Evelyne Hersch (nee Alpert), 87 of Lebanon, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Rolling Hills Care Center.
Graveside services will be held at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:30am. Arrangements are by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon, NJ. The family will sit Shiva at the home of Carrie & Steve Pesante, 130 Park Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ on Monday, November 9 after the repast & Wednesday, November November 11 from 3:00 – 8:00pm. On Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm the family will sit Shiva at the home of Sherrie & Nick Mazzocchi, 44 Center Street, Annandale, NJ. There will be a Shiva Service on Tuesday, November 10 at 5:30pm at 44 Center Street, Annandale, NJ.
Born in Newark, NJ in 1928 to the late Samuel & Fay Alpert; Evelyne graduated from West Side High School & began working as a telephone operator at Bell Telephone. She met, and then married Seymour Hersch of New York City in 1947; they resided in Newark before moving to Livingston in 1961 where they resided for 33 years, retiring to Clinton, NJ.
For many years, Evelyne worked as a cosmetologist at Kinney Building Drug Store in Newark. When the drug store was sold, she worked at Weisbrod’s Pharmacy in East Orange until she & Seymour moved to Clinton to live out their golden years. Those who knew Evelyne, knew that food & family meant everything to her. She was a fabulous cook, hosting many holiday dinners around her dining room table. Her apple strudel & pies were legendary – she took great pride in sharing her recipes with her children & grandchildren, as well as her extended family.
Evelyne was predeceased by her husband Seymour Hersch; her brother, Lawrence Alpert & her granddaughter, Jessie Mazzocchi. Surviving are her children – Ronald Hersch of Phillipsburg, NJ; Sherrie Mazzocchi (Nicholas) of Lebanon, NJ & Carrie Pesante (Stephen) of West Caldwell, NJ; as well as her brother George Alpert (Joan) of Bradley Beach. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Samantha Hersch (John Pitcher), Sally Lidinsky (Matt), Matthew Pesante & Danielle Pesante, as well as her great-granddaughter Neveah Pitcher.
Memorial donations may be made in Evelyne’s name to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 or Visiting Health & Supportive Services, 215 Rt 31, Flemington, NJ 08822.