Fred Strauss, 92, of West Orange died June 2, 2015. Born in Bad Wildungen, Germany, he came to Newark in 1930. A certified public accountant, Mr. Strauss started his own public accounting firm, which he maintained until his retirement in 1993.
He graduated from South Side High School in Newark and earned a degree in accounting from Rutgers University.
He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, B’nai B’rith, and B’nai Shalom (since 1962), the JCC MetroWest and Margulies Senior Center, and Couples at Leisure. He served on the West Orange Democratic County Committee for many years, retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Anita (Olsan), whom he married in 1952; his daughter, Susan; his son, David (Judith Swain); and two grandchildren.
Services were held June 4 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.