November 29, 1930 – January 2, 2019
Manchester – Hyman Schechter, 88, of Manchester, NJ passed away peacefully on the evening of January 2, 2019 at the Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Toms River, NJ. Hy was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. It was there that Hy studied music, his first true love. He was an accomplished musician, playing Sax, Clarinet, Flute and many other woodwind instruments. He played with many notable orchestras and performers. He played in numerous bands and ensembles over the years, including his band, the Sherry Kay Trio, the Toms River Municipal Band, Ocean County College Concert Band, and The Pinewood Crest Orchestra. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and played in the Navy Band at that time, as well. He later moved to Toms River to work on a Farm, owned by his Father-in-Law, and then became employed by the Toms River Post Office where he would serve an entire career as a Technician. At the same time, Hy was a member of the 63rd Army Band of the New Jersey Army National Guard, where he completed his military career and retired with over 20 years of service. He was always proud of his service. Hy is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Perle Schechter, his three sons, Lee and his wife Kim, Marc and his wife Chris, Ken and his wife Brenda, and his six grandchildren Corey, David, Samantha, Nicholas, Max and Molly and lastly his two Great Grandchildren Leona and Amelia Rose. Services will be held at 1PM on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 1488 Old Freehold Rd. Toms River, NJ. Interment will follow at the Congregation B’nai Israel Memorial Cemetery, W. Whitty Road, Toms River, NJ.
- Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, January 4, 2019