Joseph Blumert, 91, of Morris Plains died July 5, 2015.
Mr. Blumert was retired from the New York City Board of Education as a schoolteacher since 1989. He had started a reading program, of which he became the coordinator, for the school system, after teaching English and reading for a number of years.
He held master’s degrees in English Drama and special education.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons, Joshua (Lisa) of Chatham and Stephen (Judy) of Staten Island; and four grandchildren.
Services were held July 7 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Dover.