Esther Reffe Gardner, 98, of West Orange died June 23, 2018. Born in Bayonne, she grew up in Jersey City and was a longtime resident of Woodbridge.
Mrs. Gardner was a full-time homemaker and a part-time bookkeeper while she raised her children.
She was active in many Jewish and veterans’ organizations, including the N.J. Veterans Memorial Home in Edison, Workmen’s Circle, and her synagogue sisterhood.
Predeceased by her husband, Norman, she is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Edward Israelow) of Westfield; her son, Fred of Monroe Township; and two grandchildren.
Services were held June 28 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.