Arthur Daum, 88, of Hollywood, Calif., died Dec. 27, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to the Bronx and later to Nanuet, NY, before retiring to Boynton Beach, Fla., for 13 years and then spending four years in Fairfield.
Mr. Daum worked for the United Jewish Appeal of New York City, raising money for Jewish refugees from Europe and the State of Israel. He also was a successful salesman, starting with Breakstone and Tootsie Roll and eventually focusing on the car industry for more than 20 years.
He earned his bachelor of arts from New York University in 1949.
He was drafted into the Army Air Corps during World War II. He trained as a gunner as well as an airplane mechanic and communications operator.
He was an avid dancer and theater lover. While in New Jersey, he enjoyed attending senior functions at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange and Congregation Agudath Israel of Caldwell.
Predeceased in May 2011 by his wife of 50 years, Norma, he is survived by two sons, Michael of Washington, DC, and Todd of Los Angeles; his daughter, Fern Kumar of Fairfield; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 30 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to UJA of Greater MetroWest.