Emilie M. Hammer (Rapel), 97, of West Orange died Aug. 22, 2015. Born in Berlin, she lived in Israel, Newark, West Orange, and Delray Beach, Fla., before moving to Whippany in 2005 and later to West Orange.
Mrs. Hammer was a bookkeeper for Green Hammer Metal Products, Inc., in Dover for many years, retiring 25 years ago.
As a teenager, she went to Palestine on the first ship from Germany with Henrietta Szold in 1933. She attended nursing school and became a baby nurse while in Israel.
Predeceased by her husband, Arnold, she is survived by two sons, Irwin (Lorraine) of Springfield and Lawrence (Susan) of West Orange; a sister, Leah Gelfand of Boca Raton, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 24 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Rd., Strasburg, PA 17579.