Leonard A. Glaser, 87, of West Orange and Sarasota, Fla., died May 30, 2019. He was born in Jersey City.
Mr. Glaser worked in the family retail furniture business, eventually opening his own store in Freehold. He later worked in industrial real estate until his retirement.
He graduated from Brown University in 1953, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the wrestling team, and ROTC.
He entered Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., and specialized in naval communications. After several brief assignments, he was reassigned to the USS Northampton, where he served as a signal officer and then promoted to lieutenant. Eventually, he became the radio officer and admiral’s communication aide.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helene (Nathan); three daughters, Robyn (Bruce) Glazer of Boynton Beach, Fla., Caryn (Barry) Cohen of Marblehead, Mass., and June (Michael) Schechner of Short Hills; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held June 2 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to The Friendship Circle/Lifetown at fcnj.com.