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Richard Anisfield

Richard C. Anisfield, 89, of Saddle River died Oct. 8, 2011. Born in Paterson, he lived in Upper Montclair for 33 years before moving to Saddle River 27 years ago.

From 1956 until 2005, he owned Kurt Versen Company, a lighting fixture manufacturer in Westwood, and held several patents for light fixture design. He retired in 2008.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, he served as a pilot with the 466th Bomb Group in World War II.

He was a major donor to the UJA MetroWest Campaign and a member of the Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell. He was also a benefactor of Ramapo College, Mahwah.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Millicent; two daughters, Susan Vallario of Upper Saddle River and Nancy Anisfield of Hinesburg, Vt.; and a sister, Rita Kirschner.

A memorial service and reception will be held at Ramapo College on Nov. 30. Arrangements were handled by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ramapo College Foundation (for the Anisfield School of Business), 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680; or Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

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