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Elaine Steisel

Elaine Reinfeld Bratter Steisel, 91, of Naples, Fla., died Jan. 23, 2014. Born in Newark, she moved to Miami Beach in 1949 and later to North Miami Beach and Plantation, Fla.

Mrs. Steisel was a Girl Scout district leader for many years while living in Miami Beach and later volunteered at a women’s health center near her home in Plantation.

She was known for her collection of hot dog items; her father’s family, the Reinfelds, had a meat and provisions business on Prince Street in Newark from 1890 until 1967.

She attended Kent Place School and was a graduate of Newark’s Weequahic High School in 1940.

She was married to Haskell Bratter in 1943 and divorced in 1966; she married Sidney Steisel in 1967.

Predeceased by Mr. Steisel in 1997, she is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Silver Marino of Naples and Robin Bratter of New York City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held in the spring.

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