Karen Deene Gutterman (Gross), 72, of Scotch Plains died Feb. 4, 2017. Born in Memphis, Tenn., she grew up in New York City and moved to Scotch Plains in 1975.
Mrs. Gutterman taught in the New York City public schools for several years. She also briefly acted in the theater under the stage name Karen Deene, and maintained her Screen Actors Guild membership.
She graduated from Hunter College with a degree in French.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert; two sons, Roy (Lucy) of Syracuse, N.Y., and Jeff (Gina) of Scotch Plains; and a grandson.
Services were held Feb. 12 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.