October 23, 1926April 29, 2021

Norman Alpert, 94 of Spring Lake, New Jersey Norman Alpert passed away peacefully on Thursday April 29th 2021 of natural causes. Norman was born in the Bronx, the son of Samuel Alpert and Pauline Steiner Alpert, both European immigrants in the early 1900’s. The family quickly moved to the lower east side tenements in the early 1930’s at the depth of the depression. With his mother speaking Polish and his father speaking Russian, Norman would quickly become fluent in the family language of Yiddish and would remain so throughout his life. Norman would describe his days in the tenements as the only goal was to get out of the tenements which were extremely difficult conditions during that era. He acquired Polio during that time also which he described as quite painful though he worked hard to recover from that illness which in some ways would shape the rest of his life. Norman found his way out of the tenements by being accepted on full scholarship to the City College of New York and became a Certified Public Account, first with Benjamin Nadel and Company and subsequently co-founding his own company Skwiersky, Alpert, and Bressler a firm still functioning today in New York City. Norman married Edith Laskowitz Alpert in 1952 and was married for 59 years until her passing in 2012. He is most known for his time in Piscataway where he raised two children and was very active at the Highland Park Temple, a third-degree Master Mason, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. While commuting from Piscataway to New York during that time he was an active participant at the Garment Center Synagogue in New York. He was always known for his extreme generosity, donating first funding for a room in the Highland Park Temple and in his later years funding for renovation of a small social hall at Temple Beth Or in Brick. He is predeceased by his wife Edith Laskowitz Alpert and survived by two children Dr. Mitchel Alpert (Debra) and Susan Alpert Lesser-Greenberg (Steve Greenberg), three grandchildren, Dr. Justin Alpert (Chloe), Jason Alpert, and Jeremy Lesser, and one great-grandchild, Goldie Alpert. He is also survived by a sister Dorothy Alpert Turf in Boca Raton, Florida. Funeral Services will be held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapel in Ocean New Jersey and burial will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, New Jersey. Due to COVID-19 funeral services will be private.


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Cary Kaplan

May 1, 2021

Blessed to have met this wonderful man who I always admired whenever I saw him
May he Rest In Peace and his memories last forever in all our hearts. My condolences to his family

Bob Gordon

April 30, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Norman and Edith were always fondly recalled by my family. Mitchell Avenue missed them. May they rest in peace and love.