Selma Wapnowitz, 91, of West Orange died April 7, 2020. A Bayonne resident for 33 years, she moved to West Orange in 1988.
Mrs. Wapnowitz worked alongside her late husband, Herman, as a bookkeeper for their jewelry manufacturer business based in Union.
An active volunteer in the Bayonne community, she received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from National Council of Jewish Women. A former member of the Bayonne JCC board of directors, she also served as president of the Jewish Community Council and chairperson of a UJA division and the Family Life Education Committee of Jewish Family Service. She dedicated much of her time to the settlement of Russian immigrants in Bayonne, Tay-Sachs screening programs, legislative initiatives, and volunteer work at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange.
Predeceased by her husband of 63 years, she is survived by her daughter, Aleen (Robert) Klein of Wayne, and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held April 8 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton.