Sidney Berman, 97, of West Orange died Nov. 23, 2014. Born in London, he lived in Verona and Montclair for 30 years and in Bridgehampton, NY, for 25 years before moving to West Orange three years ago.
Mr. Berman received a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Oxford University. He also took and taught graduate-level courses in business, marketing, insurance, actuarial science, and medical education.
He was a British merchant marine seaman whose ship The Ulysses was sunk by a German U-boat in 1944 off the coast of South Carolina.
He was an active member of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, where he often chanted the weekly haftara portion and musically scored the haftorot for b’nei mitzva classes. In Verona, he was an active member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, where he held many board positions.
Predeceased by his wife, Rose, and a son, Marcus, he is survived by his son, Simeon (Carol); two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.
Services were held Nov. 25 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.