Claire Hersh (Lavin), 93, of Teaneck died April 5, 2018. She was born in Orange, raised in East Orange, and lived in West Orange for 65 years. She also spent many winters in Delray Beach, Fla.
Mrs. Hersh was a homemaker and periodically helped her husband in their retail business.
While in her 50s, she and her husband both graduated with honors from college.
She was a member of the Jewish Center of West Orange (now B’nai Shalom) and Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David. She was a participant in many choruses and was an accomplished piano player. She was also an active member of the Shifrin Family Circle.
Predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, David, and her companion in her later years, Newton Rothman, she is survived by two daughters, Susan (David) Raviv of Springfield and Barbara (Neal) Yaros of Teaneck; her son, Kenneth (Leah) of Providence, R.I.; her brother, Marshall Lavin of Floral Park, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services were held April 8 with arrangements by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.