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Morris Auyash

April 14, 1927 — April 4, 2024

Highland Park, NJ

Morris (Moe) Auyash passed away peacefully on April 4, 2024, 10 days before his 97th birthday. Moe was born on April 14, 1927 in Highland Park New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Solomon Auyash, sister, Sarah Hamburg, and daughter-in-law, Patricia Zimmermann. 

 

Moe’s parents emigrated from Salonica, Greece during the Depression and settled in Highland Park, NJ where they provided Moe and his sister a loving childhood. His father ran People’s Grocery Store in New Brunswick, NJ where he worked tirelessly to support his family during these difficult times.  At age 16, Moe lied about his age and enlisted in the United States Navy.  He was deployed on a minesweeper in the Pacific.  Upon returning home he met the love of his life, Marian Goldstein, on a blind date and they were married on March 27, 1949. They recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. There was nothing Moe would not do for his soulmate and life partner, Marian.  

 

Moe attended Rutgers University with the intention of becoming an accountant.  However, his two uncles enticed him to join them in their new business. They formed Narbest Food Products.  Their salad making business thrived and Moe and his uncles were able to support their families and put all their first generation children through college. The business was eventually sold to Sally Sherman Foods and Moe continued working for the company well into his 80s. He enjoyed participating in food shows and maintaining relationships with supermarkets in the New Jersey and New York area

 

The greatest enjoyment of his life was always his family. This kind man is survived by his wife, Marian; children, Stewart Auyash, Andrea (Mark) Dinner; grandchildren David (Elizabeth) Dinner, Steven (Maria) Dinner, Sean Zimmermann Auyash; and great grandchildren,

Graham and Colette Dinner and Jameson Dinner.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Ahzheimer’s Association or the charity of one’s choice.

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