A. Avram Apter

A. Avram Apter

A. Avram “Sonny” Apter, 81, of West Orange died Feb. 3, 2013. He was born and raised in Newark.

A longtime member of the NJ State Funeral Directors Association, Mr. Apter was a retired funeral director. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Services in New York City. After his retirement, he returned to school and earned a certificate in paralegal studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Leone); four daughters, Natalie Moran, Angela Ferrara, Abra Lee, and Danielle Apter; a sister, Camille Dattero; a brother, Donald Pappalardo; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 5 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to casaofnj.org or Daughters of Israel, West Orange.

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