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Ann Zar Taub

Ann Zar Taub, 87, of New Brunswick died June 30, 2017. She was a lifelong New Brunswick-area resident.

Licensed by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy, Mrs. Taub began to practice pharmacy at Hoglan’s Pharmacy in New Brunswick. She and her late husband, Arthur, opened Taub Pharmacy in East Brunswick in 1956 and worked together before selling the business in 1974. She continued her career at Rutgers University in 1974 as a pharmacist with the Student Health Service, retiring in 2007.

She graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1947 and earned her bachelor of science from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1951.

She served numerous terms as the president of the Middlesex County Pharmaceutical Association and, from 1992 to 1994, as president of the NJ Pharmaceutical Association. She also served in the mid-1990s as the president of the Rutgers College of Pharmacy Alumni Association; she was also a Rutgers University Silver Knight.

A lifelong member of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, and its sisterhood, she was also a religious school teacher, chair of the High Holy Day Seating Committee, and member of the board of trustees for many terms. She and her husband were appointed Life Time Trustees and received the Crowns of Torah Award, the congregation’s highest honor, for their years of service to the Jewish community.

Predeceased by her husband of almost 60 years in 2010, she is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Taub (Steven) Ames; two sons, Rabbi Joshua S. (Debbie) and Arden J. (Amy); a brother, Alan Nathan Zar; and five granddaughters. 

Services were held July 2 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick.

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