Stanley B. Waldman, 87, passed away peacefully on July 15th at his home in Atlantic City. He is predeceased by his parents Meyer and Sara and is survived by the love of his life, wife, Dori, his sons Jeffrey (Maria), Mitchell (Elise), and Keith (Marcia), his grandchildren Melanie, Matthew, Rachel Waldman (Jordan Posner), Lauren Rubinson (Ari), Julia and S.J. Waldman, and his great-grandchildren Riley and Jack Posner. He leaves behind a trail of smiles and laughter of all of those family, friends, and strangers who he encountered.
Born in Atlantic City and a lifelong resident of Atlantic County, Stan attended grade school and high school in Atlantic City, although many summers were spent in Wildwood, where the family ran many boardwalk businesses, including Twin Kiss Ice Cream stores. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and his master's degree from New York University.
Stan began public service as a substitute teacher, and then as an English teacher at Atlantic City High School, speech therapist, and principal for Venice Park and Chelsea Heights schools, all in Atlantic City. The speech therapy program was the first of its kind in the area. His true work passion was as a professional labor negotiator, which he did for countless school teachers, police officers, firefighters and municipal and county employees. He helped craft many collectively negotiated agreements and represented unions and their members in resolving labor disputes. Although not a lawyer by trade, he and his wife Dori successfully supported their three sons in their endeavors to become lawyers.
Community involvement was important to Stan. He was president of the Knights of Pythias, Toastmasters International, Atlantic City Education Association, Rodef Sholom Synagogue and Rodef Sholom Cemetery Association, served on the Board of the Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County, and committees at Beth El Synagogue. For his entire adult life, he spearheaded the ACHS Class of 1954 reunion committee
Although he had many loves; family, travel, music, and food were at the top of his list. He traveled the world with his wife, Dori, their children and grandchildren and friends, and the many friends who he met along the way. Stan passed on the gift of music and love of the arts to all of his children and grandchildren.
Services will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ. on July 18th, Visitation starts at 10:15am. Funeral Services will begin promptly at 11:00am. Interment at Rodef Sholom Cemetery for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beron J.O.A.S., the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund, Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund, or the charity of your choosing..
A livestream for the Funeral Service will be available at www.bethisraelnorthfield.org
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel www.rothgoldsteins.com