Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, NJ


Deanna Schanker

April 29, 1937January 4, 2020

Deanna Schanker, 82, passed away on January 4, 2020.

Deanna was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Bernard Schanker, and her companion of 20 years, Henry Vadasz, with whom she resided between Freehold Township in the summer and Florida in the winter.

She was the beloved mother to Beth Bernstein and her husband, Steven; Russell Schanker and his wife, Elizabeth; and Lauren Martinez and her husband, Christopher; and beloved grandmother to her grandchildren: Jason Bernstein, Alyssa Bernstein, Nicholas Schanker, Brian Schanker, Matthew Martinez, Sara Martinez, Michael Schanker, and Kelly Martinez.

A funeral service will be held for Deanna at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726 followed by a burial at Beth Israel Cemetery, 1098 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution in Deanna’s name to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Deanna Schanker

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Harriet, Ira and Lynn Bernstein

January 8, 2020

At Passover Seders, we could depend on Deanna singing the loudest
Dai-dai-yenu, dai-dai-yenu....
She put her whole heart into that song! We will miss her.