Rosalind Straus

Rosalind Straus

Rosalind Straus (Pollack), 92, of Union died Feb. 18, 2013. Born in Newark, she was a lifelong resident of Union.

Mrs. Straus was the traffic manager at Holophane Company, a division of John’s Manville Co., Edison, retiring in 1981.

She graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark in June 1939.

In 2012, she received the lifetime achievement award at the 20th annual Women of Excellence event presented by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women and the Board of Chosen Freeholders. She was an active member of numerous community organizations and a charitable benefactor. She was the recording secretary, publicist, and chapter advisor of Jewish Women International’s Batim-Union chapter, past matron of Golden Rainbow Link No. 2, and a lifetime member of National Council of Jewish Women. She was the recording secretary of the Union Township Active Retirees and a member of the Golden Age Club. She was a member of the Union Township Democratic Club for over 50 years, which her late husband, Carl, co-founded. She was the winner of the Shield Award, 2011 Senior Citizen of the Year, from the Knights of Columbus, and was a two time “Special Person” Honoree of the Senior Citizen Council. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Ahavath Shalom in Union, where she was an active board and sisterhood member.

Predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Carl, in 1985, and her son, Gary S., in 1972, she is survived by her daughter, Sally Straus of Union, and a brother, Herman Pollack of Union.

Services were held Feb. 20 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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