Ruth Helderman (Kaplan), 88, of Union died Oct. 23, 2012. Born in the Bronx, she had resided in Union since 1975.
Mrs. Helderman was employed as an interior designer at Schultz & Burley, Short Hills, before working in real estate sales for many years at Phyllis Grill, Short Hills. She was also active in Hadassah of Livingston.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Gilley of Oklahoma City and Denise Helderman of Union; her son, Paul of Livingston; a brother, Harold Kaplan of Minneapolis; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 24 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Israel, 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052.