Philene Saidel

September 4, 1933November 30, 2018

Philene Saidel passed away November 30th, 2018 with her two children Bruce and Amy by her side. Beloved wife of Martin Saidel for 63 years. Cherished daughter of the Late Harry and the late Hannah Berkie. Devoted mother of Amy Saidel, Bruce Saidel, the late Burl Saidel, Inez Moses (Garry), Cindy Saidel – Donofrio (Steven), Alan Saidel (Christine). Dear sister of the late Saul Berkie. Loving grandmother of the Late Michelle Moses, and 9 grandchildren. Great grandmother of 7 great grandchildren. Born in Hackensack, resided in Emerson for over 60 years. She was a loving mother not only to her own family but to her extended family; Andrea Miller and her children Mychele and Leigha. Loved by all, she was always positive and compassionate to everyone. Donations in Philene’s memory can be made out to the American Diabetes Association. Services held under the direction of Gutterman & Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors (201) 489-3800.


  • Cantor E. Tilem Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Philene Saidel

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Joseph Alu

December 2, 2018

First my deepist sympathy to Marty and his family.

I remember meeting Philene while I working at Sears with Marty (first by phone then some time later in person). She was filled with the wisdom of a respected Aunt, and spoke to me as if I was a relative. I was accepted. She would often joke how Marty and I where 2 peas in a pod, (wether it was humor or covering each of others backs at work). Once Philene even told me she felt sorry for our supervisor, esp. when Marty and I would teamed up!

A Dear Friend / Uncle once told me at me dads repast, “Celebrate his life, not his death”.

I hope the Saidel family can do the same.

May God Bless, and until we meet again,

Joe & Rose