Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ


Howard Gottlieb

October 4, 1942February 8, 2020

Howard Gottlieb, 77, of Livingston, NJ passed away suddenly on February 8. Howard was born in Newark, NJ to Irving and Thelma Gottlieb. He graduated from Weequahic High School, Rutgers Newark, and earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from NYU.

Howard spent most of his career in civil service, earlier at the Newark Housing Authority, and later served as the Business Manager for the New Jersey Department of Corrections at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.

An avid poker player, Howard was also one of the founding members of Livingston Pickleball. He was a generous, thoughtful, and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Pre-deceased by his father Irving and sister Abby Nudle, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzanne, daughter Melissa, mother Thelma, and sisters Helen Neadel and Judith Gottlieb.

Donations, if so desired, can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Entombment Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Howard Gottlieb

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Stan Repko

February 12, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Howard Gottlieb. I have been fortunate and blessed to know and work with Howard at the Department of Corrections for almost 20 years. Howard was a kind, caring, and considerate person who was able to work and interact with all people that he met. I spoke to Howard several weeks ago and we were planning to meet for pizza as we have done with five or six DOC retirees over the past several years. My thoughts and condolences are for his wife, his daughter, his mother and all his relatives at this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy and may he rest in peace. Stan Repko

Philip Katz

February 10, 2020

I spent a good part of my life from Peshine Grammar School through Weequahic High School with my best friend Howard. We did everything together, including trying to keep up with our friends on bicycle excursions, since we were the only ones without “english racer” bikes!

He was a gentle person without a harmful thought or action ever! His family was my family and my family was his family. I fondly remember our evening trips to Watson Bagel with his mother Thelma as our driver, long before either of us had a Driver’s License.

I recently spoke with Howard about our upcoming 60th Weequahic High School Reunion and were looking forward to spending some time together. While we lived most of our adult lives 3000 miles apart, my feelings for Howard were always like we still were neighbors!

My thoughts and condolences for his Mother and Sisters are sincere and unending. May he rest in peace.

Sara Friedman Fishkin

February 10, 2020

I was saddened to learn of Howie's passing. We went to high school together and also Rutgers. In more recent years we met while he was visiting in Florida. And through those decades he was just as previously described...cheerful, friendly and always a pleasure .

Sam Bernstein

February 9, 2020

I played in the same Thursday afternoon card game with Howard. Win or lose Howard had the same cheerful attitude. He loved the card games and pickle ball because these activities allowed him to do what he wanted to do and that was enjoy socializing with his friends. My sincere condolences to his family.