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Harriette K. Baime

Harriette K. Baime

Harriette Baime, 89, of Palm Beach, Fla., died June 17, 2020. She was born and grew up in Brooklyn and later lived in Atlantic Beach, N.Y., and West Orange.

Mrs. Baime taught second grade in Long Island until she married and moved to New Jersey. She graduated from Adelphi University and earned a master’s degree at New York University.

She became involved with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ in the 1970s and was president of its Women’s Philanthropy (then Women’s Division) in 1984 and 1985. She was a Lion of Judah at the bronze level in federations in both New Jersey and Florida. In the late 1980s, she and her husband Richard co-chaired a mission to France and Israel. She served on various committees, task force councils, and boards throughout the community, including the JEA (Jewish Education Association), New Jersey Historical Society, NJ Jewish News, Daughters of Israel, the federation, American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, and Israel Bonds. In the late 1980s, she served on the Council of Jewish Federations’ campaign planning committee.

She was president of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education.

She was an avid golfer who at one time had a 12 handicap and in 1970 won the Women’s Club Championship at Cedar Hill Country Club. She read one or two books a week, was a bridge life master, and regularly did the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; three sons, Eric (Bethe), David (Stacy), and Jonathan; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were held June 19 at IJ Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Fla.

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