NORTH BRUNSWICK - HARVEY J. HAUPTMAN died Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was 87.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he resided in Newark before moving to North Brunswick 61 years ago.
Harvey was a retired radio news anchor for WCBS Newsradio. He first joined WCBS Newsradio as a writer for the afternoon news broadcast "Up to the Minute," and delivered one of the first newscasts when the station began to broadcast news, some 50 years ago this year. Harvey went on to a long and successful career at WCBS, as a long time news anchor, a news and political reporter, a sports reporter and the host of a daily business program.
He was well-respected as a gentleman professional, who was kind and supportive of others. He never went on the air without being thoroughly prepared. Harvey Hauptman earned a valued place in the history of live radio news coverage in the tri-state area. He loved the work he did. Further information about Harvey's career at WCBS can be found at http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/08/02/harvey-hauptman-obituary/
Harvey was a proud alumnus of Rutgers College and an enthusiastic supporter of Rutgers athletics, including serving as the public address announcer for Rutgers football games. He served as a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and an officer and member of the board of trustees of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, among many other civic and charitable activities.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Felice; son, David Hauptman, and his wife, Suzan, of Pittsburgh, PA; daughters, Alison Hauptman, and her husband, Andy Epstein, of Princeton, and Meryl Young, and her husband, George, of Carlsbad, CA; and three grandchildren, Renata and Alexis Epstein and Dillon Hvizdash.
Services will be held on Friday, August 4, at noon at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at:
Meryl, so sorry for your loss. What a remarkable man your dad was. Many tributes and wonderful messages to you are coming in on our FB page for the class of 74.