Daniel M. Kadish
1939 - 2019
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VERNON -- Daniel M. Kadish, 79, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y. He was born May 16, 1939, in San Francisco, Calif., to Reuben and Barbara (Weeks) Kadish. In 1946, his family moved to Vernon, where they became dairy farmers.

After graduating from Sussex High School, he went on to attend New York University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in art history in 1964. He continued his education at Yale University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1968 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1969.

From 1963 through 1982, Dan was a college instructor of fine arts. He was active in the Hoboken and Jersey City fine arts world. Additionally, he exhibited his paintings in Ohio and New Jersey. In 1996, he and his wife, Carol, began raising beef cattle. Prices Switch Farms is one of Sussex County's preserved farms.

Besides Dan's love of art, he was active in Vernon's history and government. He was a former member of the Vernon Historical Society and a current member of the Vernon Historic Preservation Commission. In the 1990s, Dan entered politics and served as a Vernon committeeman. In 2011, he re-entered local government as a Vernon councilman, which continued until the present day.

Dan is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons, David Kadish and his partner, Sarah Rand, of White Plains, N.Y., and Jonathan Kadish and his wife, Kim, of Woodstock, N.Y. He is also survived by his brother, Julian Kadish, wife, Marielle Ferriter, and nieces, Kaleala and Alaisha Kadish-Ferriter, of Norton, Mass.; nephew, Philip Kadish and his wife, Lael, of New York City; and his sister-in-law, Pamela Tilli, of Hardyston. Dan was predeceased by his brother, Kennan.

Visitation with Dan's family will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 10, followed by a memorial service from noon to 1 p.m., at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Daniel's name may be made to any of the Vernon Township fire departments or ambulance squads. Online condolences may be offered at www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com.

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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 3, 2019.
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March 10, 2019
We are very saddened by Dan's passing, but feel fortunate to have known him. When we came to Vernon from NYC, Dan was our historian, and introduced us and our grandchildren to life in the country and on the farm. We remember his lecture at the Historical Society and the photographs of the early years of Vernon and his family farm. Whenever we ran into Dan in town, he was always generous with his time, sharing various Township news with us. We express our sincere condolences to Carol and all of Dan's family.
Jerry and Deanna Levy
March 8, 2019
Dan Silverman
March 8, 2019

Dan's knowledge, compassion and good humor made him great company. I feel it an honor to have known him. He will be missed.
Barbara Jaggi Jerry Limone
March 7, 2019
Carol, we are so very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Beautiful memories we shared will remain in our thoughts. Dan and I cannot attend your service because of illness. We are here for you if there is anything we can do for you. Know that we hold Dan in our hearts.
Dan and Fran Boltz
March 7, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Dan.
Jennie Sweetman
March 5, 2019
Dear Carol and family,

I cannot say how sorry I am to hear of Dan's passing. He was a wonderfully witty and interesting soul. I enjoyed talking to him immensely when I saw him throughout the years. He was one of a kind.

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

debby D'Aries
March 5, 2019
Dear Carol;

I learned about your husband's passing through my aunt who reisdes in the area. As I read the beautiful obituary of him I was so warmed by his many contributions and attributes that he gave to his family, friends and community. I felt so happy that you had found and lived with your life with this wonderful man. Your sorrow today must be heavy but I do hope that in time all the cherished memories you have will give you solace, peace and bring happiness once more. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Judy Bischoff
March 5, 2019
Judy Bischoff
March 4, 2019
My condolences to the entire Kadish family. I was honored to know Dan when I worked for the New Jersey Herald in the early 90's as well as to have been a guest at his marriage to Carol and also a guest several times to their farm. Dan was a very intelligent and interesting man with wonderful stories about his family. May he rest in peace.
March 3, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brenda kimble Klotz
February 27, 2019
I will miss Dan's beautiful soul on planet earth. Dan changed my life and the lives of my 2 children for the good. We are better people because of Dan. Forever in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
Barbara Gamstetter
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