1360 Hamilton St
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732-545-0700
Paul Antonoff

Paul Antonoff

Saturday, December 11th, 1937 - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Paul Antonoff, 82, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, New Jersey.

Mr. Antonoff was born December 11, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Joseph and Sara (Sinitsky) Antonoff. He was raised in Brooklyn, and later moved to New Jersey settling in Somerset with his wife, Betsy and his two children.

Paul attended Brooklyn College, where he was the editor of the Brooklyn College literary magazine Nocturne and where he earned his bachelor’s degree in English. He was a travel consultant for many years. Paul and his wife owned and operated Empress Travel in Woodbridge, NJ. He then was later employed by Liberty Travel until his retirement. Paul was also a writer and theater critic for local newspapers for many years.

Paul loved sports, especially baseball and basketball. He was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the NY Mets and the NY Knicks. He also coached many of his children’s sports teams. Paul was great lover of music, theater and culture and would perform in various community productions. He was a long standing active member of Temple Beth El Somerset. He performed in many of the temples productions, was active in the Mens Club and played catcher for the Mens Club softball team

Mr. Antonoff is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betsy Antonoff of Somerset, NJ; his sons, Noah Antonoff and his wife Andrea of Hillsborough, NJ, Ian Antonoff and his wife Tracy of Brooklyn, NY; his brother, Stanley Antonoff of Weeki Wachee, FL; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Katie, Austin, Aiden and Sam. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Lisa Antonoff, Kenneth Antonoff, Ari Juels and Dara Juels and many friends.

Zoom Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. Rabbi Eli Garfinkle of Temple Beth El will be officiating. Burial will be private at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aphasia Recovery Connection at https://www.aphasiarecoveryconnection.org/donate or Dramatists Guild Foundation at www.classy.org/give/280091/#!/donation/checkout
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    Beth Israel Cemetery
    Route 1 North and Woodbridge Center Drive
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
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Rabbi Eli Garfinkle will be officiating the service via Zoom.com.

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Erma and Bob Cornell

Posted at 10:16am
Paul was one of the first resident my mom, Erma, met. So pleasant and cordial to her. I enjoyed joking with him and called him my brother due to us both having white hair and white beards
Our sympathy to Betsy and the family. Sending with love.

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