Max S. Schoeffler

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Max S. Schoeffler

AGE: 85 • Monroe Twp.

Max S. Schoeffler, 85, of Monroe Township, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. Born in Berlin, Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1939 settling in Bayonne, NJ. He had resided in Morris Plains and Old Bridge before moving to Monroe in 2010. Max graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. He received his PhD in Psychology from Indiana University and then received his Master's in mathematics from The University of Michigan. As a member of the United States Army he worked at Fort Knox, KY, before joining Bell Labs in Morris Plains, NJ retiring several years ago. An internationally known research psychologist, he chaired the 1980 International Congress, "to get work on board for common display and numeric sequencing for telephone services." He holds four patents, including a patent for Artificial Intelligence and redialing function in telephone communication. He was a member of the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, an Eagle Scout and a world traveler, who enjoyed hiking, racquet- ball and pottery making. He was a lover of all types of music, theater and opera. He was Fellow of the American Psychological Society and was honored by the Israel Bond Movement for his work on behalf of the State of Israel.

Mr. Schoeffler was predeceased by his parents Nathan and Bertha (Sclussel) Schoeffler and his son Matthew. Surviving are his wife Judith E. Burgis, his sons Daniel, of Huntington, LI, NY, Steven, of NYC, NY Michael, of Highland Park, NJ, two stepchildren, Cynthia Walsh, of Ocean Township, NJ, Louis Burgis, of NYC, NY three daughters-in-law, Patricia, Schoeffler, Pamela Dahlen, Katerina Dimich, his son-in-law Steven Walsh, his sister Sylvia Walker , of Bayonne, NJ, his brother Sidney Schoeffler, of Concord, NH and nine grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 9th at the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Internment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, 239 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Meyers-Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901.

Published in Home News Tribune from July 9 to July 10, 2014
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