Pearl Grossman, a long-time resident of Rossmoor, Monroe NJ, passed away peacefully with her
loving friends at her side on October 19, 2019. She was 70 years old and one of the longest
survivors of a liver transplant (21 years). Born in New Brunswick, N.J., she lived with her cherished
dog, Julian, and was the surrogate guardian for her cousin, who lives with challenges faced by living
on the spectrum of autism. Pearl loved her nephew, niece and god-daughter, whom she helped raise
and nurture throughout her life. She was a member of the Chabad Jewish Center of South
Brunswick. Pearl served as an active member on the board of directors of Partnerships for People
for over 10 years. She was dedicated to the mission of Partnerships for People to serve individuals
with disabilities through advocacy and community based supports. Pearl lived her life with humor
and passion that included an unbridled commitment to her friends (many), family and fighting the
good fight until the end.
Predeceased by her parents, Irving Grossman and Irene (née Weiss); and her cousin, Gerald Weiss.
Pearl is survived by her loving cousin Ira Dechowitz; her brother, Alan Grossman and his fiance
Christine Ciccone; her niece Heather Pasciak and her husband Andrew; her nephew Jay Grossman
and his wife Maria; her god-daughter Tina Gross and her husband Jeremy and son Ayden; three
loving great nephews, Dean, Eli and Nicholas; and numerous devoted friends who benefited from her
humor and passion for life and who helped her champion her final days – doing it her way.
Services will begin at 10 am on October 23, 2019 at the Bronson & Guthlein Funeral Home.
Interment will occur at 10:45 am at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. As a 20 plus year survivor
of a liver transplant Pearl has requested that anyone honoring her memory consider liver donation.
You may also contribute to the American Liver Foundation through https://liverfoundation.org/ .
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