Albert A. Laub, 99, of West Caldwell died Dec. 23, 2019. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston; Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla.; North Caldwell; and Whippany before moving to West Caldwell in 2019.
Mr. Laub was the owner of Economy Pest Control for 10 years, retiring in 1982. Previously, he was the owner of the Armory Tavern, a tavern and package goods store in Newark.
He received an associate’s degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
He was a veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 through 1946. During his time in the service, he received the Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the American Service, Asiatic Pacific Service, Good Conduct, and the World War II Victory medals.
He was a member of the Livingston Lodge of B’nai B’rith, Liberty Young Men’s Association, and the NJ Pest Control Association, and was a past commander of the DAV (Department of Army Veterans) Chapter 152 of Delray Beach. He was also a Mason for many years.
Predeceased by his wife, Myra, he is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Jeffrey) Barta of North Caldwell; his son, Jordan (Patricia) of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 26 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.