Jeffrey P. Hecht

Jeffrey P. Hecht of Cedar Grove passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 62.

Born in Glen Ridge to the late Paul and Shirley (née Smith) Hecht, he lived in Livingston and North Caldwell before settling in Cedar Grove.

He was an owner/operator of a water filter manufacturing company in northern New Jersey prior to his illness.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Claudia (née Glass); his three daughters, Casey Blaha and her husband Michael, Jenifer Hecht-Rainone and her husband Joseph, and Ashley Hecht-Radiotis and her husband Taki; his grandson Michael Jr.; and his sister Jackie Hecht-Mallon.

A memorial gathering will take place at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, located at 486 Pompton Ave., on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Liver Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Published in Verona-Cedar Grove Times on Nov. 20, 2012