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April 21, 2020

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Obituary for Sheldon Oppenheimer

The family writes --

Sheldon Oppenheimer, 83, of Rahway, NJ passed away April 21 from complications resulting from covid-19.

Born and raised in Newark, N.J., he was the only child of Cecil Oppenheimer, originally of Charleston, S.C., late of Irvington, N.J. and Esther Oppenheimer (nee Schlesinger), late of Irvington, N.J. He graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, N.J., then attended Drakes Business School. Thereafter, he worked for several years as a comptroller at the firm of Johnson & Dealaman in Elmwood Park, N.J., followed by years in insurance, but ultimately he spent many of his working years as an independent merchant. He was also part owner of This Ones 4 Marvin Stables and owned many professional racehorses, including Allaboard Jules, the riderless horse designated to lead the funeral procession of former President Ronald Reagan. A proud and profoundly pious man, he remained deeply committed to the Jewish faith. He is warmly remembered as a generous and magnanimous spirit by his loving family and towards his many, many friends throughout his long life.

Sheldon Oppenheimer is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Arlene Oppenheimer (nee Knierim), his devoted children: Steven Michael Oppenheimer, Bari Ann Eisenhauer, Simmi Dawn Schultz, Daniel Scott Oppenheimer and Craig Alan Oppenheimer, and his cherished grandchildren: Jacob Paul Oppenheimer, Erica Marie Eisenhauer, John Adam Eisenhauer and Marisa Hope Eisenhauer.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends and family wishing to express their sympathies are encouraged to submit contributions to either Temple B'Nai Abraham in Newark, NJ or the Jewish World Service.


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