Alice (Winters) Calman, 91, of Somerset died Jan. 4, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, she spent most of her youth in Brooklyn and lived in North Brunswick for almost 50 years.
Mrs. Calman worked for the ship building firm Gibbs & Cox during the war years, which supplied vessels to the U.S. Navy. She also studied dance with the renowned Martha Graham.
An active volunteer, Mrs. Calman was president of the Simcha chapter of B’nai B’rith Women, now Jewish Women International, and received the Woman of Valor Award for that position from the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County. She was a life member and life membership chairperson for the former Central New Jersey Jewish Home for the Aged in Somerset.
Mrs. Calman was a committed worker for the Democratic Political Party and, in the 1960s, was the first woman to run for Township Council in North Brunswick history. She held many positions within the party and was employed as a legislative aide.
Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Leonard, in 1998, she is survived by two daughters, Lois of Monroe and Sheila Holveck of Somerset; a son, Marshall of West Windsor; a sister, Isabel Dubroff of Brooklyn; a brother, Arnold Winters of Grass Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.
Services were held Jan. 6 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to The Foundations at the Wilf Campus, Somerset; The Kidney and Urology Foundation of America, New York City; Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick; or a charity of your choice.