Elaine Ruth Merlis, 91, of Boca Raton, Fla., died May 30, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, she resided in Clifton for over 25 years.
Mrs. Merlis was a former world-traveler, homemaker, and senior leader of ORT. She also enjoyed playing mahjong and canasta.
Predeceased by her husband, Morris, in 1993, she is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Robert) Davidson of Montville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held June 2 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to FACES of NYU or Breast Cancer Research Foundation.