Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ


Tanya Tabak

April 11, 1936February 10, 2020

Tanya Tabak (nee Hodes) of Verona, NJ and Boca Raton, FL died February 10th, 2020 with her family by her side, she was 83. She was born April 11, 1936 to Sam and Rose (nee Klatsgo) Hodes. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Bellmore NY before moving to Livingston, New Jersey in 1969.

Mrs. Tabak was an educator teaching high school social studies, co-owner of two child care centers and was employed by Catholic Charities as a child care director for many years. Mrs. Tabak devoted many years of volunteer service to the Foundation for Diabetes Research and National Council for Jewish Women.

She was married to the love of her life S.Charles Tabak for 63 years until his passing in 2017. Together they traveled the world and made their dreams come true.

She is survived by her two daughters; Elissa (Frank) Lombardo and Karen (Steven) Honig,5 grandchildren; Andrea (Juston Monroe), Traci (Hilton Seibert), Daniel, David, Michael, a great grandchild Caleb Samuel and a brother Eugene Hodes.

Services will be held February 13th with arrangements by Bernheim,Apter, Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel of Livingston.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to; the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and the Foundation for Diabetes Research, 513 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Suite 220 Livingston, NJ 07039, www.diabetesnj.org.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Burial Thursday, February 13, 2020


Tanya Tabak

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Miriam Sochor

February 12, 2020

Tanya was a special woman. She was a true nurturer. She pulled everyone she loved into her world. We met 35 years ago at the Garden State Yacht club at a Halloween party. I was wearing my Weequahic High School twirling uniform and she came up to me and said, "I could never be friends with someone who fit into her high school twirling outfit." It was the beginning of a wonderful friendship! I loved her intellect, wit, honesty, generosity and most of all, her company. We had fun. We laughed and cried together. We studied, talked about books and movies, played cards, had lunches and dinners, shared stories. I will miss her every day! Mimi