MONROE TOWNSHIP - LEA RAPP passed away on August 19, 2021, at her residence in Monroe Township, surrounded by family. She was 75.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she resided in Sayreville, New Jersey before moving to Monroe Township.
An award winning writer, skilled in research, Lea graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a BA in Journalism. Among her books are Put Your Kid in Show Biz and Mazel Tov! The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings. She also wrote for magazines and periodicals including The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly Magazine and The Star-Ledger.
She will be remembered as the glue of the family, always mailing out birthday and anniversary cards. Her New Year's Day poems were a highlight that everyone looked forward to receiving.
Lea leaves behind her devoted husband of 55 years, Stanley "Stan" Rapp. She is also survived by her brother, Lewis Bayers and his wife, Pat; daughter, Ilana Rapp; son, Justin Rapp and his wife, Caryn; and five grandchildren, Alexandra, Devin, Kylee, Tyler and Anna.
Services were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our "Tributes" page.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lea Rapp's memory to: Community Food Bank of New Jersey at https://cfbnj.org/ or 908-355-3663.
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