Beatrice Reiss

Day and Time of Service: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015
Location of Service: Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090
Interment: Beth Israel Cemetery, U.S. Route One, Woodbridge, N.J.
Shiva: The Family Residence, 846 Village Green, Westfield, N.J. 07090

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Beatrice Reiss (nee Strauss) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 after a brief illness.  She was 89. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad St., Westfield, N.J. 07090.  Arrangements were by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.   Born in New York City she moved to Westfield, N.J. 58 years ago.  She was a graduate of Hunter College and the Cornell School of Nursing and had worked as a nurse at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., finally retiring 17 years ago.  She was an active member of Temple Emanu-El of Westfield and its Sisterhood.  She was a founder of the synagogue’s nursery school and served several times as the chair of the Sisterhood’s Annual Crafts Show in Westfield.  She was also a member of the Workmen’s Circle of N.Y..  She is survived by her devoted children, David Reiss of Hoboken, Franci Sagar and Ruth Reiss, both of New York City.  She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Aleza Zimmerman, Sophie Sagar and Caleb Zimmerman. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Dr. Sanford M. Reiss and her dear daughter, Monica Reiss. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Alzheimer Foundation, the Westfield Memorial Library, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation or Workmen’s Circle.