AGE: 94 • Highland Park
Adelaide (Marcus) Zagoren, 94, passed away peacefully at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ on Friday, January 31, 2014. She was born and raised in New Brunswick, lived in Highland Park before moving to Monroe Township, NJ, then moved to Parker at Stonegate, Highland Park, NJ. Adelaide was a 1940 graduate of New Jersey College for Women-Douglass College at Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree. She began her career as a journalist
for the New Brunswick Home News, then worked with the United Way of New Jersey as an Associate Director and the Girl Scouts, as well as being the Executive Director of the Douglass Alumnae Association of Douglass College of Rutgers University from 1968-1994. She was employed as an Executive Director for the Raritan Valley Girl Scouts Council in Highland Park, NJ.
Adelaide was listed in Who's Who in American Women and Who' s Who in the East. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Circle in the Square Theater in New York, Past President of the Sisterhood of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, Vice President of Region II of Association of Girl Scouts Professional Workers and Public Relations Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Raritan Valley. Adelaide also served as the Executive Director of the Raritan Valley Girl Scout Council from 1961-1966, President of the Blanche and Laurie Foundation for nineteen years, member of the Board of Directors of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick from 1994 until the present, member of the board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation and Past President of Mutual 16 of Rossmoor, New Jersey. She was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District 8 Free Arbitration Committee. Adelaide was the author of a book entitled "Involving Alumni in Career Assistance Programs". Adelaide was the recipient of many awards. She received the Thanks Badge, which is the highest award in Girl Scouting for Outstanding Volunteer Service, selected as one of six Women of Achievement by the New Jersey Federation of Women's Clubs and Douglass College, recipient of the Distinguished Recognition Alumnae Awards of Douglass College and the Council of Advancement and Support of Education by the Rutgers College Alumni Association and received the Margaret R. Corwin Award for Alumnae Service. She was recognized as a Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2006, and also received the Rutgers University Medal in 1994, which is one of the highest Rutgers University Awards.
Adelaide was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Bessie Marcus, her sisters and her husband Charles, (1985), and is survived by her son Dr. Robert Zagoren and his fiancée Dr. Lynn Suzanne Tress, of Boca Raton, FL, her daughter Laura Zagoren Baron and her husband Norman, of Hackettstown, NJ, her grandchildren Jennifer and her husband Lowell Walters, of Tampa, FL, Sam Zagoren and his wife Ewa, of New York, NY, Jeremy Master, of Nome, AL and Ben Master , of Concord, NH, her great grandchildren Gabriel and Rebecca Walters and her twin sister Ruth Marcus Patt, of Princeton, NJ.
Funeral Services will be held today, February 2, 2014, at 12PM at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, New Brunswick, NJ. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College-Adelaide Zagoren Lecture Series, 181 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ or to Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, 239 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.