In memory of
Allen M. Zavodnick
In memory of
Allen M. Zavodnick
Allen M. Zavodnick FCC August 22, 1937 - April 19, 2020 A year is counted in many ways - tears followed by a palpable absence and many memories. Allen M. Zavodnick passed away April 19, 2020, while at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh, New Jersey where he was being treated for pneumonia. Due to COVID the home was in lock down and he was not allowed to have any visitors, which made his passing all the more painful. Allen was the first born son of Barney Zavodnick and Francis (née) Nova, both were Russian immigrants from the part of Russia that was sometimes Poland. They moved to Jersey City when Allen was an infant. Allen attended Jersey City public schools, Rutgers undergraduate and Rutgers Law School. Upon completing law school, he joined the National Guard. After fulfilling his military committment, he began practicing law in Jersey City, soon after opening his own law office, Allen Zavodnick, Attorney at Law. For the next forty years or more his office was located 26 Journal Square, Jersey City. Allen married his former wife, Miriam Zavodnick-Reyes in 1973; they had two sons, Benjamin Isaac Zavodnick, Esq., and Adam Daniel Zavodnick, M.D. Despite their divorce in 1997, Miriam and Allen remained life long friends. Miriam used to tell people that when they were first dating in 1972, she called information for Allen's office phone number - the operator knew his number by heart (before digital), a testament to his success. Allen was a respected personal injury lawyer; established his own firm and was a solo practitioner for the first ten years, later taking in associates. He was a tenacious trial attorney and excellent negotiator; he single handedly builtup a very successful practice. After getting married, Allen and Miriam moved to Tenafly where they raised their sons. Allen will be remembered for his sharp wit; he was a great joke teller; a sports aficionado, loving any sport susceptible to bets. He loved playing tennis and playing poker. He had a card game that was started when he was an undergraduate at Rutgers and has been going for 50+ years; his card buddies were a great source of comfort and joy until the lock down. Allen is survived by his former wife and loyal friend, Miriam Zavodnick-Reyes, his sons, Benjamin Isaac Zavodnick, Esq., daughter-in-law, Jackie Murray Zavodnick, twin granddaughters, Maddy and Ruby Zavodnick, his son Adam Daniel Zavodnick, M.D., daughter-in-law Grace Reddy Zavodnick, and his sister, Sandra Perlmutter, née. Zavodnick and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Allen was a great father, grandfather, uncle and friend - we miss his wit and unique charm; he was an original and will be sorely missed.
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In memory of
Allen M. Zavodnick
Allen M. Zavodnick FCC August 22, 1937 - April 19, 2020 A year is counted in many ways - tears followed by a palpable absence and many memories. Allen M. Zavodnick passed away April 19, 2020, while at the Jewish Home in Rockleigh, New Jersey where he was being treated for pneumonia. Due to COVID the home was in lock down and he was not allowed to have any visitors, which made his passing all the more painful. Allen was the first born son of Barney Zavodnick and Francis (née) Nova, both were Russian immigrants from the part of Russia that was sometimes Poland. They moved to Jersey City when Allen was an infant. Allen attended Jersey City public schools, Rutgers undergraduate and Rutgers Law School. Upon completing law school, he joined the National Guard. After fulfilling his military committment, he began practicing law in Jersey City, soon after opening his own law office, Allen Zavodnick, Attorney at Law. For the next forty years or more his office was located 26 Journal Square, Jersey City. Allen married his former wife, Miriam Zavodnick-Reyes in 1973; they had two sons, Benjamin Isaac Zavodnick, Esq., and Adam Daniel Zavodnick, M.D. Despite their divorce in 1997, Miriam and Allen remained life long friends. Miriam used to tell people that when they were first dating in 1972, she called information for Allen's office phone number - the operator knew his number by heart (before digital), a testament to his success. Allen was a respected personal injury lawyer; established his own firm and was a solo practitioner for the first ten years, later taking in associates. He was a tenacious trial attorney and excellent negotiator; he single handedly builtup a very successful practice. After getting married, Allen and Miriam moved to Tenafly where they raised their sons. Allen will be remembered for his sharp wit; he was a great joke teller; a sports aficionado, loving any sport susceptible to bets. He loved playing tennis and playing poker. He had a card game that was started when he was an undergraduate at Rutgers and has been going for 50+ years; his card buddies were a great source of comfort and joy until the lock down. Allen is survived by his former wife and loyal friend, Miriam Zavodnick-Reyes, his sons, Benjamin Isaac Zavodnick, Esq., daughter-in-law, Jackie Murray Zavodnick, twin granddaughters, Maddy and Ruby Zavodnick, his son Adam Daniel Zavodnick, M.D., daughter-in-law Grace Reddy Zavodnick, and his sister, Sandra Perlmutter, née. Zavodnick and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Allen was a great father, grandfather, uncle and friend - we miss his wit and unique charm; he was an original and will be sorely missed.
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