Ira David Susswein, 85, of New Brunswick died Sept. 5, 2011. He was born in New Brunswick and grew up in Highland Park and Edison before returning to New Brunswick to spend the rest of his life.
Mr. Susswein was a partner and proprietor of Capitol Decorators in New Brunswick and East Brunswick, retiring in 2010.
He graduated from Highland Park High School and Rutgers University with a bachelor of science in business. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.
He was a lifelong member of Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth, where he served as honorary trustee as well as a past men’s club president.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly (Lagowitz); three sons, Philip of New York City, Jay of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Robert of Los Angeles; his daughter, Vicki Susswein of New Brunswick; and a granddaughter.
Services were held Sept. 6 at HPCT-CAE, where memorial contributions may be directed.