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Services Were Held For Eugene Levin, 90

Eugene Levin of Livingston died on January 24. He was born in the Bronx, and lived for many years in West Orange. He owned and operated the Tremont Soda Shop and Scotland Cleaners in Orange.

Mr. Levin was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Japan during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth; his children, Sari (husband David), Craig (wifeWendy), and Abby (husband Wayne); and seven grandchildren.

The funeral was held at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 27.

Memorial donations may be made to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center.

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Services Were Held For Howie Kessler, 81

Howie Kessler died at home on Saturday, January 25.

A 50-year resident of Livingston, Mr. Kessler owned and operated Howard’s Auto Body Supply Company in North Bergen.

He was married to Bobby Kessler for 58 years; and was the father of Wendy Farbstein, Michael Kessler, and Debbie Kessler and the grandfather of four. Mr. Kessler is also survived by two sisters, his twin, Judy Feld, and Evelyn Telesnick.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Afuneral service was held at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 27, followed by burial at B’nai Abraham Memorial Park in Union.

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A Tremendous Loss to Livingston – And the End of an Era

A Livingston legend died last week, and with his death, an era has ended. Charlie Schilling, Livingston’s Fire Chief for 36 years, and a firefighter for 59 years, died last Tuesday at the age of 98.

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Lady Lancers Fall to Caldwell:

LADY LANCERS FALL TO CALDWELL

The Livingston High School girls’ varsity basketball team was defeated by the Caldwell Chiefs, 38-33, on Tuesday, January 21, in the LHS Fitness and Wellness Center. Shown here, Lancer forward Aliza Gelman, #14, protects the ball during a scoring drive against Caldwell. Don Schwartz Photo

 

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Albert A. Laub

Albert A. Laub, 99, of North Caldwell, died December 23, 2019. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston,NJ,DelrayBeach,FL,Boynton Beach, FL, North Caldwell, NJ, and Whippany, NJ, before moving to West Caldwell, NJ in 2019.

Mr. Laub was the owner of Economy Pest Control for ten years, retiring in 1982. Previously he was the owner of the Armory Tavern, a tavern and package goods store in Newark, NJ.

He was a veteran in the US Army Air Corps from 1943 through 1946. During his time in the service, he received the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, the American Service Medal, theAsiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a member of the Livingston Lodge of B’nai B’rith, Liberty Young Men’s Association, the NJ Pest Control Association, and was a past Commander of the DAV (Department ofArmyVeterans) Chapter 152 of Delray Beach, FL. He was also a Mason for many years.

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Chief Charles Schilling, 98

Chief Charles Schilling

Charles W. Schilling, 98, of Livingston, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Born in Livingston, New Jersey, to Henrietta and Charles J. Schilling, Charles served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II. A lifelong Livingston resident, Charles played football in high school, graduating in 1939.

He attended Officer’s Candidate School and attained the rank of First Lieutenant, commanding an ambulance company, and serving in five campaigns, including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe, and the Rhineland. He was awarded five major stars overseas for treating and evacuating casualties.

Following World War II, he resumed service with the Livingston Fire Department, ultimately serving as Chief for 35 years of his 77 years with theTownship of Livingston. He was instrumental in chartering the Livingston FirstAid Squad, clocking thousands of calls. He also served as an American Red Cross and CPR instructor.

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Freshmen Win:

FRESHMEN WIN

Livingston High School’s freshman boys’basketball team defeated the Verona Hillbillies, 55-26, at home in the Fitness and Wellness Center on Thursday, January, 23. Shown here, Lancer guard Jake Fersko powers through the Verona defense to score.

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Daniel S. Clarich

Daniel S. Clarich of West Orange died on January 28, 2020. He was born in New York and raised his family in Brooklyn before moving to Livingston.

Daniel married Eleanor (Small) Clarich, and recently celebrated 65 years together. They raised two children, Patti (Alan) Lowy and Jonathan Clarich.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jared (Heather) Lowy, Andrew (fiancé Sara Siegal) Lowy, Samantha (Steven) Mulichak, Jesse Clarich and two great grandchildren, Lance Lowy and Sutton Mulichak.

Dan was an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston for 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30, at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Cedar Park Cemetery in Westwood following the funeral.

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Operation Chill:

OPERATION CHILL

The Livingston Police Department is participating in 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill community service program. Begun in Philadelphia to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens, Operation Chill has expanded to hundreds of cities across the country. 7-Eleven works with local police and sheriff’s departments in donating free Slurpee drink coupons that can be distributed to youths. The reasons for receiving a coupon are varied and may include doing good deeds, committing acts of kindness, deterring crime, or observing safety rules. The Livingston Police Department recently rewarded the students who participate in Safety Patrol in the elementary schools. Another group that was given free Slurpees was the Hillside School Peer Mediators.

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Officer Sworn In:

OFFICER SWORN IN

Officer Savino Balducci was sworn into the Livingston Police Department at the Monday, January 27, regular meeting of the Township Council. Officer Balducci graduated from the police academy in November at the top of his class. A former U.S. Marine, he has received numerous accolades from both the Marines and from his time in the police academy. Shown here, Glenn Turletaub swears in Officer Balducci, as his fiancé holds the Bible. MI Photo

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