2015-03-05 / Obituaries

Evelyn Hyman

Evelyn Hyman, 88, of Freehold, died Feb. 9 at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, Pa., after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Freehold for 64 years.

A native of Yonkers, N.Y., she graduated from Adelphi College. She moved to Freehold with her husband, Jack, a dentist, in 1951. Over many decades she was a presence in the dental office as a bookkeeper, receptionist and assistant. A licensed teacher, she was one of the founders of one of the area’s first preschool programs.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was involved in Cub Scouts and the Freehold Little League, in which her children were players and her husband was a coach. Her hobbies included painting, beading and collecting picture postcards. In addition, she was a volunteer in many community activities.

Evelyn was a member of Congregation Agudath Achim, Freehold. A breast cancer survivor, she organized support groups and served as a counselor to newly diagnosed patients.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, David Hyman and Farah Jimenez of Philadelphia, Mark Hyman and Cecilia Brennecke of Baltimore, and William Hyman and Janine Pratt of Elkins Park, Pa.; and four grandchildren, Benjamin, Eli, Maya and Lia.

A funeral service was held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Support Group at CentraState Healthcare System, 901 W. Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728; to Congregation Kol Ami, 8201 High School Road, Elkins Park, Pa. 19027, or to Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md. 21210.

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