FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - RUTH (KARL) HABER died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Care One, Holmdel. She was 100.
Born in Newark, she resided in New Jersey for 69 years, Florida for 20 years, and resided in Franklin Township for the past 11 years.
Prior to retiring, she served as a school secretary at her alma mater, Weequahic High School, Newark, where she worked for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Aaron, in 2005; her daughter, Faye Chesner, in 2009; her son-in-law, Abe Chesner, in 2008, and her two brothers, Jack (Ann) Karl, and Murray Karl, and his wife, Gertrude.
Surviving are her daughter, Marilyn Macklin, of Florida; three grandchildren, Larry Chesner, and his wife, Cherie, of Ada, Michigan, Ted Chesner and his wife, Felice, of Manalapan, and Allen Chesner and his wife, Leigh, of Hillsborough, six great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sarah Chesner, Chelsea and Kylie Chesner, and Brandon and Daniel "Dan" Chesner, and her brother, Jerry Karl and his wife, Francine, of New Jersey.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 30th, at 10:15 AM at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, NJ under the direction of MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, 454 Cranbury Road at Evergreen Blvd., East Brunswick. For directions, please visit our "Services" page.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hadassah, The Woman's Zionist Organization of America, 760 Northfield Ave, Ste 290, West Orange, NJ 07052 and the NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center, 2300 Stuyvesant Ave, P.O. Bod # 501, Trenton, NJ 08625 or www.njstatelib.org/talking-book-braille-center/
Ruth and Aaron were our next-door neighbors for many years when they lived in Edison. Our children loved them and spent many hours "helping" them with their garden. After they relocated to Florida we visited with them there and then again when another move brought Ruth back to Somerset NJ. Our family will always remember Ruth (and Aaron) fondly. May she rest in peace.
What a special lady! I had the pleasure knowing Ruth for several years when she was still living in Central Florida. I will always remember her kindness to include my daughter and myself to share the holidays with her and her family. I kept in touch with her when she moved to NJ, and she always had a positive attitude about whatever life had to offer . My thoughts are with Marilyn and her family. I have wonderful memories and am so glad that I was included in her life. ✡️