Eleanor Barbara Stone (Shivak), 74, of Somerset died Oct. 5, 2011. She was born in the Bronx and lived in Queens, Virginia, and Maryland before moving to New Jersey in 1964. She lived in Highland Park from 1964 to 1969 and then in East Brunswick before moving to Somerset in 2005.
Mrs. Stone worked as a teacher in Virginia and Maryland. Later, she served as district office manager for U.S. Rep. Frank Thompson until 1980. She then became the district office manager for State Sen. William Hamilton. She was the founding executive director of government relations for the Association of Jewish Federations of New Jersey from the early 1980s until her retirement in 2000. She was also a founder of the League of Women Voters in East Brunswick.
She was a graduate of Queens College.
She was a member of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, Heather Stone of Tel Aviv and Gwen Hermann of Livingston; a brother, Barry Shivak of Stony Brook, NY; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 6 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick.