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Franklin Hannoch, founder of UJA concert
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Franklin Hannoch, founder of UJA concert

Franklin Francis Hannoch
Franklin Francis Hannoch

Franklin Francis Hannoch Jr. of Key Largo, Fla., and Livingston died May 24, 2015. Born in Newark, he moved to South Orange at a very young age.

Mr. Hannoch had a successful business career as a real estate appraiser and counselor. He was a member of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, a professional society to which membership was invitation-only; he served as the national chair in 1994 and was a founding member of the New Jersey chapter. He was also a member of American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and served as president of the NJ chapter.

He graduated in 1945 from Columbia High School in Maplewood, where he was a member of the record-holding track team and president of the Victory Corps, the wartime student government. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, where he was also manager of the varsity football team for three years and president of the Economic Honor Society and his fraternity.

He joined the U.S. Navy before attending college.

Involved with numerous community, social, religious, and philanthropic organizations, for several years he was president of the Family Service and Child Guidance Center of the Oranges and Maplewood. He was a board member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and served as president of Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, for four years. He was a supporter of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and one of 10 couples who served as founding UJA Benefit Concert Foundation benefactors in support of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater MetroWest NJ; they were all honored at the 18th annual concert held May 17 at NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark. 

“Frank was a great member of our Jewish community,” said Max Kleinman, retired CEO/executive vice president of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. “My deepest condolences to Anita and the entire family.”

He is survived by his wife, Anita (Goldman); his daughter, Nancy (Monte) Berger; his son, James (Kathleen); and three grandchildren, Carolyn and Andrew Hannoch and Allyson Berger. 

Services were held May 27 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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