Sophie Mozenter, 98, of Maplewood died Feb. 11, 2017.
Mrs. Mozenter worked for 32 years for the West Orange Board of Education. Between 1955 and 1968 she taught second grade and then special education at Pleasantdale School, after which she became a learning disabilities specialist, serving on the child study team.
After retirement, she worked with the League of Women Voters, helped the West Orange Police establish a 25-member volunteer domestic violence response team, and served on the Mental Health Association of Essex County’s board of governors. She also volunteered her time with individuals suffering from mental illness at the association’s Prospect House in East Orange and Montclair. She was honored in West Orange as a Woman of the Year in 1999.
Predeceased by her husband, Paul, in 1983, she is survived by her daughter, Cyrilla Mozenter of New York; her son, Gerry Mozenter of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 15 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.