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

Robert Binder

Dr. Robert Binder was a regular Thursday morning bridge player.  He dedicated his professional life to orthodontia.  Besides bridge his hobbies included reading history and lots of skiing with the family.  He passed away November 4, 2020.


Howard Zimmerman

Howard Zimmerman was a frequent afternoon 499 player.  After serving in the military, he pursued a career in business.  He ended his career running a company with his daughter, Diane.  He passed away due to Covid-19 November 4, 2020.


Milton Landman

Dr. Milton Landman was a regular Open bridge player until recent years.  He was a cardiologist after serving as a captain and battalion surgeon in Italy in WWII where he met his wife who predeceased him in 2010.  Sometimes he brought some of the ladies at the bridge club roses from his own garden.  He passed away November 21, 2020.

Harold Wovsaniker

Harold Wovsaniker was a regular Open bridge player until recent years.  He was an attorney and an avid tennis and  great fan of Broadway.  He passed away July 8, 2021.

Stephanie Steidley

Stephanie Steidley was a player in our 499 games.    Stephanie moved to Arizona where she passed away on July 22, 2021 surrounded by her family.


Arthur Bogart

Dr. Arthur Bogart was a regular 299 player, a long-time Livingston resident, and a beloved physician in this community.   He served in the Army in World War II and as an Air Force physician during the Korean War.
Arthur always came early to his Bridge games in order to chat with friends, many of whom he played with for over 17 years at our Club.   He always brought a cheerful smile and pleasant greeting into the Club, and he was respected and very well like by all of his Bridge friends.    He passed away on September 9, 2021


Dave Armbruster

Dr. David Armbruster was a regular Open player for many years at Essex.   Dave held a Ph.D. in Chemistry and ran his own consulting firm specializing in UV Chemistry.   A man of many, many interests, Dave was a Toastmaster and spent leisure time as a dance host on cruise ships.   He counted golf, cooking, and classical music among his passions.  He was a Silver Life Master, and enjoyed many friends in the Essex community.   He passed away on December 18, 2021

David Cox

David Cox was a frequent player at Essex along with his wife of 56 years, Betty Cox.   He enjoyed travelling, working in his yard, playing computer games with his family and playing bridge. He  became a LIfe Master in 2011.. In his working career he was an engineer and project manager. He was devoted to his family. 
He passed away on February 8, 2022

Jeanine Mancini
Jeanine Mancini was a Diamond Life Master who played at Essex for many years. She played with various partners including her beloved son Michael whenever he lived in the same area. She always had a cheerful greeting for all and many jokes on tap. She took some of her personal sunshine with her when she moved to Florida. She passed away on February 13, 2022

Marvin Bram
Marvin and his wife Claire played at Essex for years. Marvin was a frequent player on Thursday Evenings with his partner Steven Taub..  Marvin passed away on  April 6th 2022.

Lorraine Novinski
Lorraine was a frequent evening 499 player at Essex . Lorraine taught Mathematics and Statistics and then went back to school to earn her Law Degree from Berkeley University. In 1985, Lorraine, newly graduated from law school, was hired as a staff attorney with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration.  Thereafter, in approximately 1990, Lorraine was sworn in as an Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, where she served with distinction until her retirement. After retiring, Lorraine volunteered  as a Tax Preparer for AARP and taught at Literacy Volunteers among many other activities. Lorraine passed away on April 13th 2022.