Thelma Jakel, 99, of West Orange died Jan. 2, 2019. Born in Newark, she resided in Union and South Orange before her move to West Orange in 2010.
Before her retirement in 1976, Ms. Jakel was employed for 42 years in the accounts payable department of Bamberger’s department store on Market Street in Newark.
A life member of both Hadassah of Maplewood and Jewish Women International, she was also a long-time volunteer at Daughters of Israel.
Predeceased by her sister, Clara Jakel, she is survived by her niece, Melanie Fugate of New Mexico, and two nephews, Douglas Jakel of California and Byron Jakel of Arizona.
Services were held Jan. 4 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah or Jewish Women International.