October 5, 1930 – May 17, 2020
Leona Crystal (Dear), 89, of West Orange died May 17, 2020. Born in Newark, she resided in West Orange since 1960. Besides being a homemaker, she also worked for over 30 years at the Daughter of Israel Nursing Home as a Personnel and Purchasing Agent. Leona was a lifetime member of Hadassah and B’nai Brith Women and longtime member of B’nai Shalom in West Orange.
Predeceased by her beloved husband of 54 years Harold in 2008, she is survived by her son, Paul and daughter-in-law Helene of Livingston, her daughter Jill of New York City, three granddaughters Liza, Jessica, and Dana; her adopted family David & Cindy Goldberg and their children Maddie, Leah and Adam and Tammy Hill.
Private graveside services were held May 19th. Memorial contributions may be made to any Jewish charity.