Irene Wallach (Chakansky), 101, of Cranford died May 6, 2011. She was born in Brooklyn and moved to Cranford in 2005.
Mrs. Wallach worked in a hospital in Queens as a switchboard operator and admissions clerk until the age of 73.
She was a ballroom dancer who danced at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City in the 1920s.
She is survived by two sons, Charles of Springfield and Gary of Florida; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held May 8 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.