Harry Katz

Harry was the Grand Gentleman of the Tuesday morning 299 game.   He always had a compliment for the Opponents as they settled at his table.  Harry passed away on March 31, 2020. 


Seshu Das

Seshu was Open player for many years at Essex Bridge Center before becoming too ill play  several years ago.

Her "Hello!" was genuine and with a full smile.  Seshu passed away on March 31, 2020.


Antoinette Inguaggiato (Toni)

Toni was a gentle soul who never stopped smiling.  She was kind to every single person she encountered at the table.    She was a member of the extended Spelman and Molisani families who are so dear to us.

Toni passed away on April 25, 2020.


Gary Riemer

Gary had played with our Club for many years on Tuesday and Thursday evening. 

Gary loved his games - in addition to Bridge, he was an avid Backgammon and Gin Rummy player.

Gary passed away on April 30, 2020.


Colin Couchman

Colin was a 'Football' fanatic (what we call Soccer).  He was thrilled when his beloved English Football began to broadcast on American television.    The standing of his favorite Football team was his second favorite topic after Bridge at the table.    Colin passed away on May 8, 2020.


Bernice Stein

 Bernice played bridge with us for several decades and was a valued member of the community.   We enjoyed her stories of her many travels through the years.  A memorial service will take place in New Jersey later this summer. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, contributions in honor of Bernice’s memory can be made to Rutgers College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund or to any charity of your choice.   Bernice passed away on May 25, 2020.    https://www.forevermissed.com/bernice-stein/about

Bill Morgan

Bill and his wife, Anne, have been playing at Essex since 2006, regular members in our 99 through 499 games. 

Bill had an amazing and prestigious career in aerospace engineering but often brushed aside questions about his accomplishments to talk about the latest triumph of his children or grandchildren.   Bill was a gentleman and a gentle man, and he will be sorely missed in our community.   Bill passed away on June 21, 2020.    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/livingston-nj/william-morgan-9230683

Sumner Freedman

Sumner's love for the Red Sox and disdain for the Yankees always made for lively conversation before a game.  In between rounds, Sumner could be found at a side table playing Cribbage with his friend, Dr. Irving Peyser - yes, in between Bridge hands.  We will miss his lilting Boston accent.  Sumner passed away on August 2, 2020.   Here is a pdf of the Eulogy from Irving Peyser. Sumner Eulogy


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