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Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

OBITUARY

Murray J. Sklar

June 11, 1924December 12, 2016

Murray Sklar, 92, of Livingston passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. Murray was born in Newark, NJ and graduated from Weequahic High School in 1943. He went on to serve his country as a Marine in the Second World War, fighting valiantly in the battles of Saipan and Okinawa. After his discharge as a Corporal on January 8, 1946, Murray went back to school to earn the credits needed for college. He was accepted to The Citadel in South Carolina, where he studied for two years. Because The Citadel did not have a course in mechanical engineering, he transferred to Newark College of Engineering, now NJIT, and graduated with an engineering degree. After marrying his wife Harriet, Murray went back to NCE for his Master’s degree and professional engineering license. Upon graduating, he took a job with Fada Radio and Electric. He was later hired by ITT Laboratories, where he worked on the first Talos missile program. When ITT moved to California, he was hired by Lockheed Electronics in Plainfield, NJ where he spent the rest of his professional career until he retired in 1990.

Murray is a past president of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston and a past president of TBS Men’s Club. He is a past Commandant of the West Hudson Marine Corps League and served 14 years as state Chaplain for the NJ Marine Corps League. He was given the honor of being made Honorary Past State Commandant of the New Jersey Marine Corps League, and he was voted Marine of the Year. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 740 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2856. He was predeceased by his sisters, Carolyne Sklar Freidin (Jack, predeceased) and Margaret Miller (Jack, predeceased). Murray is survived by his wife Harriet of 68 years, his son Charles, his daughter Robin (Ken), his grandson Colin, and many family members and friends.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Temple Beth Shalom of Livingston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Shalom of Livingston.

Arrangements under the direction of Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, NJ.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Leigh Luzzo

December 23, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Uncle Murray.

Leigh & Amy MIller.

Donald Pripstein

December 15, 2016

So sorry to hear of Murray's death. After Friday eve services at JCC of LBI, we would talk of our joint interest in JWV, of which he was a proud member, and I was an officer in the Austin, TX Post. He was very proud of his service in the Marines, and firmly believed that all Jewish veterans should belong to JWV. He will be missed. Don Pripstein

Rhonda Lynne

December 14, 2016

Aunt Harriet, Cousin Chuck, Cousin Robin and family,
My sincerest condolences. Uncle Murray was dearly loved by my mother Carolyne,, she had so much respect for her brother. Erica and Jessica have many fond memories of the Florida visits. He will truly be missed.
May his memory be a blessing to all who loved him.
With much love.

Ronnie Grau

December 14, 2016

I worked for 23 years as a sheet-metal fabricator at Lockheed Electronics in Watchung until they closed the plant in 1990......I wish to convey my deepest condolence to the Sklar family......I would see Murray's smiling face practically everyday, and he always seemed to be in very good humor....I want to say he was one of the nicest members of the engineering department with whom we interacted on a regular basis.....And now after reading his distinguished accomplishments, I can further understand his exceptionally professional demeanor......May he rest in peace......

December 14, 2016

Marine Murray Sklar Has taken up his final post on the streets of Heaven.... Semper Fidels.....Norm Bloomfield, John Basilone Det. MCL

Al Frater

December 14, 2016

Was alway a pleasure working with you in the Marine Corps League. You were very dedicated and willing to help when needed. God bless...

Jill Lake

December 14, 2016

Chuck and Robin, your father sounds like he was a wonderful man. I am sorry for your loss.

Franco Cignarella

December 13, 2016

The first and only time I met you, you had a wonderful impression on me. I immediately knew you were a great and successful man in life and definitely in family. A great father and husband was prevalent. Good bless you.

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