Mona Mender (Siegler), 86, of West Caldwell died Oct. 5, 2012. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Basking Ridge before moving to West Caldwell five years ago.
Mrs. Mender was an extremely accomplished pianist who authored three books on music and served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Irving; her son, Donald; her daughter, Judith; a brother, Morton Siegler; and a grandchild.
Services were held Oct. 9 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to American Jewish Committee or Compassion and Choices.