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Charles E. Lorber, Ed.D.

Memorial for Charles E. Lorber, Ed.D.

Born in New Brunswick, NJ on Aug. 2, 1930
Died on Apr. 14, 2017 and resided in Hampton Township, NJ.
Visitation: Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
Memorial Service: Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017
8:30 pm
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Charles E. Lorber, Ed.D., 86, of Hampton Township, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in New Brunswick, Dr. Lorber had lived in Hampton Township since 1965. He received his undergraduate degree as well as his Masters from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and went on to receive his Doctorate in Educational Administration from Lehigh University. A United States Army veteran, Dr. Lorber served in the States during the Korean Conflict from September 26, 1951, to September 25, 1953.

Dr. Lorber was principal in the Wantage School and Clifton E. Lawrence School in the Sussex- Wantage Regional School District for over 20 years before his retirement on October 30, 1998. He was previously employed by the Andover Board of Education as the principal at Florence M. Burd School in Andover Township for seven years. In 1998 the State of New Jersey declared October 30th to be "Dr. Lorber Day".

His memberships included being a life member of NEA, NJEA, and NJREA, a life member of NJASA and a member of SCASA. He served on the Hampton Township Board of Health and was a former volunteer fireman in Hillsborough Township. Dr. Lorber received numerous awards, including The Dale Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Education.

The son of the late Charles Emil and Anna (nee Himich) Lorber, Dr. Lorber was predeceased by his daughter, Dr. Barbara Dutko, on December 27, 2011, and his brother, Robert Lorber. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Elsie J. Lorber, whom he married on August 27, 1955; his son, Charles M. Lorber of Hampton Township; six daughters, Susanna Lee and husband, Yuon, of Hampton Township, Jane Anne Natoli of Wolcott, Connecticut, Sally Chernati and husband, Andrew, of Andover Township, Dr. Jennifer Bayuk and husband, Michael, of Montville, Laura Lorber of Jersey City, and Jeanne Apryasz and husband, Martin, of Hampton Township; and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Walter Lorber and wife, Gail, of Cedar Park, Texas, Paul Lorber and wife, Karen, of Monmouth Junction, Thomas Lorber and wife, Sue, of Freehold, and Gerard Lorber and wife, Michele, of Hancock, New York; and his son-in-law, Andrew Dutko of South Orange.

A Memorial Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Memorial Viewing will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

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