General Information

Full Name: George Liss
Date of Death: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

George Liss, of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Pompton Lakes, NJ, and born in Paterson NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15 with family by his side. He was 81 years old.  George was beloved and respected by his family, friends, and colleagues over a rich life defined by deep intelligence, leadership and philanthropy. He was a self-made, highly successful businessman who co-owned and managed a privately owned investment banking firm. He was a leader in the Jewish community; past president of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, and led eight first-time missions to Israel. He liked to move with speed and enjoyed driving fast cars and riding motorcycles. He made time for countless hobbies, including golf, downhill skiing, art, woodworking, and building model trains. George was a foundational bedrock to his family. A loving, inspiring, and enduring role model to many people, he adored spending time with his grandsons. They treasure the unique ways that he connected with each of them and the memories of the traveling adventures that he meticulously planned and executed with joy.

George is preceded in death by his parents, Sarah Guon Liss and Hyman Liss. He is survived by his wife, Hali Pine, his children Ira Liss (Lynn Liss) and Harley Liss Gantman (Marjorie Gantman), his grandsons, Hudson and Spencer Liss, and Eli Liss Gantman, as well as his sister, Linda Bauer (Robert Bauer), niece Jill Good (Adam Good), and his grandnephew Sean Good.


Service Information

Friday, November 18, 2022  11:00 AM

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

Burial at:
Cedar Park Cemetery
735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

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  1. Marty Greenberg

    George was a powerful, dedicated and determined man who cared deeply about the Jewish people. He worked very hard at being the best Federation president possible and took his responsibilities very seriously. I was honored to serve as his executive director and valued our partnership. May his memory be a blessing and may his family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  2. Michelle Wilson

    While I have had the opportunity to meet George only a few times, I enjoyed our conversations. I am honored to say that his daughter, Harley is a good friend of mine. I know that she cherished her father and was so happy that he was a part of her son, Eli’s world. I am sure that Harley, Marjorie and Eli will miss George very much as a loving father, father-in-law, and grandfather. Condolences to the entire Liss family.

  3. Shari Heyman

    During the short time we knew George, it was always full of interesting stories and great conversation! He will be dearly missed. Love, Shari and Chuck

  4. Cheryl K DePaola

    I was 23 yrs old when I met George. Our friendship had lasted 50 years. Although we lived on opposite coasts in Florida, we spoke every week. I will miss him every day. My love and condolences to Ira and Harley.

  5. Janet

    I’ve know George for 47 years. He had a heart of gold and a mind that was brilliant. He was sensitive and yet very powerful. George was my best friend. He was my rock.and confident. He will forever be in my thoughts and heart. I miss you already and forever

  6. George Venidis

    I met George 52 years ago when I was just 17 years old. He gave me my first full time job in his new clothing store in Palisades Park, NJ. He taught me much not only about business but about people and nurturing relationships. I am eternally grateful to him for taking me under his wing and for the trust he showed in me all those years ago. George was truly my first mentor who demonstrated kindness and thoughtful guidance not only to me but to all of the young people who came into Liss’ Young Men & Boys clothing store. The entire community benefited from George’s generosity of spirit. My sincerest condolences to Georges family and to all who knew him.


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