Robert L. Zellan, 89, of South Orange died Oct. 7, 2018. He was raised in Holyoke, Mass, and previously lived in Kennebunk, Maine.
He owned and operated Doane & Williams, Inc., an architectural millwork and cabinet-making company, with a hardware store and lumberyard in Chicopee, Mass. He was president of Sons of Zion Synagogue in Holyoke, Mass., and served on the town’s Urban Renewal Commission. He was a self-taught, lifelong student of architecture, poetry, and history.
Predeceased by his wife, Lorraine Greenspan, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Steven Countermine) and Andrea (Andrew Grossman); a son, Jonathan (Stephanie Marks); two sisters, Alyce Hirsh and Marjorie Sherman; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 9 with arrangements by Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anti-Defamation League.