(From The Jewish State, The Newspaper for Central New Jersey's Jewish Communities)

In Memory, September 2008

Mr. Meyer Trachtenberg - died Sept. 7, 2008, at home. He was 87.

Born in Manhattan, Mr. Trachtenberg lived in Colonia before moving to New Brunswick 14 years ago. Prior to retiring in 1987, he owned Harvest Wines and Spirits, Edison. He was a 1st lieutenant bombardier navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II, having proudly flown more than 50 missions. He was past president of the Central N.J. Liquor Stores Association, former chaplain for the N.J. Liquor Store Association, as well as the cantor for Congregation B'nai Jacob, Avenel, and Congregation Adath Israel, Woodbridge. He was also active in the Plays in the Park, having been in "Damn Yankees," "Evita," and others. His wife of 62 years, Mildred, died in 2006.

Mr. Trachtenberg is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Naomi of East Brunswick; daughter and son-in-law, Alta and Dr. Marc Malberg of Princeton; sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Harold Grossman of Brooklyn; and grandchildren, Sarah Trachtenberg and Ariel Malberg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, 230 Old Bridge Tpke., South River, N.J. 08882, or to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 12 Roszel Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540. Interment at Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, N.Y. Arrangements by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, East Brunswick.

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