In memory of
Susan Hein
In memory of
Susan Hein
Susan Flax Hein Active volunteer and tutor raised her family in Short Hills Susan Flax Hein, 81, of Livingston, N.J., passed away peacefully on July 9, 2020, surrounded by her family. Susan was born in Newark, N.J., in 1938 to Dr. Ira and Gussie Flax. She enjoyed her childhood in Newark along with her older sister, Sondra, in time graduating from Weequahic High School. She went on to attend The University of Vermont, where she was a standout student, graduating summa cum laude. After graduation, she went on to attain her master's of science degree in microbiology from University of Vermont, again achieving honors distinction. At UVM, she met the love of her life, Dr. Herbert F. Hein. They were married and remained in Burlington, Vt., where Herb received his medical degree. They eventually moved to Elizabeth, N.J., and then settled in Short Hills, N.J., where they raised a family and remained for 44 years. Susan became a mother in 1963, giving birth to her daughter Stacey, and again 2 ½ years later, to her son Steve. She relished in motherhood, actively playing a part in the growth of her children. She was a Cub Scouts Den mother and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a very active Glenwood Elementary School parent volunteer. She later became a board member of The Millburn Soccer Association. As her children got older, Susan became an active tutor, helping Millburn High School students with algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus. She eventually went back to work full time as the office manager for Eye Clinic PA in Newark, N.J., Dr. Hein's ophthalmology practice. Susan was actively involved with charities and philanthropy throughout her life. She was a former president of the Suburban Chapter of The Deborah Heart & Lung Association. She donated time at St. Hubert's Animal Shelter in Madison, N.J. Most recently she was a certified volunteer at St. Barnabas Hospital with their Pet Therapy Center. The program is a patient-centered experience that brings dogs to the hospital to interact with patients in need. Susan is survived by her sister, Sondra Hollander of Dallas, Texas; her daughter, Stacey and her husband Dr. David Gross of Elizabeth, N.J.; her son Steven and his wife Kimberly of Short Hills, N.J.; and her beloved grandchildren, Elisabeth, Jeremy and Casey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation or St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., in Susan's memory.
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In memory of
Susan Hein
Susan Flax Hein Active volunteer and tutor raised her family in Short Hills Susan Flax Hein, 81, of Livingston, N.J., passed away peacefully on July 9, 2020, surrounded by her family. Susan was born in Newark, N.J., in 1938 to Dr. Ira and Gussie Flax. She enjoyed her childhood in Newark along with her older sister, Sondra, in time graduating from Weequahic High School. She went on to attend The University of Vermont, where she was a standout student, graduating summa cum laude. After graduation, she went on to attain her master's of science degree in microbiology from University of Vermont, again achieving honors distinction. At UVM, she met the love of her life, Dr. Herbert F. Hein. They were married and remained in Burlington, Vt., where Herb received his medical degree. They eventually moved to Elizabeth, N.J., and then settled in Short Hills, N.J., where they raised a family and remained for 44 years. Susan became a mother in 1963, giving birth to her daughter Stacey, and again 2 ½ years later, to her son Steve. She relished in motherhood, actively playing a part in the growth of her children. She was a Cub Scouts Den mother and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was a very active Glenwood Elementary School parent volunteer. She later became a board member of The Millburn Soccer Association. As her children got older, Susan became an active tutor, helping Millburn High School students with algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus. She eventually went back to work full time as the office manager for Eye Clinic PA in Newark, N.J., Dr. Hein's ophthalmology practice. Susan was actively involved with charities and philanthropy throughout her life. She was a former president of the Suburban Chapter of The Deborah Heart & Lung Association. She donated time at St. Hubert's Animal Shelter in Madison, N.J. Most recently she was a certified volunteer at St. Barnabas Hospital with their Pet Therapy Center. The program is a patient-centered experience that brings dogs to the hospital to interact with patients in need. Susan is survived by her sister, Sondra Hollander of Dallas, Texas; her daughter, Stacey and her husband Dr. David Gross of Elizabeth, N.J.; her son Steven and his wife Kimberly of Short Hills, N.J.; and her beloved grandchildren, Elisabeth, Jeremy and Casey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation or St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., in Susan's memory.
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