Nancy Judith Salen (Bell), 80 years old, of Haworth, NJ, passed away on November 9, 2019, at Hackensack University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus, NJ. Burial will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery in Emerson, NJ. Nancy Judith Salen was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Bee and Joseph Bell on May 19, 1939. She grew up in Ardentown in Wilmington, DE.
She received an undergraduate degree in English at Antioch College, and an MSW at University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. She later returned to graduate school for a second master's in teaching English as a Second Language. Nancy was married to Dr. Gerald Salen on June 30, 1963, in Philadelphia, by her uncle, Rabbi Louis Parris. In addition to her husband Gerald, she is survived by her children Philip (Michiyo), Louis (Maria), Jennifer (Yuanjun Tang), and Ruth (Jeroen Smits), and grandchildren Aaron, Isabelle, Vicki, Arabella, and Emily Bell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Jewish World Service or The Antioch Review.