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Ruth Chasnow

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Ruth R. Chasnow (Goldshine), 94, of Verona died April 6, 2014. Born in Newark and raised in South Orange, she lived in Essex County for most of her life. 

Mrs. Chasnow was a past president of the sisterhood of Oheb Shalom Congregation, which her parents, Joseph and Fannie Goldshine, helped to establish in Newark in the late 1800s. 

She also served for many years on the synagogue’s board of trustees and other posts once it moved to South Orange, and was a PTA volunteer in her children’s schools. She was a donor to many humanistic and Jewish organizations locally and in Israel.

Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Herman, in 1997, she is survived by two daughters, Jo-Anne Chasnow of Verona and Jayne Levy of Long Branch; her son, Robert (Linda) of Columbia, Md.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 7 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah.

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