Full Name: Howard Soled
Date of Death: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Hackensack, NJ—Howard Soled, 87, a resident of Paramus since 1983, and previously of Teaneck, died on Sunday, February 10, 2019, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Irma (Trachtenberg), and his children Cheryl (Soled) Reid, Debra E. Soled, Janice I. Soled, Jason L. Soled and his wife Karen (Rosenbluth); grandchildren Joshua Dachman-Soled and his wife Dana (Glasner), Rebecca and Benjamin Reid, and Jeremy, Danielle, and Zachary Soled; and great grandchildren Yehuda, Rivka, and Elnatan Dachman. He was a long-time member of the JCC of Paramus.
He was born in 1932 as Chaim Wajnsztejn in Pniewno, Poland (in present-day Ukraine) and spent his early childhood in Pinsk (now in Belarus) before emigrating to the United States in 1938 to live in Jersey City, adopted by cousins Max and Jessie Soled. His parents, Yitzhak Yakov and Chinke (Goldberg) remained in Pinsk, along with his sister Leja and brother Lazar; they, and much of his extended family, perished in the Nazi invasion of Poland.
A veteran of the Korean War, he was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States and the Allendale Memorial VFW Post 10181. He was also a member of B’nai B’rith Men.
He began his career at Stencil Specialty Company, a distributor of paint sundries and producer of custom stencils owned by his adoptive father, whom he followed as principal. In the mid-1980s, he closed Stencil Specialty and joined Allway Tools, where he was instrumental in the development of 11 U.S. patents. He retired as President of Allway but remained a consultant until 2018.
Funeral services were held at Louis Suburban Chapel in Fair Lawn on February 12, 2019. Donations to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) are appreciated.