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Frank R. Hodes

Frank R. Hodes, 91, of Long Branch died Feb. 21, 2011. Born in Newark, he resided in Springfield from 1956 until 2010, when he moved to Long Branch.

Mr. Hodes operated his own independent insurance company for more than six decades.

He was a graduate of Newark College.

He was the founding president of the men’s club of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield and a member of the synagogue for more than 50 years.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran who was wounded on the French-German border, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He and his late wife were passengers on the Achille Lauro, the cruise ship that was hijacked in 1985.

Predeceased by his wife, Mildred Applebaum Hodes, in July 2006, he is survived by a son, Steven E. of Lincroft; his daughter, Carol A. Hodes of Old Bridge; a brother, George of River Vale; two sisters, Edith Rose and Viola Meskin, both of Maplewood; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 23 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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