Mervin L. Binder, 90, of West Orange died March 20, 2014. He was born in Newark.
Dr. Binder, who was responsible for delivering over 10,000 babies in the Essex County area, was a former OB-GYN chief at Newark Beth Israel Hospital and an active staff member of St. Barnabas Medical Center.
He graduated from West Orange High School and attended Seton Hall University and University of Illinois. He graduated from Marquette Medical School and was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity. He interned at Fordham Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, and served his residency at Beth Israel.
He was a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received the Golden Merit Award in 1998 from the Medical Society of New Jersey for completing 50 years of distinguished medical practice.
He was a private in the Army during World War II and a Captain in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, for over 50 years, and a member of Maplewood Country Club for over 35 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie (Bubbles Brams); two sons, Michael (Joan Allen) of Randolph Center, Vt., and William (Anne Noel) of Providence, RI; his daughter, Barbara Binder (David Katzen) of Providence; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held March 27 with arrangements by Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, Kearny.