Monroe Goffman

Monroe Goffman

Monroe Aaron Goffman, 94, of Langhorne, Pa., died Feb. 16, 2020. Born in Newark, he resided in West Orange for over 50 years.

Mr. Goffman worked for Prototype Transformers of Phillipsburg as an engineering specialist in electrical transformers, and then became a systems and data analyst for IMS America of Wayne.

He was a 1943 graduate of Newark’s Weequahic High School. He attended University of Pittsburgh and Fairleigh Dickinson University to study electrical engineering.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in the artillery division-special munitions unit in World War II.

His many talents ranged from creating inventions to singing Big Band Era music and performing in local musicals. As a lover of nature, he served on the board of trustees of the Verona Park Conservancy for many years, and enjoyed coaching in the West Orange Police Baseball League along with serving as a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of America. His favorite pastimes were sailing off the New Jersey coastline, playing volleyball, listening to jazz music, and spending time with loved ones.

He was a member of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills.

Predeceased by his wife, Simone “Mona” (Bengelsdorf), whom he married in 1960, he is survived by his daughter, Allison Goffman (Bryan) Siegelman of York, Pa., his son, Jeffrey Goffman of Holland, Pa.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were held Feb. 18 with arrangements by Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael Sacks Suburban North, Southampton, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Verona Park Conservancy, P.O. Box 143, Verona, N.J. 07044 (

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