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Lilliam Riemer Rand

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Lilliam Riemer Rand

formerly of Long Branch

Lilliam Riemer Rand, formerly of Long Branch, passed away on January 24, 2014. Born in the Bronx, she moved with her family to Freehold in 1942, where she lived until 1961. Her first marriage was to her Freehold High School sweetheart, Paul Riemer, who predeceased her in 1959. She was left to raise two young sons and was thrilled to meet and fell head over heels in love with her second husband, Jacob Rand, in 1961, at which point she created a family home in the Elberon section of Long Branch. She and Jack had a third son of their own and were happily married for 46 years until his passing in 2008. In 1992, she and Judge Rand moved to Monroe Township and then, soon after his passing, she moved to Aventura, Florida to be closer to family.

In addition to serving as the secretary for Judge Rand's law practice, she began her own business as a collector and seller of Victorian antique collectibles at two antiques centers in Red Bank, to which she devoted herself for over 25 years. She was a connoisseur of hatpins, silver top jars, miniature frames, snuff boxes and many other small and precious items, gleaned from the many excursions she took with Jack to England and the British countryside. She took great pride and felt much joy in her avocation, meeting and enjoying other collectors wherever she travelled, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic states. She also loved playing Canasta and word games, especially Codeword puzzles and Scrabble, which she played for her entire life with her husbands, sons and grandkids, still winning at it a week before her passing. She loved to shop and return, eat foods with extra pepper, and freely offered her opinions about what you needed to do to take care of yourself.

Most of all, though, she adored being Judge Rand's wife, the keeper of a Jewish home, and the Jewish mother to her three sons, all of whom survive her: Stephen Riemer and his wife, Laurie, of North Miami Beach, Keith Rand and his husband, John D'Amico, of West Hollywood, California, and Michael Rand of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Paul and Brian Riemer and Alex and Lindsay Rand, and by her sister, Sandra Ashkenazi of Bethesda, Maryland.

Funeral service Monday, Jan. 27th, 11:00 a.m. at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch, followed by burial at Brothers of Israel cemetery, West Long Branch.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly make donations to the .

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 26, 2014
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