Jerry Bronfman

October 3, 1921June 16, 2013

Jerome Martin (Jerry) Bronfman, D.D.S., 91, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of West Orange, NJ, died at home, Sunday, June 16, 2013. Born October 3, 1921 in Newark, N. J. to the late Ida and Benjamin Bronfman, Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife Norma Lee Levenson Bronfman, brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Effie Bronfman and sister-in-law, Mary Levenson. Jerry is survived by sons Stuart B. Bronfman (Barbara) of Burlington, VT, Dr. Richard A Bronfman (Sheila) of Little Rock, AR and Dr. Robert B Bronfman (Lee) of McLean, VA, brother-in-law Milton Levenson of Menlo Park, CA, cousin Charles Fain of Boca Raton, FL and numerous Bronfman and Levenson nieces, nephews, other lifelong friends and extended family. He is also survived by his special friend, Sylvia Heisman of Boca Raton, FL

Jerry did two tours in the Army 1942-1944 during World War II and 1951-1953 as a Captain in the Dental Corps during the Korean Crisis.

He graduated from Montclair State Teachers College and did post graduate work at LSU and Stanford before graduating from the University of Minnesota Dental School, where he met his wife, Norma. He then set up his general dentistry practice in Newark, NJ in 1947. After his final discharge from the Army he returned to West Orange, NJ where he continued his dental practice until his retirement in 1989. During his time in New Jersey he was a member of Beth Israel Synagogue. Dr. Bronfman was an active member of the Essex County, New Jersey and American Dental Societies. During his dental career he volunteered at the Beth Israel Hospital Dental Clinic and for the American Cancer Society. After retiring he volunteered regularly at Daughters of Israel in West Orange and was an active volunteer for Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton until the last year of his life.

The family would like to thank our special angel, Marjorie Meikle. Also Annmarie Hudson, Marie Thompson and Desreen Meikle for their wonderful love, care and companionship in their time with Jerry. Thanks to Sue Kaufman for being such a wonderful friend and neighbor.

Jerry’s remarkable health to the end can be traced to frequent naps, two vodka’s with lime before dinner and an active social life.

A graveside service will be held at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge, New Jersey at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 26. Arrangements by I J Morris Funeral Directors in Boca Raton. Online guest book at Locally Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston, NJ.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Graveside Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Deb Schneider

June 26, 2013

My thoughts are with your family as you celebrate Dr. Jerry's life. May peace and fond memories comfort you.

June 25, 2013

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to our friends Bob and Lee Bronfman and the entire Bronfman family. May the wonderful memories of your loved one sustain you in this time of sorrow.
Cher and Tim Miller
Bluffton, SC

don faruolo

June 25, 2013

Dr. Bronfman was one of the finest men I ever knew. He treated both myself and my parents and became a friend to us all. I would see him often around town in West Orange and it was always a pleasure to meet with him. In reading his obituary, I can see why he was such an amazing man. And a very fine dentist as well. I will miss him so much but remember him always. And my condolences to my former high school classmates, Richard & Rorbert and all of the Bronfman family. Don Faruolo.

Mark and Linda Richards

June 25, 2013

Our sincere Sympathies to Jerry's Family and friends especially our dear friends Bob and Lee Bronfman. We too will miss Jerry and his humor and wit..

lee swidler

June 25, 2013

i was saddened to hear of the passing of my "uncle jerry". to me he was family. growing up i saw him almost every night, visiting for his after dinner cup of coffee. always a smile, that is one memory that will never fade. R.I.P.

Mandy Gillespie

June 24, 2013

We wish we could be present to celebrate Jerry's life. With love and wishes of comfort...Jeff, Mandy, and Caroline Gillespie