Leonard Eber, 87, of Hillsborough died Nov. 19, 2010. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and had been a longtime West Orange resident who also spent winters in Tampa, Fla.
Mr. Eber began his career in 1946 as a chemical engineer for General Electric, earning numerous patents in various categories of plastic polymers. He retired in 1990.
He graduated in 1944 with a BS in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
He served in the Army in the Pacific theater during World War II.
He was a longtime member of the Plastics Pioneers and the Nittany Lion Club of Penn State, and was a generous donor and lifelong member of the Paper Mill Playhouse of Millburn. He was one of the founding members of the Jewish Center of West Orange, now B’nai Shalom. He was also involved in many philanthropic endeavors benefiting the arts and was active in his community.
Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Roslyn Kantor Eber, in 2000, he is survived by three daughters, Sandra Eber Noble of Brooklyn, Bethann Eber Moran of Hillsborough, and Cindy Eber Lazarus of Fanwood; his son, Dale Richard Eber of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; a brother, Robert of Massillon, Ohio; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 22 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.