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Seymour Witman

Seymour Witman, 89, of Fair Lawn died March 15, 2012. Born in Brooklyn, he also lived in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Galveston, Texas, before moving to Fair Lawn 52 years ago.

Mr. Witman worked in the confectionary and tobacco industries for more than 50 years. During his four decades of employment at General Cigar/Culbro, he rose to the position of Eastern sales manager for Macanudo cigars. He also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business, marketing, and salesmanship for more than two decades, mainly at City College of New York and Baruch College.

He graduated from CCNY and Teachers College at Columbia University, New York.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946, working as a supply officer in Pearl Harbor and later as the Navy’s chief confectionary and tobacco buyer.

He was an active member of Fair Lawn Jewish Center and served as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.

Predeceased by his wives Ruth and Shirley, he is survived by his wife Grace; four sons, Gary of Providence, RI, Leonard of Flanders, Philip of Elkins Park, Pa., and Michael of La Grangeville, NY; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 18 with arrangements by Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, Paramus. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Lawn Jewish Center, 10-10 Norma Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.

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