Rose Biermann (Zinn), 80, a longtime resident of South Orange, died Dec. 30, 2013. Born in Poland, she was a Holocaust survivor who lost most of her family during the war. After she and her younger sister arrived in the United States, they lived in an orphanage in Newark.
Mrs. Biermann attended nursing school and became the charge nurse of the newborn ward at Newark Beth Israel Hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Frederick; two daughters, Sharon Biermann (Robert) Epstein of Warren and Wendy Biermann (Steve) Leeds of Caldwell; her son, Hal of Chatham; a sister, Brenda Blisko of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 31 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.