Hilda Gottfried, 86, of Passaic died March 22, 2012. Born in Vienna, she was sent via Kindertransport to England, where she lived for eight years. After returning to Vienna for a year, she immigrated to the United States in 1947, living in Maplewood for many years and later in Clifton.
Mrs. Gottfried worked with her husband, Henry, at Austin’s Youth Center in Hackensack, which they owned and operated for many years, before retiring in 1995.
She was a longtime volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Essex County and at the Clifton Public Library.
Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, and a daughter, Ellen, she is survived by her daughter, Judith Gottfried Daniels of Brooklyn, and a sister, Erika Breier-Vadnai of Millburn.
Services were held March 25 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.