In Memoriam

This section was created in March 2021 to honor those NJSOP members who have passed. Kind words and memories are encouraged to be shared in each obituary's comments section. Please note, comments are moderated by NJSOP staff and the NJSOP reserves the right to withhold and/or remove insensitive and inappropriate comments.

Please feel free to submit an obituary using the button below. The deceased must have been an NJSOP/AOA member to be listed on the site. Obituary submissions are also moderated by NJSOP staff.

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Paul E. Berman, OD

Paul E. Berman, of Hillsdale, NJ unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Born in Manhattan, NY, December 15, 1950 to Jack and Sylvia Berman and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

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Burnett Eglow, OD

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Norman Einhorn, OD, MS, FAAO

It is with a saddened heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Norman P. Einhorn, 69, on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, N.J.

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Yvonne McBride, OD

Dr. Yvonne McBride passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She was 70 years old.

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Bruce Kastner, OD

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Robert Mead, OD

Robert Turner Mead, O.D. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at age 79. He was a Life Member of the NJSOP and the AOA.

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Conrad G. Modica

Conrad George Modica passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 5, 2021.  He was born in Paterson, NJ by his Sicilian immigrant parents, and lived in North Haledon, NJ for most of his life before moving to Wanaque.

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Stephen R. Niemiera, OD

Dr. Stephen R Niemiera, O.D., 85, of Perth Amboy, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at home. A lifelong resident of Perth Amboy, Dr. Niemiera was a Communicant of Blessed John Paul II Parish at St Stephen's RC Church.

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Donald A. Petrie, OD

Donald A. Petrie, O.D., passed away peacefully at home in July 2021 with his wife, Barbara (His “Lovee’), giving him tender, loving care.  They celebrated 50 years together on July 4th and treasured their memories of family and friends.

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Lawrence Ragone, OD

Dr. Lawrence A. Ragone passed away on March 7, 2022. He was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1928. He attended the Camden School System and after his graduation from Camden High School in 1946, he attended Temple University for his undergraduate work. Subsequently, he attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry...

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