Harry L. Wechsler, 84, of Woodland Park, formerly of Paramus, died Sept. 17, 2011. He was born in Bucharest, Romania.
After surviving child labor camps and the Nazis during World War II, in 1945 he enrolled at the University of Textile Engineering in Romania, and then attended the Sorbonne in Paris, studying math, physics, and chemistry. He graduated from the Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1952.
Soon after, he moved to Israel, working as a manager and owner of a spinning yarn company. He moved his family to Paramus after living a few years in Canada.
In 1979 he bought Custom Maid Brassieres and continued to work full time in the business until his death.
He travelled the world throughout his life and spoke nine languages.
He was an active member of Congregation B’nai Israel in Emerson for the past 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Hanna, whom he married in 1962; two daughters, Orit W. Kastner of Livingston and Dana Lee Wechsler; a sister, Evelyn Grunberg; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 21 with arrangements by Gutterman-Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack. Memorial contributions may be made to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Magen David Adom, or Congregation B’nai Israel.