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Arlene Minster (Dorfman)

(17 July 1943 - 14 June 2015)

Arlene Dorfman, a longtime resident of Pompton Plains, passed away on June 14 with her family by her side. She was 70 years old.

Born Arlene Joyce Minster in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Richard and Doris Minster, Arlene moved with her parents and sister to Paterson, NJ then settled in Fair Lawn, where she graduated high school in 1961.

After graduating from the Ridgewood Secretarial School, she worked for several advertising agencies in New York City before settling in Pompton Plains with her husband to raise her 2 sons. Arlene was active in the Pequannock school system. She worked at Western World Insurance Group in Franklin Lakes for over 15 years where she retired in 2013.

A beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Arlene enjoyed traveling, spoiling her grandchildren, bowling with her friends, cooking for family, and sitting in the sun with a good book.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 49 years Richard, son David and his wife Monica, son Peter and his wife Meredith, grandchildren Emily, Ryan, Lily and Holly, and sister Barbara Baron and her husband Kenneth.

Memorial gathering will be at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home in Pompton Plains Monday June 15 from 2-4 and 7-9PM. A memorial service will take place at Scanlan Funeral Home Tuesday June 16 at 10AM followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Villa Marie Claire Hospice in Saddle River, NJ or to the American Cancer Society.

[Published in The Record from June 15 to June 16, 2015.]

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06/16/15 12:45 PM #1    

Elaine Kirsh

Didn't know she lived in the same town as my mother, Pompton Plains.  Could have said hello.  Whenever I meet a Dorfman around here, I'll ask if they were part of her family.  I think I remember her from those famous FLHS gym classes!  Elaine

06/16/15 11:33 PM #2    

Wendy Jones (Manternach)


06/17/15 01:55 PM #3    

Marlene Weiss (Peters)

So sorry to hear about Arlene, my thoughts are with her husband Rich & family.

RIP Arlene.

06/18/15 01:18 PM #4    

Rita Ensign (Zatkow Kilmnick)

Lots of fun memories pledging together in high school...sincerest condolences to her family

06/18/15 10:46 PM #5    

Judith Stern (Ackerman)

Very sad news! Condolences to her family.

Judy Stern Ackerman

06/19/15 09:26 PM #6    

Marci Solomon

 I am so sorry to hear about Arlene.  Marci Solomon



06/20/15 12:15 AM #7    

Michael Nach

Arlene was a doll and one of my favorite classmates at FLHS. She will

be missed by those of us who had the good fortune to know her. My

condolences to her family.


06/20/15 08:33 PM #8    

Beverly Solinsky (Reilly)

Arlene and I became friends while living in Paterson and attending Camp Veritans. (Arlene is on the far right of the top row.  I am in the middle row, second from the right. Anne Friedman is in the first row, second from the left.)  The year: 1951, I believe. Arlene, Anne and I connected after many, many years for dinner and to catch up on our lives.  Arlene was planning on attending our 50th FLHS reunion, it would have been her first...but alas, as the date approached...she was too ill.

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