Bennet A. Lorber, 96, of Rockaway died Nov. 21, 2019. Born in New Haven, Conn., he moved with his family to Irvington, where he spent most of his life.
Mr. Lorber owned a corner candy store before pursuing a career in purchasing in the electronics manufacturing industry.
He left high school early to enlist in the army, and was a World War II veteran. He graduated after his service.
Predeceased by his wife, Miriam (Goldin), he is survived by his son, Jack (Karen) of Rockaway; his daughter, Ruth (Michael) Jamnik of Brick; and three grandchildren.
After his retirement, he pursued various activities, including collecting tolls on the Garden State Parkway and driving a school bus for students with special needs. He was a past master of Irvington Lodge No. 251 Free Masons. He travelled extensively with his longtime companion, Elena Schipper, who also predeceased him.
Services were held Nov. 24 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to a veterans’ organization of one’s choice.