Melvin (“Mel”) Stempler, 90, of Aventura, Fla., died July 29, 2019. Born in Newark, he had been a longtime resident of Livingston and spent many summers in Belmar and West Long Branch.
Mr. Stempler owned and operated Stempler’s Drapery and Carpeting, a family-owned business established by his father in 1910, with his brothers in Newark and Hillside.
He graduated from Weequahic High School in 1946 and was active in the Sunday morning group with his lifelong friends until his death.
He is survived by his wife of over 70 years, Sondra (Sunny); his son, Larry (Gina); his daughter, Cindy; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 1 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation.