Paul Robert Olshen of Livingston died March 1, 2018. He was a native of Brooklyn and resided in Livingston since 1966.
Mr. Olshen worked as an insurance broker for 57 years. He started his career working with his father, Henry, at Henry B. Olshen and Associates. He later worked at Brokerage Resources Incorporated, PRO Consultants Inc., Dewitt Stern Imperatore Ltd., and most recently at Capacity Coverage Co. He was involved in professional organizations, serving as president of the Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York and the General Insurance Brokers Association of New York.
He graduated from New York University and was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity.
He served on the Livingston Planning Board for many years. He was a founding member of Livingston’s Recycling Initiative and was instrumental in running the original recycling program in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was also an active member of Livingston Jaycees. In recent years, he had been an active member of Kiwanis, serving as president of the Kiwanis Club of Livingston and as lieutenant governor of Kiwanis New Jersey Division 7.
A longtime member of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, he was actively involved for many years, including serving as an officer.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Vivian Cohen Olshen; his daughter, Lisa (Richard) Adelsohn; his son, Andrew (Michelle); a brother, Barry; and three grandchildren.
Services were held March 4 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.