Murray Stokhamer

Murray Stokhamer

Murray Stokhamer, 95, of Ocean Township died May 21, 2011. Born in the Bronx, he lived in Cuba and Neptune before moving to Ocean Township.

Mr. Stokhamer owned a provisions business.

He graduated the Community College of New York and took further courses in air conditioning and refrigeration, traveling to Cuba to interest the government in using this technology for food safety.

At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he received a Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He is a survivor of the D-Day invasion and a member of the Jewish War Veterans. He was among those honored at Fort Monmouth by the French government for liberating France.

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Golda; his daughter, Judith Chaiet of Oceanport; his sons, Michael of West End, David of Wall Township, and Steven of Elberon; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held May 24 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean.

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