Abraham Reife

September 29, 1931August 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

Abraham Reife

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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