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Edgar Booth

Edgar H., age 88, a resident of Glen Rock, NJ, for over 50 years, died on February 21, 2015, at home, after a long illness, with his family at his side.
Born on June 8, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY. During his college years, he enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Program, but was not sent overseas. After the war, he completed college at Stanford University, majoring in journalism. In 1953, he graduated from Harvard Law School, joining his father, Benjamin H. Booth, at Booth, Lipton & Lipton, in NYC, where he spent more than 30 years. He practiced for another 30 years at other firms in NYC, specializing in bankruptcy and insolvency cases.
In Glen Rock, he served on the Glen Rock Board of Education from 1971-1977, and was Board President from 1973-1974.
In December 1955 at the wedding of a close friend from high school, Edgar met his future wife Joan Blumberg, and they were married the following October. Edgar often said that marrying Joan was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Edgar is survived by his wife Joan; his sister Deborah Katz of Rowe, MA; his son Charles Booth and his wife Carole Petersen, of Kailua, HI; his daughter Janet Zide and her husband Stephen, of Old Greenwich, CT; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Jordan, Caroline, Justin, and Lauren.
Services will be held at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel, W-150 Rte. 4, Paramus, NJ 07562, 11 AM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Donations may be made to Valley Hospice, 15 Essex Road, Suite 301, Paramus, NJ 07652.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 24, 2015
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