Susan Flax Hein, 81, of Livingston died July 9, 2020. Born in Newark, she studied and lived in Burlington, Vt., before moving to Elizabeth and then residing in Short Hills for 44 years.
Mrs. Hein graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark and graduated summa cum laude from University of Vermont. She continued on at the university, earning her master of science in microbiology with honors distinction.
When her children were young, she was a Cub Scouts Den mother and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a very active Glenwood Elementary School parent volunteer, and later became a board member of the Millburn Soccer Association. As her children got older, she became an active tutor, helping Millburn High School students with algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus. She eventually went back to work full time as the office manager for Eye Clinic PA in Newark, her husband’s ophthalmology practice.
Actively involved with charities and philanthropy throughout her life, she was a former president of the Suburban chapter of Deborah Heart & Lung Association. She donated time at St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter in Madison, and most recently was a certified volunteer with the Pet Therapy Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center.
Predeceased by her husband, Herbert F., she is survived by her daughter, Stacey (David) Gross of Elizabeth; her son, Steven (Kimberly) of Short Hills; a sister, Sondra Hollander of Dallas; and three grandchildren.
Services were held July 10 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation or St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Madison.