Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

Richard A. Pearl, 82, of Hamilton Township died Feb. 20, 2020. He was born and raised in Brooklyn.

Mr. Pearl worked in the New York City public school system in a career spanning over 30 years, beginning as a teacher and ultimately retiring as a principal of James Reynolds Junior High School in Brooklyn.

He was a graduate of Brooklyn College and also earned two master’s degrees.

As a child and adult, he spent 63 summers at Trail’s End Camp in Beach Lake, Pa., beginning in 1947. He started as a camper and later became an administrator before his retirement in 2012. The Richard Pearl Pavilion was named after him at the camp.

His family members were longtime members of Temple Beth El of Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. He later became a member of Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction.

He enjoyed woodworking, photography, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Predeceased by his first wife, Beth, he is survived by his wife, Arlene; three stepchildren, Michael (Nicole) Mulry, Hillary Mulry, and Rebekah (Joel) Schiller; a brother, Martin; and six grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 24 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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