Julius “Jules” Hirsch, 85, of Montclair died on May 19, 2011.
Mr. Hirsch was employed as a jeweler for many years by Shimans MFG and Krementz Ind., both of Newark.
He came to the United States as a refugee in 1941, and three years later returned to France with the Third Army, where he was awarded, among other medals, the Infantry Combat Badge and the Purple Heart. He also served in the Headquarters of USFET in Germany.
He received the Distinguished Service Medal with PALM by the state of New Jersey.
He was a longtime member of Temple B’nai Zion, now Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield, and a member of Ozure Masada Lodge F&AM.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Francine; his son, Paul; and his brother, Ernest.
Services were held May 23 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.