Harry Zalewitz, 94, of Monroe Township died Oct. 6, 2015. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, he resided in Verona before moving to Monroe 31 years ago.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Zalewitz was self-employed as a meat broker in Verona for many years.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II from 1941 to 1945.
He was a congregant and past board member of East Brunswick Jewish Center. He was very active in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and honored several times by Israel Bonds and Jewish Federation. He was an active volunteer for the Middlesex County Meals on Wheels. He served as past president of the Jewish Community Center of Verona; was a lifetime board member of Jewish Federation of Middlesex County (now Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ); and past vice president of Beit Shalom, Monroe Township.
Predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Linda Zalewitz, in 2014, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Thelma Bookbinder Zalewitz; his son, Steven of Monroe; two daughters, Anita (Barry) Frank of Livingston and Linda Korman-Spiegel (Phil Spiegel) of Monroe; a sister, Pauline Wexler of Riverdale, NY; seven grandchildren; two step-grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 8 with arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to East Brunswick Jewish Center or Jewish Federation (jewishfederations.org).