Frances Westerman
Wednesday, 21 September 1927 - Sunday, 31 October 2021
Funeral Date: Tuesday, 02 November 2021

Frances Westerman of Fair Lawn, NJ, died on Oct 31, 2021, after a very short illness, surrounded by all her children and grandchildren.
Born in Easton, PA on September 21, 1927, to Rebecca and Isaac Hochman, she spent most of her childhood in Chicago, was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, and studied at the University of Wisconsin.
Frances was introduced to her future husband, Sigmund, in 1944, when he was stationed near Chicago with the United States Air Force. They were married 2 years later on March 17, 1946, and were married for 75 years until Frances' death.
The couple raised their two daughters, Sally and Laura, in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Frances became President of the Fair Lawn Cooperative Nursery School and was instrumental in the building's construction. She was very active in the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for over 60 years. She also initiated the Center's Book Of The Lunch program, which enjoyed popularity for over 20 years.
Frances took over Sigmund's family business, Westerman's Infants and Childrenswear Inc., later becoming the CEO in 1978 and running the store with a full staff until 1994.
Frances is survived by her loving husband, Sigmund, her daughter Laura Brody of Ridgewood, grandson Evan and his wife Colleen, granddaughter Dena, and great-granddaughter Mia. She is predeceased by her parents, two brothers William and Richard, and daughter, Sally Jacoby.
Donations in her name can be submitted to the Fair Lawn Jewish Center

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