Suzana Eleanor Hefter – December 5, 2019

Suzana Eleanor Hefter (nee Karlik), of Berkeley Heights, NJ, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on December 5, 2019. Born April 15, 1931 to Anna and Martin Karlik, Suzana grew up down-neck in Newark and lived most of her life in Union, NJ. Sue is predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) and dear friend Matt Golej. She is survived by her daughter Audrey Hughes, son-in-law Al, grandchildren Andrew (25) and Alexa (23), siblings Milo (Bratislava), Anna Tacovsky (Mountainside) and Ed (Sewickly, PA), and many nieces and nephews. During her life she worked at Prudential Insurance in Newark, Lord & Taylor in Westfield, and Tessler & Weiss in Union. Always an active mom, she was active in the PTA, bowling, knitting and painting ceramics. Most recently she learned Mahjong, played Bingo and joined a book club.


Interment private. Donations in Sue’s memory can be made to the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, PO Box 34635 Bethesda, MD 20827.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

2 thoughts on “Suzana Eleanor Hefter – December 5, 2019

  1. I am very sorry for your loss. As a fellow resident of Park Edge, I had the opportunity to know Sue from when we would play Mah Jongg together on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. Sue tried and succeeded to learn how to play. Sue always had a smile on her face even when she didn’t win. When I would meet her at Stop and Shop or Bingo, Sue always had a pleasant word to say. I will miss her smile and wit, but always remember her!

  2. We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Heidi, Dave, and Lily Magno

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