December 2, 1932 – May 7, 2018
On May 7th, 2018 Arlene Schacht of Tinton Falls closed her classroom and office doors, left the stage and danced across the ballroom. She was born, raised and educated in NYC and was a graduate of New York University. She held a Master’s Degree and was a life-long educator. Arlene retired from the Neptune Township School District where she taught, counseled and then supervised the Guidance Department. She held many licenses including Principal and Supervisor. As an Adjunct professor she taught graduate counseling courses for Kean University. Career Development was of special interest and she consulted and collaborate with the New Brunswick Public Schools and New Brunswick Tomorrow. Arlene was also known as a speaker and workshop presenter and served for many years on the Executive Board of the New Jersey School Counselor Association. Her interest were many and varied among which were: performing with theater groups and ballroom dancing. She was a friend, mentor and people person with a sense of humor and a zest for life. She is survived by her sons Scott and Glenn (Amy) and her grandchildren Diana, Michael, Danielle, and Robert. A funeral service will be at 1pm on Thursdays May 10th, 2018 at Bloomfield-Coper Jewish Chapels, Ocean. Interment will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Heart Association.
- Glenn Schacht, Son
- Scott Schacht, Son
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
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May 9, 2018
Arlene was a real mensch, in every sense of the word. Arlene was a fellow guidance counselor in Neptune for many years. She was a wonderful educator who always worked very hard to help her students.
Several years ago, Arlene and I went for our interviews together, at Newark State College, for a Master's program in Pupil Personnel Services. The professors asked me a few questions, which I answered. However, they hammered Arlene with a great many questions that she considered. Afterwards, she thought that she had failed the interview. Little did she know at the time, they wanted to see how well she held up under pressure. She was accepted into a new program called "Project Now."
Arlene was a very close friend who always laughed at my jokes. She will be greatly missed by myself and my family. My family will be attending our grandson's graduation at Rowan University, and can not attend Arlene's services. However, our hearts and our thoughts are with Arlene and her family.