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Sarah Glassman Franzblau

Sarah Franzblau (Glassman) of Maplewood and Boynton Beach, Fla., died April 12, 2015. She was born in Romania in 1921 as her parents made their way from Russia to the United States. Her family lived in Cuba for a few years before arriving in New York and then settling in Newark. 

Mrs. Franzblau and her husband were involved in many philanthropic endeavors in the United States and Israel, including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; Technion Institute in Israel; MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass.; and Daughters of Israel in West Orange. She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn and among the founders of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, Fla.

She was a 1938 graduate of Weequahic High School in Newark, where she excelled in track and gymnastics. 

Predeceased by her husband of almost 68 years, Aaron, she is survived by four daughters, Arleen (Herb) Tarutz, Renee (Steven) Finn, Judith Craft, and Susan (Brian) McMahon; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 

Services were held April 15 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Israel or MetroWest Jewish Day School, 300 Pleasant St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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