General Information

Full Name: Judith Ehrlich Hirshman
Date of Death: Friday, December 23, 2022

Judith Ehrlich-Hirshman was born on July 30, 1928 and passed on December 23, 2022 at the age of 94 due to kidney failure. 

She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. 

She graduated in 1946 from Roosevelt High School in Bronx, NY. Shortly after, at age nineteen she married her first husband Hyman Ehrlich with whom she had two children Steven (age 72) and Marni (age 68.) She worked as an Administrative Manager in Hospital Admissions at Hackensack University Medical Center (formerly known as Pascack Valley Hospital) for 25 years. She was remarried at age 67 to Nathan Hirshman at age 72 in 1995 after many years of mourning her first husband Hyman that passed at the untimely age of 54. 

Her favorite pastimes were spending quality time with her many deeply valued family members and lifelong friends, dressing up, vacationing, going to her favorite restaurants, caring for her treasured pets, listening to her favorite artists from the 1940s including Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Al Bolly, organizing her unique collection of possessions and acting as the head of the house. 

Beyond her sons Steven and Marni, her surviving family includes her daughter-in-law Cindy Ehrlich and grandchildren Harrison Ehrlich and Hilary Ehrlich, her sisters-in-law Frances Bernstein and Janice Zarrow, her nieces Sharon Zarrow, Joyce Larkin, Andrea Craig, her nieces-in-law Staci Zarrow, Elyse Bernstein, Stephanie Bernstein, her nephews Cliff Bernstein and Michael Bernstein, her nephew-in-law Tom Larkin, her grand-nieces Natasha Zarrow Hannagan, Samantha Zarrow, Emily Bernstein, Rachel Bernstein, Jessica Larkin, and Mikayla Craig, her grand-nephews Adam Bernstein, Brandon Bernstein, Ryan Larkin, and Adam Craig, her grandnephew-in-law Cyrus Hannagan, her great-grandnephew Cohen Hannagan and her cherished dog Princesa. She now joins her late family including her mother Ida Zarrow, her father Sam Zarrow, her husbands Hyman Ehrlich and Nathan Hirshman, her brother Martin Zarrow, her grandmother Celia Smolinsky, and her nephew Craig Zarrow.

She will be forever loved and missed. In honor of Judy’s life and legacy we are accepting donations at the American Kidney Fund.



Service Information

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
1:00 PM

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

Burial at:
Beth El Cemetery
735 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel


  1. Andrea Zarrow-Craig

    I love you, Aunt Judy. I will never forget you. I will cherish all the good times we had together. When we lived on Maulbeck Ave, I remember all the good times we had together. I spent most of the time at your house and laughed all day. You will be greatly missed rip. Wish I got to see you one more time. I wish you got to see my family and the adults they have grown up to be.

    • Sharon ZARROW

      P.s I never forget most of the time I spend at your house on Maulbeck Ave. Laughing, telling jokes eating and the fun times we had ? Well I wish I had spent more time in Florida with you and talking to you on the phone.

  2. Sharon ZARROW

    I will miss you very much Aunt Judy,and always love you,and remember the time we had together in Westwood New Jersey R.I.P Aunt Judy love always your niece Sharon. And my deepest sympathy to Steven,Marni, Cindy, Hillary and Harrison. You will be missed, Aunt Judy……

  3. Janice Zarrow

    Judy was my sister in law. When we were younger we had a few fights but we always made up. As we grew older we became closer. I will miss talking to you 2 or 3 times a week. We talked about old movies we both liked watching. I really miss our conversations. Rest in peace Judy, you will always be remembered and never forgotten.

    Love Janice

  4. Nancy Kelly

    Well through a little investigating today I found out sadly that Judy passed away. She was good friends with my mother Kay and when my mother came to visit me in Florida and I couldn’t take her anymore I would just drive her right up to Judy’s house Judy was such a good friend to my mother and I love Judy as well. I wish somebody had told me but I guess she must have passed away up north. She loved her children and grandchildren and all her pets throughout the years and I know she loved my mother Kay she liked it when I stopped by because she said she felt like she was sitting with Kay cuz I guess I look a lot like my mother and sound a lot like my mother. I remember all the funny stories from Westwood and I hope that my mom and Judy are together in heaven laughing. Rest in peace


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