General Information

Full Name: Helen Hausmann
Date of Death: Monday, February 13, 2023

HAUSMANN, HELEN KAPITOFSKY
93, of Fort Lee, NJ, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of February 13, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband Werner Hausmann, her parents Jack and Dora Kapitofsky and her sister Alice Millman. She is deeply missed by her daughter Maddi, son David, daughter-in-law Annie, and her four grandchildren Diana, Jack, Aidan and Georgia.

She was born and raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn. She was a standout student through all her academic career at Eastern High School, Brooklyn College for her Bachelors and City College of New York for her Master’s Degree in Psychology. She worked in Special Education, helping children with learning
disabilities.

She met Werner Hausmann at a “recycling party” where each woman brought a man she didn’t want to date but was a good catch for another attendee. He was instantly smitten and pursued her for four months until they married in March 1958. Two children soon followed; then they moved from the Bronx
to Englewood, NJ.

Helen and Werner enjoyed visits with extended family, trips all over the United States to play in bridge tournaments (both became Life Masters). The couple later joined Alpine Country

Club where they played bridge, tennis and golf. They set up a home in Boynton Beach, FL at Hunters Run to spend the winters and enjoy more golf, tennis and bridge. Helen was a lifelong reader who always took a stack of books home from the public library. She visited Manhattan’s art museums frequently and was well-versed on artists, movements and styles. She was a lover of theater and attended musicals and stage plays on Broadway.

Helen was delighted to become a grandmother and appreciated time spent with each of her two granddaughters and two grandsons. A frequent walker, “Oma” especially enjoyed hikes along the Palisades until she had a debilitating stroke in August 2022. Her final six months were spent at the Jewish Home in
Rockleigh, NJ.

Her funeral was held at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, NJ on a beautiful Valentine’s Day with perfect weather. She’ll be remembered as loving, inquisitive, intelligent, opinionated, assertive, adventurous, liberal, and either your cup of tea or maybe not.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey or to the 52 nd Street Project Inc.

 

Service Information

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
1:15 PM

Service at:
Cedar Park Cemetery
Sanctuary Chapel of Abraham & Sarah
735 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ  07652

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