OBITUARY: Harold Hirshberg

Harold Murray Hirshberg of Park Ridge, New Jersey, 99, died Sept.18, 2018.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Hirshberg attended Rutgers University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Arts degree. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked on a Colorado ranch and tried his hand at the export-import business before marrying and becoming the CEO and owner of Federal Supply Corp. of Paterson. Upon retirement, he acquired and rehabilitated real estate and multiple businesses. He served on the boards of Barnert Hospital and the YMHA of Bergen County as well more than 60 years on the Cedar Park Cemetery board.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Elise Hirshberg; children, Jeffrey (Shelley) Hirshberg  of Buffalo, New York, and Amy Hirshberg Lederman of Tucson; five grandchildren and four  great-grandchildren.

Services and interment were held at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, New Jersey.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, or the Southern Poverty Law Center.