Lillian Sokoloff

Lillian Sokoloff

Lillian “Bubs” Copleman Sokoloff, 97, of Monroe Township died Oct. 12, 2019. She was born and raised in New Brunswick and raised her children in Elizabeth and Short Hills. She moved to Monroe in 1986.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Sokoloff was president and CEO of Dowling Personnel of Perth Amboy with her sisters Sadie Shayevitz and Gloria Copleman as partners. Her previous profession was in public relations and among her clients were New Jersey real estate developers, nursing homes, and various senior citizens projects.

She was a 1942 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglass College, where she majored in sociology.

She was a volunteer with the League of Woman Voters and United Jewish Appeal while living in Elizabeth and Short Hills. In recent years, she was a member and supporter of the progressive political organization Indivisible. She was active in the Concordia community in Monroe, playing golf, bridge, and tennis. During her last week she had one final bridge game and continued her daily habit of completing The New York Times crossword puzzle in ink.

Predeceased by her husbands, Edward J. Epstein and Dr. Oscar (Mike) Sokoloff, she is survived by two sons, Jonathan I. (Terri) Epstein of Princeton and Robert P. Epstein (partner Gary Lutes) of San Francisco; his daughter, Judith L. Epstein (David Gage) of Manhattan; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private services were held with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Hyman B. Copleman Scholarship Fund or Isadore Copleman Scholarship Fund, c/o The Rutgers University Foundation, 335 George St., Suite 4000, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901.

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