Adele Pressman

Adele Pressman

Adele Marcia Pressman (Krevsky), 99, of Cranford died Sept. 20, 2014. Born in New York City, she grew up in Elizabeth and moved to Rahway after World War II, residing there until her mid-90s. She then moved to Fanwood for five years and to Cranford last year.

A businesswoman, Mrs. Pressman was very knowledgeable about antiques, particularly collectables, glass, and jewelry. She began selling antiques at flea markets around New Jersey and later sold in antique shows around the state and in New York. She continued selling jewelry into her early 90s. 

She worked with her parents at their family business, Krevsky’s Department Store in Elizabeth Port, while going to school and helping to raise seven younger siblings. 

She was a 1932 graduate of Battin High School in Elizabeth, where she performed in several plays. 

She was a Red Cross volunteer in Elizabeth during World War II. 

In the 1960s, she studied braille, prepared many books in braille, and gave lectures on braille’s benefits. She performed in community theaters in Union and Middlesex counties. She took painting classes in the 1960s, and enjoyed painting for several years. 

A longtime member of Temple Beth Torah in Rahway, she was very active in the sisterhood for many years. 

Predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Harry, she is survived by two sons, James (Diane) of Clark and Martin (Donna) of Woodbridge, Conn.; two daughters, Nancy Pressman-Levy (Aryeh Levy) of Highland Park and Lisa Pressman (Jay Rosenblatt) of West Orange; a brother, Harold Krevsky of Cranford; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Services were held Sept. 22 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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