Moe Laufer of Springfield died June 22, 2013. Born in Lemberg, Poland, he had also lived in Israel, Newark, and Hillside.
Mr. Laufer owned the Terminal Seafood Restaurant in Irvington for over 10 years. After retiring, he worked for 15 years as a crossing guard in Springfield.
He hid in forests during World War II with partisans. After the war he moved to a displaced persons camp in Heidenheim, Germany, where he met his future wife, Zenia (nee Widucki). Together they emigrated to Haifa, Israel. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces in the Negev during the Suez Crisis in 1956-1957, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
He is survived by his wife, Zenia; his children, Sylvia Kessler and Aron Laufer; his brothers, Max and Edward; and his three grandchildren.
Services were held June 24 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.