Jeanette Black

Jeanette Black

Jeanette Black (Granowitz), 84, of Livingston died Sept. 27, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn and moved to Livingston in 1972.

Mrs. Black graduated from Hunter College with a degree in social work, and worked for the Welfare Department as a social worker for several years. After the death in 1985 of her husband, who had started a company, Presperse Inc., she, along with her nephew and others, built Presperse into a multinational company. The company was sold in 2010 to Sumitomo Corporation of America.

She was supportive of many Jewish organizations, including Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, Hadassah, and Temple B’nai Abraham.

Predeceased by her husband, Allan, in 1985, she is survived by two sons, Howard (Roxanne) and Michael (Shivaun); a sister, Beatrice Axelrod; a brother, Charles Granowitz; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 2 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

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