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Harvey Schiffer

Harvey Schiffer, 85, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died March 17, 2012. Born in the Bronx, he was a longtime resident of Plainfield and Watchung before retiring to Palm Beach Gardens.

Mr. Schiffer was a founding sportswriter for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and later was president of The Wearever Shirt Company.

An early member of Temple Beth El in Plainfield, and subsequently Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains, he was a lifelong supporter of the JCC of Plainfield and later the JCC of Central NJ, Scotch Plains. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; his son, Mark of New York City; his daughter, Joan Levinson of Fanwood; and five grandchildren.

Services were held March 21 with arrangements by Higgins Homes for Funerals.

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