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Arlene Simon

Arlene May Simon (Krasnor) of Guttenberg died July 11, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, she lived in Drexel Hill and Broomall, Pa.; and Westfield from 1964 until 1981, when she moved to Guttenberg.

Mrs. Simon had been a schoolteacher in the Westfield school system, assistant to the director of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from 1979 to 1991, and comptroller of American Corporate Services of New York City, a company owned by her husband, Sanford, from 1992 to 2003. She also held a real estate license and managed properties at The Galaxy Condominium Complex in Guttenberg.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English at the age of 20 and, a year later, from Columbia University, New York City, with a MEd.

She was past president of ORT in Broomall, Pa.; National Council of Jewish Women in Westfield; The Penn Club of Northern New Jersey; and the Galaxy Women’s Investment Club. While in Westfield she was honored for her work for NCJW on behalf of disadvantaged children at a White House luncheon hosted by Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson. She was also a certified scuba-diver.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, her son, Mike (Karen); her daughter, Sharon Rebecca (Steve) Katz; a brother, Robert Krasnor; six grandchildren; and her aide, Miriam Osekre.

Services were held July 14 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.

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