Beverlee Kanengiser (Brownstein) of Beachwood, Ohio, died Sept. 17, 2019. She lived for 91 years in New Jersey, mostly in Springfield and Newark, before moving recently to Ohio.
Mrs. Kanengiser held various positions throughout her life, most notably in the medical field. She was trained as a nurse-technician, and worked for Dr. Marven Wallen for over 20 years. Later, she worked as a coordinator for clinical research trials in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries in both New Jersey and New York. Later in life, she worked in several retail shops, most notably at Dining In, JALM, and XOMA.
Predeceased by her husband, Marvin, and her daughter, Sheryl Rich Brunswick, she is survived by two granddaughters, Halle (Rich) Brunswick Moore and Lindsey (Josh) Brunswick Kamin; and four great-grandchildren.
Passionate about seeing the restoration of Newark, she was a volunteer at the Newark Museum, where she received the Outstanding Volunteer award in 2013. Additionally, she ran the Sarah Slifer Orthopedic Relief Fund, which was founded by her grandmother in the early 1900s. She served on the boards of Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Daughters of Israel.
Private services were held in Ohio; burial will be held in New Jersey in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Newark Museum.