Theodore (Ted) R. Murnick of Short Hills, 72, a longtime supporter of the MetroWest Jewish community, died on Jan. 24, 2010.
He was the owner of Murnick Property Group, managers of residential real estate throughout the State of New Jersey.
He was a past member of numerous UJC MetroWest bodies, including the executive committee, planning and allocations committee, P2K steering committee, Major Gifts Cabinet, Human Services Task Force, and the UJA Benefit Concert committee.
He also had served on the JCF executive committee and board of trustees.
A Star of David member of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest’s Lester Society, he was a member of the board of trustees at United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, Daughters of Israel, and an officer and board member of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation.
“Ted Murnick was an important member of the MetroWest community and stalwart supporter of the work of UJC MetroWest,” said Gary Aidekman, UJC MetroWest president. “His dedication to the community spanned more than two decades. His passion for Israel was evident in all the work in which he was involved. He was involved in numerous initiatives, both locally and in Israel.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Maxine, and the entire Murnick family. He will be dearly missed by us all.”
At UJC MetroWest, he was a sponsor of the Yonathan Seminar at Mevuot Hanegev High School in Israel and participated in the VIP and Solidarity missions to Israel. He was a major supporter of the Israel Emergency Campaigns and Operation Exodus, and a supporter of the Friends of the Waldor Library.
Mr. Murnick was also past president of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange and a member of the national board of trustees of the National Jewish Medical & Research Center in Denver.
Mr. Murnick, the son of the late Lena and Jacob Murnick, was born and grew up in Brooklyn. A graduate of City College of New York, he earned his MBA at New York University, and his LLB at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his children, Jay (Jodi) of Short Hills, Lee of New York City, and Amy Murnick McKeag (Mark) of Boston; his brother, Daniel (Janet), and sister, Sharon (Noah) Kunoff; his sister-in-law, Toni Stein, and two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Jan. 26 at Oheb Shalom; interment was at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.