Mel Marech of Wanaque, formerly of Colonia, died July 31, 2015.
Mr. Marech was a history teacher and later assistant superintendent for the Newark Board of Education. Upon retiring, he opened MKD Associates, an accounting firm in Colonia, which he operated until 2013.
He was an active member of the Masons and held the highest post of worshipful master of Weequahic Oriental Lodge and the post of right worshipful grand chaplain for the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. He was an active member of Azure Masada Lodge No. 22, where he held the office of treasurer until 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Barbra; his son, Craig; and a sister, Naomi.
Services were held Aug. 2 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.