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Greta W. Stanton

Greta W. Stanton, 92, of Skillman died May 18, 2011. She was born in Vienna and after immigrating to the United States in 1939 lived in New York City, Piscataway, Somerset, and Monroe Township before moving to Skillman in 2005.

From age 12 through Hitler’s annexation of Austria in 1938, her leisure-time activities revolved around a Jewish swim club, Hakoah, the subject of a 2005 documentary film Watermarks, in which she had a prominent role. Two years after arriving in New York she was able to bring her parents and maternal grandmother out of Austria, two days before they were scheduled to be deported to a “work camp” in Poland.

Dr. Stanton attended Hunter College and became a social worker, earning a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in 1946. She eventually became an assistant professor of social work at Hunter and, in 1971, became an associate professor of social work at Rutgers University, from which she retired in 1988 as professor emerita. She wrote numerous publications, among them the book Children of Separation (1994).

In 1963 she married Herbert G. Stanton and adopted his two children, Andrew and Priscilla.

In 2009 she published her memoirs, Still Alive in the Shadow of Shoah.

Predeceased by her husband, Herbert G., she is survived by her son and daughter and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held later in June at Stonebridge at Montgomery, Skillman.

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