Robert Zellan

Robert Zellan

Robert L. Zellan, 89, of South Orange died Oct. 7, 2018. He was raised in Holyoke, Mass, and previously lived in Kennebunk, Maine.

He owned and operated Doane & Williams, Inc., an architectural millwork and cabinet-making company, with a hardware store and lumberyard in Chicopee, Mass. He was president of Sons of Zion Synagogue in Holyoke, Mass., and served on the town’s Urban Renewal Commission. He was a self-taught, lifelong student of architecture, poetry, and history.

Predeceased by his wife, Lorraine Greenspan, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Steven Countermine) and Andrea (Andrew Grossman); a son, Jonathan (Stephanie Marks); two sisters, Alyce Hirsh and Marjorie Sherman; and four grandchildren. 

Services were held Oct. 9 with arrangements by Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anti-Defamation League.

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