Morton D Gudel, 76

Wednesday August 3, 2011

AGE: 76 • Original Leisure Village

Morton D. Gudel, 76, of Original Leisure Village died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick after a short illness. He graduated in 1953 from Far Rockaway High School. After High School he attended State University of New York and the Institute of Applied Arts and Science, Brooklyn, NY. He served his country in the U.S. Army 1954-1957. After the service he went to work for an architect as a general construction supervisor. He continued in the building industry as a Construction Supervisor, building inspector, and zoning officer in the Twp. of Aberdeen. From 1970-1984 he was self-employed with a Lawn Doctor franchise. He was active in Community affairs: a member of Hose and Chemical Co., # 1 in Aberdeen, and served proudly as Fire Commissioner 1975-1990, CERTS, Kiwanis, Ocean County Traffic Safety Bureau, and recently active with the Air Wing Squadron of Ocean County Sheriff's Department, known as the Black Sheep. Living in Leisure Village, he has served as a trustee for 5 years and held the Office of President for one term. He was active in the Italian American Club and Bocce Club, CBA and other committees. Roller Skating was his passion where he competed in shows as a single and then with a partner doing artistic dancing. He respected his Jewish heritage as a member of Beth Am Shalom, a Reform Jewish congregation and a member of the Jewish War Veterans.

He is predeceased by his parents, Hannah and Alfred Gudel, survived by his former wife, Shirley Gudel, their daughter, Beth Phelan, husband Robert, grandson, Lee, and his devoted partner Barbara Schumacher.

Services will be held Friday August 5th, Beth Am Shalom, 1235 Hwy 70, Lakewood. Interment will follow at Beth Olam Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Morton's memory may be directed to the Leisure Village Foundation 19 Buckingham Drive Lakewood, NJ 08701. Arrangements have been entrusted to Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood, NJ.

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