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HALPERN, ANNETTE

first_imgA funeral service and burial was held June 12 at Baron Hirsch Cemetery on Staten Island for Annette Halpern, 105, formerly of Jersey City. She died June 10 in the Jewish Home for the Aging in Los Angeles, Calif., after a short illness. She was a longtime educator in the Jersey City public school system. Born and raised in Bayonne, Mrs. Halpern moved to Jersey City after her marriage to Max Halpern in 1939. The couple spent many years in the West Side section. Max Harold Halpern, who passed away in April 1982, graduated from John Marshall Law School in Newark. During the height of the Depression when times were hard, he opened a furniture store business in Jersey City’s Five Corners section which was so successful, that became his primary business. The Halperns spent their summers in Lake Hiawatha in Morris County when the area was a bungalow community with many seasonal occupants. In Jersey City, Mrs. Halpern taught business classes, typing and shorthand at Ferris High School and Snyder High School for the Jersey City Board of Education. During her lengthy career in education, Mrs. Halpern was a member of the Jersey City Education Association. She also belonged to the local chapter of Hadassah.Among the couple’s favorite pastimes were card games, mahjong, sitting together in beach chairs by the lake at Lake Hiawatha, visiting the big yearly dishware sale in Boonton, meals at the Claremont Diner in Verona, Sunday dinners at Ratner’s on New York’s Lower East Side, checking out the huge annual coat sale in the garment district on Division Street and attending Saturday night shows at the old Saltz’s Hotel in Mount Freedom. After her retirement, Mrs. Halpern moved to Miami Beach, then Boca Raton, in Florida, before relocating to Los Angeles, near her son’s residence.She is survived by her son, Dr. Barry Halpern, of Northridge, Calif., her daughter, Barbara Bloch; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Services arranged by Wein & Wein Memorial Chapels of Jersey City.last_img read more