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Doris Beck

Doris Beck
Doris Beck

Doris Beck, 91, of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Livingston, New Jersey, passed peacefully on July 12, 2020.

A private funeral will be held on Thursday, July 16, at the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston.

Doris Beck was Mayor of Livingston in 1975 and 1978, and also served as Councilwoman from 1974 to 1982. She was the first woman to serve as mayor in any Essex County municipality.

Mrs. Beck was a trustee for Saint Barnabas Medical Center from 1977 to 2004 and a trustee of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System from 1996 to 2007. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Orange Savings Bank. She was President of the New Jersey State Library. She was President of the League of Women Voters of Livingston, and Vice President of the New Jersey State League of Women Voters. She was on the Arbitration Board of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Services Were Held For Susan Flax Hein

Susan Flax Hein, 81, of Livingston, died on July 9.

Mrs. Hein was born in Newark to Dr. Ira and Gussie Flax. She graduated from Weequahic High School and the University of Vermont, where she also obtained a master’s of science degree in microbiology.

Mrs. Hein raised her family in Short Hills and was the office manager for Eye Clinic PA in Newark, her husband’s ophthalmology practice.

Active in community affairs, she was a president of the Suburban Chapter of the Deborah Heart and Lung Association and volunteered at St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter and the Pet Therapy Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Herbert F. Hein, Mrs. Hein is survived by her sister, Sondra Hollander of Dallas, Texas; her daughter, Stacey and her husband, Dr. David Gross, of Elizabeth; her son, Steven and his wife, Kimberly, of Short Hills; and three grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on July 10.

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Services Were Private For William LeFrancis

William J. LeFrancis, 87, died on July 10 at his home in Livingston. Mr. LeFrancis was born in Mont

Mr. LeFrancis was born in Montclair to Louis C. LeFrancis Sr. and Bridget (Masterson) LeFrancis.

During the Korean War, he enlisted in the Navy and served from 1952 to 1956 on the USS Intrepid. He then had a 25-year career with the Newark Police Department, retiring as Detective Sergeant in 1986.

Mr. LeFrancis received many awards and was a member of numerous organizations including the Fraternal Order of Police, the Police Honor Legion, the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Emerald Society.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Michelle LeFrancis Fox and Jeannine LeFrancis, and his siblings, Maureen LeFrancis Madden, Louis C. LeFrancis Jr., Bernadette LeFrancis Peslak and Dorothy LeFrancis Callahan.

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Hold Life Celebration For David Ira Szerlip

David Ira Szerlip, 73, of Livingston, died at his daughter’s home on July 9 after a battle with lung cancer.

Born to Lillian (née Linett) and Herbert Szerlip, Mr. Szerlip was raised in Millburn and graduated from Millburn High School. After graduating from the University of Miami, he joined his father’s insurance agency, Szerlip & Company.

In 1994, he opened David Szerlip & Associates in Berkeley Heights. He later sold the company and returned to the family business.

Mr. Szerlip is survived by his wife, Kathleen Y. (née Gorton) Szerlip; his daughter, Kathleen (Brian) Edelman; his two grandchildren; his brother, Robert; and his sister-in-law, Rayni. A celebration of his life will be held

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 18 at 4 p.m. outdoors at his daughter’s home at 46 Wynnewood Drive in Livingston, abiding by social distancing standards.

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Antoinette Guidice Dies at Home at 94

Antoinette Guidice of Livingston, died at home on Friday, July 10. Mrs. Guidice was born to Michele and Maria (Libretti) Cammarano in Sassano, Salerno, Italy, near Naples, and came to America in 1939.

She grew up in Newark and attended school there, learning English and American culture and attaining her U.S. citizenship.

She married John Guidice in 1951 and they lived in North Arlington before moving to Livingston in 1960.

Mrs. Guidice worked at the Roma Restaurant, which her father owned, and later was a cocktail waitress at The Manor, where her husband served as Maitre’d.

Predeceased by her husband and her brother, John Cammarano, she was the mother of Frank (Karen), and Michael and Gina Guidice; the grandmother of six; and the greatgrandmother of five.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Services Were Held For Robert Bitton

Robert Bitton, formerly of Livingston, died after a short battle with brain cancer, at home in Naples, Florida, on July 9. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Bitton was born at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark to Sydney and Bertha (Rabkin) Bitton. He graduated from Hillside High School in 1956 and from Rutgers University in 1960.

Mr. Bitton is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rhoda (Heiber); his sister, Maxine (née Bitton) Paris; his son, David (Meg) Bitton of Tenafly; his daughters, Michele Bitton of San Francisco, California, and Susan (David) Erdreich of Berkeley Heights; and four grandchildren.

He was CEO of Supreme Security Systems, Inc., a company his father started in 1929.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, July 12, at King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton. The family suggests that those who wish to remember Mr. Bitton may make a donation to the charity of their choice.

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Services Were Held For Ruth Ferdinand

Ruth Ferdinand of Howell, formerly of Maplewood and Livingston, died on June 26.

Predeceased in 1998 by her husband, Gerald, Mrs. Ferdinand is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Patty) of Manalapan, Lane (Barbara) of Livingston, and Shelly (Ron) of Cranford; six step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and her niece and nephew, Margaret Poper and Donald Poper.

Services were held June 28 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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Hans Joachim Conrads

Hans Joachim Conrads of Livingston was born April 14, 1933, and passed away on Monday, June 29.

Born in Newark, he had lived in Livingston for 46 years. He was a member of the Livingston Old Guard.

Mr. Conrads was predeceased by his parents, Heinrich (Henry) Conrads and Martha (Kaiser) Conrads.

He is survived by his wife, Herta (Graff), to whom he was married for 61 years; his sons, Peter P. Conrads of Ohio and Mark David Conrads of Cedar Knolls; his grandchildren,Amanda, Mark Jr., Samantha, and Christina; his sister, Esther (Conrads) and her husband, James Darbyshire; and cousins and other family in Leipzig, Germany.

Mr. Conrads served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1956, and his favorite hymn was the Navy Hymn:

Eternal Father, strong to save

Whose arm hath boundfor the restless wave

Who bidst the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep

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William Carnivale

William Carnivale, 94, formerly of Livingston, N.J., passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Born October 12, 1925, in Union, N.J., William Carnivale spent much of his life in Livingston, N.J. After serving as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II, William went on to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York University’s Schools of Commerce and Business.

William married his beloved wife, Marion, on November 21, 1948, and in 1954 they moved to Livingston to raise their family.

After holding various financial management positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries (including Controller for Ciba, Wilkinson Sword, Yardley, and Mennen), William went on to own and operate the New Town Pub in West Orange - where he was known as “Mr. Bill” - until he retired in 1997.

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Bradley Adam Weinberg

Bradley Adam Weinberg

Bradley Adam Weinberg, 62, passed away on June 28, 2020, 21 months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a fatal brain cancer.

He was born December20, 1957, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the late Harold N. Weinberg and Sondra (Savadkin) Weinberg. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dr. Betty Routledge; his loving sons, Barry, Samuel (Friedrich Conrad), and Matthew; his sister, Jamie Andree (Bob Andree); and his many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws and “out-laws”.

Brad was a graduate of Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, and attended Amherst College, where he studied philosophy and neuroscience. After Amherst, he attended New York University School of Medicine, where he met the love of his life, Betty Routledge.

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