Abraham "Abe" Haber, 97, of Hillside, NJ, passed away peacefully on November 26, surrounded by loved ones.
A member of the Greatest Generation, Abe was born in Newark and grew up in Belleville, NJ. He proudly served his country in WWII as a sailor on the battleship IOWA. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945 he attended Rutgers Business School, where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration in just 3 years. After passing the CPA exam in 1951, he became a partner with the accounting firm of Lieberman Brothers Drossman & Albert. In 1953 he married Julyette (nee Felder); she predeceased him in 2008 after 55 years of marriage.
Abe was very community-minded, serving on the Hillside Library Board for almost two decades and then as its President. The local B'Nai Brith lodge and Probus chapter also benefited from his involvement, and he served as B'Nai Brith President in 1994-95. He and his family dedicated many hours to their synagogue, Temple Shomrei Torah (Hillside) and were honored as Family of the Year in 1973.
Abe is survived by a daughter Fern Friedman of Boyton Beach; FL and two sons, Manny (Shari) of Upper Saddle River, NJ, and Scott (Gail) of Lake Worth, FL; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, November 29 at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, W-150 Rte 4 East, Paramus, NJ. Donations may be made in Abe's honor to the NJ Veterans Affairs Healthcare Network