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Ronald T. Hyman, z”l, Of Highland Park, Age 87

Rutgers University Professor of Education Emeritus Ronald T. Hyman, Esq., z”l died on March 10 at the age of 87 from dementia-related complications.

Hyman was a prolific writer, having been the author or editor of 24 education and law-related books and well over 100 scholarly articles, chapters and monographs. He also wrote scores of scholarly articles (some in Hebrew) on the Hebrew Scriptures, for journals such as Jewish Bible Quarterly, Jewish Education News, Union Seminary Quarterly, Religious Education and others.

Active in his Jewish community, he was a past president of Jewish Family Services and vice president of the Jewish Federation, both in Middlesex County, as well as having served as the president of the Board of the Highland Park Public Library. Throughout his life he also served on the boards of a number of professional member organizations for educators, as well as being a member of the executive council of his chapter of the Association of American University Professors.

Predeceased by his loving wife, literary editor Suzanne Katz Hyman, he will be greatly missed by his son, Jonathan C. Hyman (Gail Rubenfeld); daughter Elana Hollo (Juha Hollo); and daughter Rachel Hyman. Hyman also leaves behind grandson Matti Hollo and his wife, Ilana Weinstein; and granddaughters Jane Hyman, Naomi Hollo and Ellie Hollo. A New Jersey resident for over 50 years, Hyman lived in Highland Park for over 30 years and subsequently Princeton for more than 20 years.

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