September 29, 1931 – August 16, 2013
Abraham Reife, 81, of Toms River died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at home. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Lakewood for 8 years before moving to Toms River in 1967. Mr. Reife was a graduate of City College in New York and went on to become a chemist. He was a chemist for 32 years with Ciba Geigy in Toms River. Upon retirement from Ciba Geigy, he was an international environmental and dye stuff consultant. He was a member of the American Chemistry Society and published the book Environmental Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments.
Mr. Reife is survived by his wife, Barbara of 58 years; his two sons, Michael Reife of Glastonbury,CT and Robert Reife of Redmond, WA; his daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Andrew Morris of Marlboro; and his two grandchildren, Steven and Rachel Morris.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 1300 Vermont Ave. Lakewood. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Lakewood, is in charge of arrangements.
- Memorial Service Sunday, August 18, 2013
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August 22, 2013
Barbie,Marcia, Michael and Robbie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Abe was a truly unique individual,and all of us, who knew him were lucky. I first met him when I was about seven years old, and even then, I knew that he was one of the smartest grown-ups I'd ever met -- and my mother thought he was adorable; she loved his curly hair. I know this is a wound that will never completely heal, but I hope you can take comfort at how blessed you were to have him as a husband and father. Love, Dody