Harold Leonard Kaufer

Harold Leonard Kaufer

Harold Leonard Kaufer (“Lenny”), 92, of Irvine, Calif., died July 13, 2014. Born and raised in Newark, he moved to Springfield in the late 1960s and then Basking Ridge before relocating to Irvine in 2004.

Mr. Kaufer, who worked with his father in the fur business until he found his professional calling as a stockbroker, was a partner in the stock brokerage firm Grunberg, Bellomo, Kaufer and Raff in Newark that ultimately was acquired by Travelers, which in turn merged to become Citigroup. He thereafter was associated with Cadaret Grant, one of the largest privately owned broker/dealers in the country, and the Goldman Group in Madison. He continued to serve his clients as a stockbroker into his 90s. 

He graduated from Weequahic High School, Newark, in 1940. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He enjoyed choral singing and music and was active in his local Jewish Community Center. After moving to California, he maintained his membership at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston, distributing his High Holy Day tickets each year to local relatives.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Fischer), whom he married in 1962; his daughter, Jacqueline Klein of Laguna Woods, Calif.; two sisters, Madeline Zager of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Helga Franklin of North Caldwell; a brother, Irwin of Lakewood; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services were held July 16 with arrangements by Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, Los Angeles. Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.

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