Elaine Merlis

Elaine Merlis

Elaine Ruth Merlis, 91, of Boca Raton, Fla., died May 30, 2015. Born and raised in Newark, she resided in Clifton for over 25 years.

Mrs. Merlis was a former world-traveler, homemaker, and senior leader of ORT. She also enjoyed playing mahjong and canasta.

Predeceased by her husband, Morris, in 1993, she is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Robert) Davidson of Montville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 2 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to FACES of NYU or Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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