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Saul Kanter

Saul D. Kanter, 98, of Ewing died March 2, 2015. Born in Queens, he moved to Hopewell Township in 1949. 

Mr. Kanter began his career with Willmark Service Systems in Manhattan, retiring in the 1970s as vice president. He began a second career as a poultry farmer, raising chickens and selling their eggs. In the 1970s, he took the four large empty buildings from his farm, subdivided them into art studios, and rented them out. It is now known as Highland Design Farm in Hopewell. After his retirement, he developed a flea market business selling prints he framed himself and all types of antiques and collectibles. 

In World War II he served as staff sergeant in the 104th Infantry in the European Theater, where he was awarded an American Service medal, Bronze Star, and other honors. 

After his wife’s death in 1999 he volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels at Greenwood House, Ewing, and FISH in Hopewell. He also became a Rutgers Master Gardener, and spent hours answering helpline questions at the Extension office. He built and maintained the compost bins at the Mercer Education Garden in Pennington, where he was known as the “Compost King.”

Predeceased by his wife, Selma (Alper), in 1999, he is survived by three daughters, Debra Kanter (Morton Gasner), Margaret (Brian) Blatter, and Nancy (Mark) Shippe, and four grandchildren.

Services were held March 6 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House, Ewing.

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