Howard S. Ruben, 81, of Monroe Township died Dec. 21, 2013. A native of Asbury Park, he resided there and East Brunswick before moving to Monroe in 2008.
Prior to his retirement in 1993, Mr. Ruben was a teacher in the Howell public school system for two decades.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict.
Predeceased by his wife, Heidi Kodak Ruben, in 1990, he is survived by his special friend, Lynda Gordimer of Monroe; a brother, Milton; and two nieces, Robyn and Cheryl.
Services were held Dec. 24 with arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick.