Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels

2130 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ


Anita Bear

August 9, 1944January 13, 2020

Anita Bear, 75, passed away on January 13, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Kenneth, her children; Stacy Socha and her husband, Robert, Leslie Schubert and her husband, Ryan and her son, Ross Bear; her grandchildren; Aaron Socha, Alexander Socha, Henry Bear, Dayna Schubert, Katie Socha, Ethan Bear, Eric Socha and Logan Schubert, her sister; Sherry Ann Frankel and her husband, Bruce, and her beloved bulldog, Skittles. A funeral service will be held for Anita at Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ at 11am on Thursday, January 16 followed by an entombment at Mt, Sinai Cemetery, Marlboro. The family will sit Shiva at the Socha Residence in Holmdel, NJ, following the service until 8pm on Thursday, and on Saturday and Sunday (Jan 18th and 19th) from 6-8pm. If you would like to make a donation in Anita’s name the family asks that you consider the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at https://www.mskcc.org or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at https://www.dana-farber.org.


18 January


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stacy and Robert Socha's Residence

19 January


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stacy and Robert Socha's Residence


  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Shiva Thursday, January 16, 2020


Anita Bear

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Tara Sagliocco

January 16, 2020

I have just heard of this great loss to all.

But did want to share a great memory of Anita Bear. Whenever Anita came over to our home while my dad had been alive he would announce "I need a bear hug." Laughing she always would comply.

The shared childhood stories are too many to tell, but she will be missed and was loved by all us Blackwells.

My prayers and thoughts go out to all of her family, hugs to Kenny.
Tara Blackwell Sagliocco

Noel Lew

January 14, 2020

Anita and I met at a General Mills meeting in Minneapolis and it was a instant friendship. They opened their home as my first visit to New Jersey / New York.. and attending Lesile’s and Ross’s wedding .. we even happen to be in Hawaii at the same time and met for lunch. When Kenny and her made the trip out to LA for my daughter’s wedding reception was the last time we shared as I promised to come to New Jersey to visit when I retired, but she had been ill and we didn’t make there as my daughter had twins and we started babysitting but I was sad that I couldn’t share the news with her . I’ve missed her those years but I know she is in a better place as a angel free .. I am thankful for the years of Friendship we shared and forever hope to keep in touch with Kenny, Lesile and the Family. Our Hearts are with all of you .. Love You All .. Noel and Dickson Lew