Bea Usdin, 98, of Verona died April 17, 2018.
Mrs. Usdin volunteered as an aide, working with disabled children for over 20 years.
She served as president of the Essex County chapter of Brandeis Woman’s Organization for 30 years. Her fund-raising efforts through artists-in-residence, book sales, and ballet and opera outings raised many funds for the Brandeis University Library. She was honored with a luncheon for her years of service.
As a young woman she sang on Yiddish radio stations and later in life was a soloist with Shirainu, raising money for Israel.
Predeceased by her husband, Sam, and a granddaughter, Lisa Goldman, she is survived by her daughter, Carol (Sy) Lipper; her son, Dennis (Lauren); a sister, Mae Gorman; and two granddaughters.
Services were held April 20 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Barnabas Home Health and Hospice.