Full Name: Neil Irwin Kilstein
Date of Death: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Neil Kilstein, 84, prominent New Jersey lawyer, died suddenly on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. Neil was born in Brooklyn, and moved to Laurelton, Queens, when he was 10 years old. He graduated from Far Rockaway High School, NYU School of Business (magna cum laude), and from Harvard Law School. He practiced law for 61 years, and was in partnership with his son Richard. Neil specialized in estate tax, business and real estate. He was a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council. He resided in Saddle River, NJ for 28 years before moving to New York City, and was Chairman of the Saddle River Parks and Recreation Department. He was Board Attorney to multiple real estate boards. He loved the practice of law, teaching, and helping clients. He had a passion for life, travel, opera, books, crossword puzzles, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Edelson Kilstein, by a son Richard (Cheryl Anne), daughter Margo Fallon (Tim), and grandchildren Ellery Kilstein, TJ Fallon, and David Fallon. He is also survived by a sister, Marilyn Brotmann (Larry), and three nephews. He adored his family, and was adored by them.
Shiva will be observed at his home in NYC on Wednesday and Thursday.
Contributions in his memory may be made to your favorite charities.
Shiva will be held at the home of Ruth Kilstein, 188 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065.
On Wednesday from 4 PM – 8:30 PM, and on Thursday from 1 PM – 4 PM, and 6 PM – 9 PM.