Helen Jean Hess, 92, of West Orange died Sept. 11, 2013. She was born in Yonkers, NY, and moved to West Orange in 1951.
Mrs. Hess worked for many years for the West Orange Board of Education as a school and departmental secretary. After her retirement, she worked for several years at Walter Bauman Jewelers.
She was a member of the Theater Development Fund, National Council of Jewish Women, the League of Women Voters, and Channel 13 public television. She was a regular attendee at NCJW’s “Pastry and Politics'” monthly discussion group and participated in St. Barnabas’ Healthy Bones exercise group.
Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Paul S., she is survived by her son, Peter (Sheree Galpert); her daughter, Peggy (Bruce) Lubman; and six grandchildren
A memorial service was held Oct. 6 at Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to Channel 13 public television.