Murray Dobro

Murray Dobro

Murray Saul Dobro, 91, of West Caldwell died April 26, 2020. Born in Boston, he grew up in Dorchester, Mass., and resided in Livingston for many years.

Mr. Dobro, who grew up in a kosher household, developed the modern method for curing ham. He worked for decades in the meat manufacturing industry before starting JCS Sales (named after his three children), a food brokerage business that he ran for over 40 years, supplying QuickChek and supermarkets all over the country with JCS’s Livingston Farms ham, among other products.

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northeastern University.

He served in the Korean War as a chemist.

He was an active member of Maplewood Country Club, where he won several golf championships and chaired the food committee. In recent years, he attended lectures multiple times a week at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Edinger), whom he married in 1953; two sons, Jeff (Candace) and Stuart; his daughter, Carrie (Mark); and two granddaughters.

Arrangements were handled by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Agudath Israel or Southern Poverty Law Center.

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