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David Altholz

David Altholz of Brookline, Mass., died March 3, 2017. Born in Poland and a survivor of the Holocaust, he immigrated to the United States with his father in 1949 and settled in New York City. 

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Mr. Altholz returned to New York, where he met and married his wife Julia in 1953. They raised their family in South Orange and Maplewood before relocating to Brookline in 1997. 

He was involved with the interfaith community in New Jersey to promote mutual respect, understanding, and religious tolerance. 

He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Jessica; his son, Eric; and three grandchildren. 

Services were held March 5 with arrangements by Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sister Rose Thering Fund at Seton Hall University (advancement.shu.edu/support/sister-rose-thering-fund) or Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project (jfsofmetrowest.wufoo.com/forms/donate-to-jfs-syrian-refugee-humanitarian-project/).

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