Obituary of Norman Berens
Norman Berens, Born in 1934 in Brooklyn, NY to Isaac and Pearl Berens. Norman Berens of Franklin Park, NJ joined his beloved wife Eileen, sons Clark and Scott Berens, and grandson Justin Berens, in God’s house on October 30th, 2020.
Norman was deeply in love with his wife of 60 years, Eileen. He is survived by son Lance Berens, grandson Seth Berens, and daughter-in-law Rose Berens. He is also survived by his brother, Sheldon Berens, niece Randi Stein, and nephews Philip and Robert Stein, all of Florida.
Norman received degrees in Chemistry from SUNY ’53, and Chemical Engineering from CUNY ’58, and attended NYU Graduate School of Business Administration.
Active in community affairs, Norman was a member of many religious and civic organizations, such as the Jewish Center of Princeton, and the American Heart Association, there honored four times as Volunteer of the Year. He was a CPR Instructor Trainer, and lead co-author of the Certifying Agency Manual.
His professional career included R&D with Lederle Labs, Plant Manager at Sun Chemical Corp, and management at Bristol Myers Squibb. Norman was also owner of Sweet Eileen, an ice cream shop in Glassboro, NJ, and was GM of NJ Labs.
Norman enjoyed bowling in several senior leagues, classical music, theater, sports, fishing, and nature. He and Eileen enjoyed their many travels around this wonderful world.
All of the above, and so much left unsaid, helps to fill in the dash between date of birth and date of death.
Memorial contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The American Heart Association, or the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association would be appreciated.
A Graveside service will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Dayton Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Star of David Memorial Chapel of South Brunswick.
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