Myrna Francine Balaban, 86, of Raleigh, N.C., died Feb. 19, 2020. The daughter of Anna and Leo Dumbroff and James Zimetbaum, she was born in Newark and lived for many years in Hillside before retiring to Sarasota, Fla. In her last years she moved to Raleigh.
Mrs. Balaban taught second and fourth grade in Hillside and Bloomfield for over 30 years.
She was a longtime hospital volunteer in Sarasota.
Predeceased by her husband, Sidney, she is survived by her son, Steven Hymanson (Thomas McKeon); her daughter, Lori (Mat) Dorfman; a sister, Judy Kessler; a brother, Erwin B. Dumbroff; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 23 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Cat Angels Pet Adoptions, Cary, N.C.