Jane Wallerstein

Jane Wallerstein

Jane Wallerstein, 101, of West Orange died Sept. 17, 2018. She was born in Newark. 

Mrs. Wallerstein worked briefly after the Second World War as a journalist. She also worked on sociological research and later became a publicist for a number of non-profits, including the Wayne School District, Jewish Family Service, American Red Cross, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

She graduated from Wellesley College in 1938, and earned an M.A. in sociology from The New School.

She was president of the Fuld Neighborhood House in Newark and chairwoman of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue of Essex County.

She published a number of books, including “Voices from the Paterson Silk Mills,” an oral history of a famous strike in the textile industry in Paterson.

She continued to play piano and was an avid reader until the day she died.

Predeceased by her husband, Bernard, and a grandchild, Pablo Manonellas Wallerstein in 2001, she is survived by her son, Stephen; her daughter, Peggy Kurtz; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sept. 20 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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