Bernard Krongel, 85, of West Orange died Dec. 17, 2013. He was born in Jersey City.
Mr. Krongel had designed cabinets and electronic consoles for Emerson in Jersey City and Electophonic Corp. of America in Brooklyn. He also designed furniture for a furniture and stair manufacturer and office supply company. He worked for Farmer Electric before he retired.
In high school he honed his skills in wood working and furniture design and won several prizes for his model cars. He played the tuba in the school band and was an Eagle Scout.
He attended the Newark College of Engineering’s Art and Design College, where he majored in industrial design. He continued his education at Pratt University in Brooklyn.
He created displays and signs for the Army’s Quartermasters Corps, which he served in while stationed in Germany during the Korean War.
He was associated with Jewish Vocational Service and social and cultural clubs in northern New Jersey.
He is survived by his sister, Judith Krongel; a niece, Joy Duskin; and two nephews, Jay and Sanford Duskin, and their children.
Services were held Dec. 20 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to B’nai B’rith.