Michael Zudiker



Day and Time of Service: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:30 p.m.

Location of Service: Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim, 338 Walnut Ave., Cranford, N.J. 07016

Interment: Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.


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Michael Zudiker passed away on Monday, Feb. 21, 2016 after a lengthy illness.  He was 71.  Born in Poughkeepsie, New York he lived in Woodhaven Queens and Howard Beach, N.Y. before moving to New Jersey where he lived in Roselle Park and Elizabeth before moving to Cranford 20 years ago.  He earned a B.S. and a Ph.D. from Queens College as well as an MBA from St. Johns, University in New York City.  He was employed in the pharmaceutical industry working over 20 years for Schering Plough as Director of New Products Planning and later for 10 years for Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Terrytown, New York in the same capacity.  He retired five years ago.  He was a member of the Cranford and Millburn Photography Club and had been an active member of Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim of Cranford, N.J..  He is survived by his beloved wife Susanne Goldstein (nee Robin), a son Steven Zudiker and his wife Janay Osantowski of SanDiego, CA., and a daughter Suzanne Zudiker of Los Angeles, CA., a sister Ronnie (Richard) Zusman of Raynham, MA., and 5 grandchildren, Amelia Hanson, Ocean Zudiker, Tyler Hanson, Naomi Zudiker and Reagan Goldstein.