Selma Ring Prager
The Family writes --
Selma Ring Prager was born in Newark and lived there until 1959. She then lived in Union before moving to Springfield in 1965.
Selma graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia in 1951 with a BS degree in Business Administration and worked as an Assistant Buyer in Hahne’s, Newark from 1951 to 1953. She earned her Certification for teaching Elementary School and ESL (English as a Second Language) from Kean College in Union, NJ.
She taught at Harding School in Kenilworth from 1953 to 1957 and from 1957 to 1961 Selma was employed at South Mountain School in the South Orange-Maplewood school system. She also taught English as a Second Language at Hawkins Street School, Newark from 1978 until her retirement in 1995.
In the past, Selma had been an active Member of Beth Ahm Synagogue and its Sisterhood in Springfield. She volunteered with Jewish Counseling and Service Agency, now called Jewish Family Services of Metro West, NJ.
She enjoyed traveling. Starting with a cross country trip by bus several years after college graduation, she continued her adventures extensively over the years to China, Australia, New Zealand, Israel twice, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Canada and Mexico.
Her family members are daughter, Amy Watts of Yardley, PA, sons, Lawrence Prager of Readington, NJ and Scott Prager of East Sandwich, MA, son-in-law, Gregory Watts and daughters-in-law, Kathleen Prager and Nancy Prager, brother, Burton Ring of Yardley, PA and nine grandchildren, Briana Prager, Cassandra “CJ” Blackthorn, Samantha Watts, Connor Watts, Marissa Watts, Daniel Prager, Nicole Prager, Isabella Prager and Matthew Prager.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, September 4 at the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vauxhall Road, Vauxhall (Union, NJ. Internment is in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin, NJ.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to American Red Magen David for Israel at afmda.org. or Make-A-Wish Foundation of NJ at wish.org/nj