Rose Bendar, 86, of Leonardo died Sept. 28, 2011. She was born in Bayonne and lived in Bergen County before moving to Leonardo in 1957.
She was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Red Bank, where she was as a sisterhood member for many years. She also served on the PTA for Leonardo Grade School, which her children attended.
Predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Frank, in 2002, and her son Alan in 1995, she is survived by two sons, Joel of Woodbridge and Barry of Forked River; three daughters, Marcia Crump of Toms River, Marilyn Long of Bethlehem, Pa., and Sandra Fernandez of Toms River; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 30 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean.