Full Name: Geraldine K. Stern
Date of Death: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Hackensack – Geri Stern (nee Kaufman), 88 of Hackensack passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was the devoted and loving mother of Nadine and Alec.
She is survived by her loving sister Florence Goldman, Sister-in-Law Madeline Kaufman, several nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her mother Bessie Kaufman, her father Max
Kaufman and her younger brother Melvin Kaufman. She held a special place in her heart for Davette Sherman, Ruth Narciso and Shelley and Len Goldstein. Born and raised in Boston, MA, Geri spent many
wonderful years living in Fairfield, CT and Wyckoff, NJ before moving to Hackensack, NJ. She received amazing care from Miriam Benoff, RN APN, Dr. Robert Alter, Elzbieta Kowal, Wendy Cleary
and the entire Valley Hospice Team. Geri had a longstanding career at Unilever and will be remembered as a creative entrepreneur in the event planning, personalized invitations, and custom favors industry.
She enjoyed vacationing with her children and took several trips to Mexico and Aruba. She was feisty, funny and fearless with a great sense of humor, a loving heart and a beautiful smile.
If Geri were here today, she would tell us not to mourn her passing but to celebrate her life. To honor Geri’s wish, at a future date, relatives and friends will be invited to memorial services in New Jersey and
Massachusetts to celebrate her life. Memorial contributions in Geri’s name can be made to the John Theurer Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
Service will be Private.