Shirley Biarsky (Zimmerman), 76, of Union died March 26, 2012. Born in Newark, she resided in Irvington and Hillside before moving to Union in 1979.
Mrs. Biarsky was employed as a social worker for Essex County Welfare in Newark for many years.
She earned a BA degree in elementary education from Newark State (now Kean University).
She served as treasurer of both Hadassah’s Hillside-Union chapter and B’nai Ahavath Shalom, Union. She was also a trustee of the Hillside Historical Society.
Predeceased by her husband, Herman, she is survived by three daughters, Debbie Karros of Randolph, Jody Salant of Spring Valley, NY, and Robin Martin of Brick; her son, Mitchell of East Hanover; a brother, Alan Zimmerman of Hillside; and 13 grandchildren.
Services were held March 28 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.