Lillian Epstein Mangel, 96, of Bayonne died Jan. 16, 2015.
Mrs. Mangel graduated from Pace University, New York City. In 1942 she married Solomon Z. Mangel and both became active in volunteering in organizations to help better the lives of others. She trained as a nurse’s aide and volunteered during World War II at Passaic General Hospital.
A trustee on the board of Jewish Family Service of Hudson County, she helped JFS and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society with the resettlement of Russian, European, and Chinese immigrants, finding housing and job opportunities for them.
She was involved with Bayonne Jewish Community Center, continuing the Mangel Institute for Creative Thinking, a senior cultural arts program created by her husband that remains ongoing.
She was a past president and life member of Passaic Hadassah. She was also a trustee of Bayonne’s Temple Emanu-El.
Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Flo Ellen (Richard) Maslow of Millburn and Lake Worth, Fla., and Phyllis (Stuart) Fields of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Lawrence Batlan; four granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 18 with arrangements by Gutterman Bros. Funeral Directors, Jersey City. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Emanu-El or Bayonne Jewish Community Center.