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Ira Teitelbaum

June 20, 1940 ~ July 7, 2018 (age 78)

Ira Teitelbaum, 78, of Hazlet, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  Ira was born on June 20, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up.  On August 19, 1962, he and his wife, Elissa, were married in Manhattan, New York and began their life together in Forrest Hills, New York.  A few year later in 1969, they settled in Hazlet, New Jersey to raise their family.

Over the years, Ira held many distinguished job titles throughout his career.  For many years, he worked as CFO in the Garment District and he also worked in Venezuela building houses, where he taught himself how to speak Spanish.  In addition, Ira was the proprietor of his own business, dealing with Antiquities and Ancient Artifacts, and was also a proud veteran of the United States Navy Reserve.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Theodore and Beatrice (Goldberger) Teitelbaum.  Ira is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 55 years, Elissa "Lisa" Teitelbaum, his loving daughters, Michele Teitelbaum and her husband, Jean-Marc Cramer, of Hermosa Beach, California, and Sheryl Oeftering and her husband, Andy, of Keyport, New Jersey, and his cherished grandchildren, Madeline and Jocelyn Cramer.  Ira will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Mount Hebron Cemetery, 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, New York 11367.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

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