Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ


Terese G. Greendorfer

April 4, 1924March 14, 2020

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, Terese Grosman Greendorfer, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at the age of 95 after a long illness, surrounded by family members and loving caregivers.

Tere was born on April 4, 1924 to the late Honorable Robert D. Grosman and Rosie Rich Grosman. Tere, a graduate of the Tobe Coburn School of Fashion, was Fashion Editor at The Star Ledger for 30 years. She was the recipient of the Frany Fashion Reporting of New York award, 1974, Israel Fashion medal, 1975, Fur Council National Retail Merchants Association awards, Emba Mink Breeders awards and a Lifetime Achievement award from her alma mater, Tobe Coburn. Tere was a Member of the National Federation of Press Women, and the Newswomen's Club (New York).

Tere was a style leader, avid cook, gardening enthusiast and cat rescuer and fancier with a great sense of humor.

Survivors include children Rory Rogel, and Richard Rogel, sisters Ruth Winter and Jeanne Weisman, stepchildren Ann and Lenny Robinowitz, and Judy Greendorfer, grandchildren Mollye Rogel, Beth Wanger, Heidi Benedict, Joel Wanger and Eric Wanger. She was predeceased by her son, Todd Rogel and her husband, Sidney Greendorfer.

There will be a graveside service at the B’nai Jeshurun cemetery in Elizabeth. Due to necessary restrictions regarding the coronavirus, a memorial service and party will be held later in the spring or early summer. If you wish to honor Tere's memory, the family suggests contributions to Alley Cat Allies (https://www.alleycat.org) or the Rachel Coalition (https://www.jfsmetrowest.org/domestic-violence-rachel-coalition/).


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Terese G. Greendorfer

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David Ralston

March 19, 2020

It was always great to see Aunt Tere for the holidays and Special Occasions. She will be missed.

Peter Weisman

March 19, 2020

Aunt Tere rescued us from the “Emergency baby sitter” who brought her own bottle of vodka and locked us out of the house.
Thanks Aunt Tere!
We miss you already...
Peter, Jeff and bob Weisman