Gwen S. Kurry

Gwen S. Kurry

Gwen S. Kurry (St. Lifer), 94, of Neptune died Aug. 22, 2010. She was born in Perth Amboy.

Mrs. Kurry taught high school in Perth Amboy. She graduated with honors from Douglass College, New Brunswick, in 1936 with a degree in education.

She was an active supporting lifelong member of Hadassah and president of the Hillside Library for over 20 years. She was Douglas alumni president for the class of 1936 and served in an executive capacity for many civic and charitable institutions. She was the longtime editor in chief of the B’nai Israel synagogue bulletin and newsletter, past sisterhood president, and a temple board member.

Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Oscar, she is survived by her son, William of Little Silver; her brother, Herbert St. Lifer of Mamaroneck, NY; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 24 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapel, Ocean. Memorial contributions may be made to

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