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Shay Kless

Fords - Private funeral services were held Monday January 29, 2018 for Shay Kless, 85, who passed away at home on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Born and raised in Perth Amboy, Shay moved to Fords in 1957, where she resided with her husband Al, to whom she was married for 59 years. He predeceased her in 2011.

Shay graduated Perth Amboy High School and immediately went to work at Russell-Stanley Corporation in Woodbridge, managing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and eventually becoming the company Purchasing Agent and Corporate Secretary.

She retired after more than 50 years there. Shay was an astute business executive, negotiating multi-million dollar steel contracts with Japanese steel manufacturers, in an era when most women were discouraged from advancing up the corporate ladder.

Shay loved nothing more than being with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed summers at the Jersey shore and winters in Florida. She was an amazing cook and baker, hosting holiday dinners and family celebrations until her death. She is survived by her daughter, Rezi Zeelens and her husband Ron, her son Mick Kless and his wife Stacy, her grandchildren, Jeff Kless and his wife Courtney, Adam Zeelens, Emily Kless, Deena Zeelens and her sister, Fran Schulman.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave. Fords, NJ 08863.

To send condolences, visit flynnfuneral.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 30, 2018
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