Marcel Bollag

Passed away on January 7, 2013

Marcel Bollag, 92, of North Caldwell passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Daughters of Israel, in West Orange. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1 P.M. at Temple Sholom, 760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Marcel immigrated to New York at the age of 19. He enlisted in the Armed Forces, as a paratrooper and interrogator in the 82nd Airborne where he earned a purple heart. Marcel owned several businesses and founded Lux Homes Inc in 1954 and in 1956 started the franchise for Pella Windows and Doors in Newark. Marcel was a philanthropist who supported many organizations and was especially devoted to Sdei Chemed a school for children in Israel that was founded by his father. Marcel was the loving patriarch of his family. Predeceased by his adoring wife Anita, he leaves his daughters, Carol Sidman (David) and Jacki Guber (Rick) in addition to his grandchildren Brian Sidman (Ashley) and Lisa Sidman (Daniel) and 3 great grandchildren (Dylan, Camryn, Sunnery). He led an exemplary life that his family will make every effort to emulate. Contributions in his memory may be made to American Friends of Sdei Chemed Children’s Village c/o David Friedman 80 Broad St.; 29th Floor; New York, NY 10001 or St. Jude’s Children’ Hospital. Please visit for more information


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Sam Delisi

August 9, 2013

Marcel, wherever you are in the universe, we love you. We love your courage, your bravery, your straight forward determination, your entrepreneurship, your chutzpah, your ability to discriminate and act rightly, your leadership, your love. Well done Marcel. You made an impression on me one night in a french restaurant on the lower east side in March of 1973. Very nice exchange back then. I wish you well. Continue to bless us from your abode in whatever dimension your residing in. All the best. Bye for now.

April 22, 2013

We admired and loved Marcel Bollag as the finest Gentleman and kindest Friend. We are grateful for the 40yrs of his friendship -and- the value of such a unique and loyal Client...( surely our favorite by far!) We will miss both Marcel and his marvelous wife, Anita, with whom we shared many memorable hours that now will live always in our hearts. Our prayers to his Family,
Bruce & Alessandra (Cerza) Larcher

Henri & Janet Levaufre

February 15, 2013

We are French and were very close to Anita and Marcel for decades because of his action and escape while a POW. He came many times to visit us in Normandy and we visited him several times and twice since he was hospitalized. Quite a friend, quite a man. See you later Marcel.

January 10, 2013

We were saddened to learn of the passing of such a special man. We feel your loss.

May his memory be a blessing.
Amy & Phil
Glen Cove NY

Juan Alonso

January 10, 2013

My deepest heartfelt synpathy goes out to the Family of Marcel Bollag.It was an honor to witness today how the legacy of such a special man is evident in the life of those he left behind,my prayers to all his special family

January 9, 2013

We were so sorry to learn of Marcel's passing. We shared a special World War II history. He will always be a hero to us. In deepest sympathy, Edith and Bob Levine

January 9, 2013

My condolences to your family. May God strenthgen your family diffficult time. Psalms 46:1


January 9, 2013

Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de M. Marcel. Puissiez-vous trouver du réconfort dans la promesse que Dieu a fait qu'Il «essuyer les larmes de vos yeux ... et très bientôt," la mort ne sera plus. "-Apocalypse 21:4

January 9, 2013

I am deeply sadden about your loss. May God give your family strength and courage during these difficult times. Psalms 55: 22

January 8, 2013

Tu seras toujours dans mon coeur.
Pour l'éternité.
Simone Ourselin Lecarpentier