Stephen Wallach

Stephen Wallach

Stephen H. Wallach, 88, of West Orange and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2014. He was born and raised in Orange.

Mr. Wallach spent nearly 40 years working for the U.S. Shoe Corporation, where he was an executive in the sales department and was known for having mentored many young executives. He retired in 1991.

He attended Orange High School and graduated from Muhlenberg College after World War II.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, serving in the Atlantic, and was discharged as a lieutenant (junior grade) in 1946.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Barbara Freid Gottesman; her three children, Ellen (Larry) Garber, Robin (Richard) Gottesman, and Andy (Christine) Gottesman; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Fran Weil.

Services were held Feb. 25 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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