Jerry Demel, 93, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2013. Born in Newark, he resided in Maplewood and Basking Ridge before moving to Florida 10 years ago.
Mr. Demel was vice president of J. Leven Co., East Hanover.
He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.
He was a former member of Congregation Beth El of South Orange and served as the first president of Twin Brooks Country Club in Warren.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Leven); his son, Robert of Gillette; his daughter, Ellen Deck of Mill Valley, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 5 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.