Dr. Arthur Factor

86, Highland Park, New Jersey

Age 87


May 6, 2019
86, Highland Park, New Jersey


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Dr. Arthur Factor

Highland Park - Dr. Arthur Factor died peacefully at home in Highland Park, New Jersey, on May, 6, 2019,12 days short of his 87th birthday, after a long illness. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, to Abraham and Bessie Factor, he graduated from Tufts University and Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1958 with a specialty in pediatrics.

During his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital in 1959 he met the love of his life, Jane Lerner. They married in 1959 and moved to Philadelphia for residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and then to Children's Hospital of Detroit, Michigan for a fellowship in pediatric hematology.

In 1964 Dr. Factor moved to Highland Park, New Jersey, to join the practice of Dr. Martha Leonard and Dr. Paul Curtis. He later formed the University Pediatrics practice, from which he retired in 2000. He served as the head of Pediatrics at Middlesex General Hospital (now the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital) for many years.

An enthusiastic supporter of the arts, Dr. Factor was appointed by the Governor to serve on the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He was Chairman of the Council for several years and also served as vice-Chair. He was a member of the Council's Arts Education Committee and of the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership (NJEAP) Steering Committee. He received the Governors Award in Arts Education in 2012.

He leaves his wife, Jane Factor, two sons, Dr. Drew Factor and wife Adrianna and their children Sophia, Sebastian, and Eva of Sacramento, California; and Steven Factor of San Luis Obispo, California; sister Harriet Gassel of Knoxville, Tennessee; Milo Lopes who lived with the family as an exchange student from Brazil and became an honorary family member; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will take place at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, at 11:00 Friday, May 10, 2019.

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Our sons were his patients for many years. Upon hearing of Dr. Factors death, David wrote, He has always been for me the ideal doctor. I remember many wonderful conversations with him. We remember him fondly. Cheryl and Howard Bromwich

very fond memories of Art during our years at Tufts university. My deepest condolences Doris Toltz Friedman

The Klezmer Sketch- Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Dear Jane and family,
I send my love and hearfelt sympathies to all of you. I would be there today, but I am in China about to teach choreography to young people here. I know Arthur is smiling. He was an extraordinary man who left a legacy for children in so many ways. I had the honor of having Arthur and Jane in my class at the Artist/Teacher Institute years ago. Carolyn Dorfman Dance was so proud to have him on our Board of Trustees. He introduced to composer/musician, Greg Wall,...

I have very fond memories of serving with Arthur on the Board of Trustees for Carolyn Dorfman Dance. He was a wonderful man who was a true champion for the arts in New Jersey and will be missed by everyone. My deepest condolences to the family.

My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you during this difficult time...

I am the youngest of 4 children, "the baby", and I am 55. Till this day, Dr.Factor is referred to as "DR.GOD". He is very well and alive in our memories. He is part of the moral fiber of the Klein family and he will truly be missed. He was much more than a Doctor to our Mom, Beatrice Klein, who recently passed.
Not only was he our pediatrician but our children's as well; until he retired. We still kept tabs on him through the "Network".

Arthur Factor was such a warm and lovely dr. He was the dr I went to see as my children were growing up. He was their favorite as we.l as mine. My sincere condolences are with Jane and his entire family