Shirley (Pfeffer) Blitzer, 98, formerly of Bloomfield, died March 20, 2019. Born in Newark to Samuel and Lillian (Reich) Pfeffer, she was raised in
Mrs. Blitzer graduated from Bloomfield High School. She aspired to be an art teacher and enrolled in Newark State Teachers College but dropped out to help her family make ends meet during the Great Depression.
Predeceased by her husband, Kalman, and sister Cecile Mansky, she is survived by two sons, Marc and Robert (Patricia Molina); daughter, Faith (Ted) Brancato; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to BrightEyes Foundation, brightfocus.org, Daughters of Israel, daughtersofisrael.org, or Barnabas Hospice, 80 Main Street, West Orange, N.J. 07032.