Dr. Paul Treatman
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AGE: 88 • Monroe
Dr. Paul Treatman, 88, of Monroe Township, NJ passed away on the morning of October 30, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Elaine, his sister Belle, and by his parents, Meyer and Sadie Treatman. Survivors include his daughter Abbe (Jeff) Baicher, son Scott (Linda) Treatman, four grandchildren: Melissa, Jennifer, Derek and Jacquelyn, five great grandchildren: Elexa, Ava, Troy, Jake and Anthony, as well as his devoted companion, Sylvia Ruben.
Dr. Treatman was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 19th, 1924. He attended Brooklyn college, where he received his BA degree, then went on to NY University for his MA and PhD degrees in education. He worked for 34 years in the NYC school system as: teacher, assistant principal, principal, and school district superintendent. He was an adjunct associate professor at several NY metro area colleges and universities. He also served as resident educational consultant to the government of the US Virgin Islands. In his spare time Dr. Treatman enjoyed performing in amateur theater productions and had several small parts in films. He was an accomplished author, writing a memoir, Back to the Trenches, and publishing seven volumes of poetry: Haikus for Punsters. In WWII he served as a combat medic with the First Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor and membership in the French Legion of Honor for his role in liberating France from the Germans.
Dr. Treatman was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family dearly and always remembered birthdays and anniversaries. He had a sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor along with a strong moral compass. He was extremely generous to his family and donated regularly to several veteran organizations. Paul will be greatly missed by his family and friends along with his neighbors at the Ponds.
Funeral services will be held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapel in Manalapan, NJ. on Thursday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. Shiva will be held at the home of the deceased on Thursday evening and Friday morning, Donations may be sent to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5000 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
Published in Home News Tribune on Oct. 31, 2013