Leonard Farber, 97, of Scotch Plains died Feb. 27, 2019. He was born in Passaic.
Mr. Farber was active in Linden’s business community as president of Farber Brothers Lumber and Building Supply Company for over 20 years.
He graduated from Linden High School and Rutgers University.
He was a founding member of Temple Mekor Chayim in Linden, and remained for the rest of his life an active member of the synagogue after it merged with Temple Beth El in Cranford to form Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford.
He served in the U.S. Army from January 1943 until April 1946. He was a member of the Black Panther Division (the 66th) and was deployed to France in Brittany and Marseilles.
Predeceased by his wife, Anne (Horne) in 2012, and a daughter, Florence Einhorn, last August, he is survived by two sons, Henry of Princeton and Fred of Falmouth, Maine; a daughter, Melissa Rosenbaum of Parsippany; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 1 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the General Fund at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford.