Allan Drew Yorkowitz, 57, of Colonia died May 28, 2019. Born in Newark, he lived in Irvington, Cranford, and in Colonia for the last 16 years.
Mr. Yorkowitz was the owner of Classic Antiques in Garwood, a business he inherited from his late brother Richard. Prior to that, he worked in the Pink Submarine in Cranford, a family-run business, for 26 years. From 1984 through 2015, he was an English teacher, and later librarian, in the Irvington, Lodi, and Springfield school systems.
He earned a B.A. in education and English Education from Montclair State University and an M.A. degree in English Education from Kean University.
He is survived by extended family and friends.
Services were held May 30 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Linden Animals, P.O. Box 2151, Linden, N.J. 07036.