livingston home on Wednesday, June 20. Visitation was held Friday, June 22, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass was offered Saturday, June 23, at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Livingston, with interment following at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison. Born in Somerset, Pennsylvania, Mr. Bennett grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and raised his family in Huntington Station, New York. He lived there for 40 years before moving to New Jersey. He was a graduate of Brooklyn College, where he was a member of ZBT fraternity. He worked as a school psychologist for the Commack school district for 38 years. He also had a private practice in Plainview, New York, for over 30 years. Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shirley; his children, Kathryn Bennett (Andrew Zoltan) and Julie Bennett (Alexis Rathborne); and two grandchildren.

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Graveside Services Held for Nena Spirt

Nena Spirt, 80, a long-time Livingston resident, died Tuesday, June 19, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. A graveside service was held on Monday, June 25, at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Mrs. Spirt grew up in Manila, the Philippines, before immigrating to the U.S. She was married to Nathan Spirt until his death in 2009. She was a research biochemist for Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley. She is survived by her daughters, Melissa and her husband, David, and Melinda and her husband, Scott, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the New Jersey Sharing Network, 691 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974.

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Funeral Service Held For Jonah Eisenstark

Jonah Eric Eisenstark of West Orange, a former Livingston resident and United States Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, died Thursday, June 14. He was 39 years old. A funeral service was held Monday, June 18, at the Bernheim-Apter- Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel in Livingston. Burial followed at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. Born in Summit, Mr. Eisenstark was a Livingston High School graduate and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He joined the U.S. Marines and served in the Iraq War. After his discharge from the Marines, he was a customer service representative with Verizon in its Livingston headquarters. Mr. Eisenstark is survived by his parents, Jacob and Blanche (Greenstein) Eisenstark; his sisters, Julie and Nicole Eisenstark; and his companion, Ace. The family has suggested that donations in his memory may be made to Homes for Veterans, 105 Highland Avenue, Harrington Park, NJ 07640, homesforveterans.us.

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