Michael Israel

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Temple B'Nai Or
60 Overlook Road
Morristown , New Jersey, United States


12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Beth Israel Cemetery
19 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls , New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Michael Israel

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Michael Israel (February 8, 1933 August 17, 2022),  Age 89

Michael Israel, of New Providence, NJ, was born to Murray and Anna Israel in Manhattan, NY.  An avid science student, Michael earned a BS in Chemistry from Brooklyn College and an MS in Chemistry from Purdue University. He also earned an MBA from New York University. He retired from a highly successful career in marketing in 2002 having held executive marketing positions for CBS, Time Life, The New York Times, and Burrelles. Michael and Judith are long-time members of Temple B’nai Or in Morristown, NJ, where he served as Temple President from 1969 to 1971.

Michael married Zelda Broutman in 1957. Together, they had three children, Jacqueline Miller (Carl), Robert Israel (Anne), and Amy Stickley (John, deceased).  They were married for 33 years, until Zelda’s passing in 1991. In 1992, Michael married Judith Mandelbaum, mother to Ken Mandelbaum (Liza) and Lisa Mandelbaum (Tim).

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Judith Israel, his three adult children, Judith’s two adult children, grandchildren Zachary Israel, Tara Israel, Jenna Stickley, Andrew Stickley and Billie Mandelbaum, his brother Sidney Israel (Rhoda), and many extended family and dear friends.

Michael held a passion for learning and the cultural arts. He greatly enjoyed books, museums, theater, classical music, original paintings and sculpture. In retirement, Michael continued to take classes at area universities, hold subscriptions to off-Broadway productions, volunteer on advisory committees, and attend lectures given by prominent speakers.

In addition to his enjoyment of the arts, Michael was an avid fisherman. He loved trips to Canadian lakes and deep-sea fishing off the Atlantic Coast. Michael and Judith shared an interest in world travel and together they visited all of the continents, major world cities, and remote destinations - from African safaris and the Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu and the Far East. As an amateur photographer, Michael captured these adventures in beautiful images displayed throughout their home. Most of all, Michael enjoyed time spent with family and the many friends he made throughout his well lived life. 

A Funeral Service for Michael will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 11:00am at Temple B'Nai Or, 60 Overlook Road, Morristown. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Cedar Knolls. Arrangements were under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to either The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (shakespearenj.org), or The Papermill Playhouse (papermill.org).  

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