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Sara Bock

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Sara Bock

AGE: 90 • Freehold

Sara Bock, of Freehold, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She was born in Israel (British-Mandate Palestine) in 1926, younger sister of the artist Lea Nikel. She was a homemaker and childcare provider.

She is survived by her three children Yehuda, Batsheva, and Steven, all who are doctors (2 PhDs and an MD), which was her proudest accomplishment. She is survived by 7 grandchildren (Jonathan, Elinor, Joshua, Jodi, Daniel, Abigail, and Jacob) and 2 great-grandchildren (Dean and Ellis).

She is predeceased by her husband Philip who she met and married in Israel following the 1948 War of Independence, and her parents Batsheva and Chaim Yehuda Nikelsberg, who died in Israel when she was young.

She moved from Israel to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1954, and then lived in the Rockaways, Queens, prior to moving to Brookside Assisted Living in Freehold. Sara survived five hip operations, thyroid cancer, and multiple fractures from falls. She was a very strong woman, a "women's libber," before there was such a phrase, and one of her proudest moments was being able to vote for a woman president. Sara was active in Hadassah and the Israel Veterans organization Machal.

Funeral Services will be held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 44 Wilson Ave, Manalapan, NJ 07726, Sunday, March 26, 11 am. Burial at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont Rd, Elmont, NY 11003. Shiva will be held at the home of Batsheva and David Salberg, Manalapan, Sunday following the burial until 8 pm, and Mon to Wed. from 1-4, and 6-8 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Hadassah, or AAUW Tech Trek Camp at Stockton University
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 25, 2017
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