Linda Sharon Levy Himmelstein, 71, of West Orange died Jan. 3, 2012. Born in Newark, she grew up in Hillside and West Orange.
Mrs. Himmelstein worked as an assistant to the late U.S. Rep. Paul Krebs (D-Dist. 12). She went on to become a sign language interpreter for the deaf, which was the highlight of her professional life.
She attended Boston University.
She is survived by her son, Jason Himmelstein of Boulder, Colo.; her daughter, Jamie Himmelstein of West Orange; and a brother, Richard Levy of Boston.
Services were held Jan. 5 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.