Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sandy's Funeral

The funeral was this afternoon at 12:30 at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Arneytown, New Jersey. It's near Six Flags Great Adventure off the Turnpike and was fairly easy to find, if ,like me, you look for the signs. Steven's mother was driving and not watching, so when I noticed the sign for the turnoff, we passed it and had to turn around and go back. Anyway, here's the obituary from the Star-Ledger today. The service was only a half an hour and was in the chapel at the cemetery. We did not go to sit Shiva with the family. Saw a lot of family that we barely ever see anymore. Sad to say, we will probably be going to more funerals (although with Steven's sister's kids, we have bris rituals, graduations, weddings, etc. to look forward to ad infinitum....But then, maybe that's saying too much as usual). Sandy will be missed. He was one of the more normal people in Steven's extended family...

Samuel N. Reiss

REISS Samuel N. Reiss Air Force veteran, 62 With deep sorrow the family of Samuel N. Reiss, 62, of Whiting, Crestwood 5, Manchester Township, formerly of Fair Lawn and Wayne, reports his passing on Monday, March 3, 2008. After attending school in Fair Lawn, Sam (also known as Sandy) enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1963. He served in Dover, Del., and in the Panama Canal Zone. After the service, he attended and graduated from Bloomfield College. His career included jobs in banking, insurance and sales. He is survived by his wife, the former Helene Kohn; his son, Jeremy of New York City and his partner, Arturo Tochtli Garcia, and Brett of Plainfield; his sister, Ella Reiss Urdang of Englewood, and many other family members and friends. A service will be held at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery at 350 Provinceline Rd., Wrightstown, at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood. A mourning period will be observed at the home of Mae Kohn. Donations to either the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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