Martha S. Bronner, 92, of Union, NJ, died on December 13, 2015. She was born in Newark, NJ, grew up in Irvington and moved to Union in 1947. After graduating from Irvington High School in 1940, she was chief clerk of the Irvington, NJ, state motor vehicle agency until 1954 when she became a stay-at-home mom active in Boy Scouts and PTA. In 1968 she returned to the workforce as a part-time bookkeeper; she enjoyed being back in the business world and still having ample family time at home.
Along with her sister Dorothy, she had been an active member of the Papermill Playhouse Guild. Martha had been an officer of Biertuempfel Park Civic Association, a board member of the Union AARP, and was still an active board member of the Prudential Retired Employees Association.
Martha, the daughter of Edward and Martha Steinke, was predeceased by: her parents; her husband, Herman A. Bronner; sisters, Eleanor Miller and Dorothy W. Wolfe (husband James); and brother, Dr. William E. Steinke. She is survived by two children, Carol E. Lenz (husband Ken) of Pleasant Garden, NC, and a son, Dr. William E. Bronner of Silver Spring, MD; three grandchildren, Karl K. Lenz, Abigail J. Lenz, and Susanna K. Lenz, sister-in-law, Elaine Steinke; two nieces, Joan Stanford and Kathleen Miller, and two nephews, Edward Miller and Donald Miller.
As per her wishes, a private cremation was handled by Growney Funeral Home, Hillside, NJ. Interment of her ashes at Hollywood Memorial Park will be scheduled at a later date.