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Harvey L. Bilker

AGE: 79 • Barnegat

Harvey L. Bilker, 79, of Barnegat, passed on Monday, March 26, 2012. Harvey was born on June 15, 1932 in Phil., PA and lived in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, before settling in Howell, NJ in 1969 and then retiring in Barnegat, NJ in 1999. He was one of the eight editors (Medical and Associated Sciences) for The Random House Dictionary of The English Language and authored over 200 short stories and articles published in anthologies by book houses that include Simon and Schuster, Putnam, Random House and Pocket Books, and in national and local magazines. He wrote three books published by Contemporary Books: "Photojournalism: A Freelancer's Guide"; co-author (with wife, Audrey) of "Writing Mysteries That Sell"; and "Writing Science Fiction That Sells." As a Freelance Reporter-Photojournalist for The New York Times, he was a contributor to The Times Camera Column. Many front page photographs were published by The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, and Tri-Town News. Harvey was a Broadway Stage Manager, member of Actors' Equity, and scriptreader for Broadway Producers, including Herman Shumlin, the original Producer-Director of the stage play "Inherit the Wind," among other hits, including Robert Redford's first major New York stage performance in "Tall Story." Being a registered Pharmacist for over 40 years, he was a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and medical writer of documents regarding new ethical drugs for submission to the FDA. He also wrote documents for international regulatory agencies for approval of new drugs worldwide. Clients included Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, SmithKline Beecham, Merck & Co., Pharmacia & Upjohn, Schering Plough, Abbott Laboratories, and Pfizer.

He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Audrey, in 2000. Surviving are his sisters, Selma Zonies and Gladys Leabman; brother, Stanton Bilker; son, Scott L. Bilker; and grandchildren, Brandon S. Bilker, Grant L. Bilker, and Brooke A. Bilker.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, March 29, 2012 at The Barnegat Memorial Cemetery, West Bay Ave, Barnegat. Barnegat Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. For information and condolence messages to the family, visit www.BarnegatFH.com.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 28, 2012.
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March 28, 2012
scotty you have my sincere and deepest sympathy. what a nice man your father was. im so sorry for you and your families loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
elaine rumola
March 28, 2012
Harvey will truely be missed by all. I will especially miss him sharing his storys and discussing food section of his newspaper
Theresa Gerhard (dietitian barnegat nursing center )
March 28, 2012
Scott, Harvey will be Truly Missed. I will miss his stories , jokes and the articles he would save from the NY Times For me. I'm sorry for your loss.
Chris Truax
March 28, 2012
Scott, Harvey was a pleasure to care for. I will truly miss his stories , jokes and the never ending articles that he cut out of the NY times for me. ...
Christe TruaxChristeT
March 28, 2012
Harvey was a treasure to have in our healthcare facility. I will miss his daily conversations, and his information he so willingly shared with everyone.Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Sue Wnorowski Barnegat Rehab and Nursing.
March 28, 2012
Scott - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Although I have not seen your Dad in many many years, I will always remember him from when you were a young boy and I babysat for you. He and your Mom loved you so much and were dedicated to your happiness; they were wonderful people and will forever be missed. Barbara and Jerry Turning
Barbara and Jerry Turning
March 28, 2012
Scott, your dad lived an awesome life. I am thinking of you constantly.
Love, Mary Zarn
March 28, 2012
Scott sorry to hear of your loss
Evelyn Bonilla
March 28, 2012
The fact that your dad was on friendly terms with Sir Issac Asimov, Denny O'Neil, and C.C. Beck made him uber-cool. My sympathies for your loss.
Christopher Peruzzi
March 28, 2012
I knew Harvey from my friendship with his son Scott. I spent time with him and his family on a couple of New Year's celebrations, and at birthday gatherings for his grand children. His son Scott and I worked together for a few years (at the Navy base in Lakehurst, NJ) and became good friends. I offer my deepest condolences to Harvey's family and friends.

Robert Gamble
March 28, 2012
Scott you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Dad is missed
Pam Koval
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