General Information

Full Name: Florence R. Thaler
Date of Death: Friday, February 3, 2023

Florence (nee Robinson) Thaler age 106 years and 8 months of Pompton Plains, NJ, a former longtime resident of Fair Lawn, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday afternoon, February 3, 2023. Beloved wife of the late David Thaler, devoted mother of Donald Thaler and his wife Lynda, Robert Thaler and his wife Marsha, Joan Mitnick and her husband Stuart and Randy Levy and her husband Carl, beloved grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great great grandson and dear sister of Faith Kaplan. Predeceased by her sister Ruth Adler and also by her brother Herman Robinson and also predeceased by her precious grandson Joshua Mitnick. Florence was very active in the Jewish community. Life member and past president of the Paterson area Chapter of Hadassah. Past chairwoman of the women’s division of the United Jewish appeal campaign in Fair Lawn. Current member of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center since 1954, where she served on its Board of Directors and was chairwoman of the adult education committee for many years. She was honored by the Fair Lawn Jewish Center and its Sisterhood as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary of America for her fundraising efforts. At age 76, Florence graduated with an associate arts degree from New Jersey’s Thomas Edison University. Her family was the centerpiece of her life. Memorial donations in the memory of Florence R. Thaler may be made to the Thaler Scholarship Fund at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center 10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.
Shiva will be Monday February 6, 2023, from 1 PM until 3 PM at Cedar Crest Village Chapel, in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. The remaining Shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Stuart Mitnick, in Highland Park, NJ.

Service Information

Sunday, February 5, 2023
11:00 AM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Burial at:
King Solomon Cemetery
550 Dwasline Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012

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  1. Reader

    106 ? great that she was able to enjoy her very extended family as they were able to enjoy her for so long. Good for you. She must have been a wonderful person for Hashem to have given you all those years.

  2. Meredith Hill

    I have admired and loved my Aunt Florence my whole life. Some of my most cherished and fond memories of Aunt Florence are of spending time with her as a little girl cooking together in her kitchen in Fairlawn. I loved being with her, she had a way of making anyone feel sunny and bright. She was always so sweet and kind. I am so happy and blessed that she and Aunt Cutie were able to meet my daughter Moira when they flew out to attend her Bat Mitzvah.

    My Aunt Florence was an innovator and pillar of strength I looked up to. Her tenacity, energy and drive, were unmatchable. When she set her mind to get something done, it was done.

    Thank you for being in my life…you were an amazing woman and I am so thankful your were my Aunt. You will be greatly, greatly missed. Meredith

    • Janet Thaler Neiss

      Steve & I are sorry to learn about Aunt Florence’s passing. She lived a full life filled with love.

      I fondly remember family holidays at her & Uncle Dave’s beautiful home in Fair Lawn. It was at that home 47 years ago that Steve & I were married. The memory of that occasion will
      always live in our minds and hearts!!!

      Our condolences go out to the whole Thaler family.


      Janet & Steve Neiss

  3. Susan Marcus

    Joan I believe that I met you at the Ilana Goor Museum in Yafo and that we established that we were both from Fair Lawn and that you lived in the house with the T. I do remember your mom from FLJC. May your memories be blessings always.


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