Ira Weiss

   Ira Weiss passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 after a sudden illness.  He was 67.
   Born in Newark, N.J., he lived in Hillside before moving to Springfield in 1970, where he lived for the past 45 years.
   He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Farleigh Dickinson University and was the owner of Weiss Distributors for over 35 years since its founding in 1978.  Previously he was the owner of the “Fabric and Knitting Center” in Irvington, N.J. for over 10 years.  He served in the U.S. National Guard and was a 20 year veteran of the Hillside Ambulance Squad.  He was also a member of Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield, N.J.
   He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn (nee Cohen), a son Daniel (Diane) Weiss of New Providence, N.J., a daughter Lori (Peter) Rosenbaum of Short Hills, N.J., a brother Gerald Weiss of Springfield, N.J. and a sister Barbara Kaplan of Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Benjamin, Abigail, Zachary, Tyler and Cooper.   Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from Ross’ Shalom Chapels, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, N.J. 07081.