EWING… Ann Alsofrom, 87, passed away Friday, December 30th, 2016.
She was born on October 19, 1929 in Jersey City to Joseph M. Alsofrom, an attorney and magistrate, and Lylian Alsofrom (nee Estrin), an elementary school teacher. Raised in Newark, NJ, she attended the Weequahic High School. She received a B.A. from Rutgers University, where she majored in French and Spanish. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in psychology from Teacher’s College of Columbia University, where she taught statistics. Dr. Alsofrom was the author of the chapter on statistics in Dr. George Weinberg’s textbook on psychology. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she worked at McGraw Hill, where she edited an art history encyclopedia. She also wrote an unpublished play, The Prophet Is A Loss In Her Own Time, and was at work on a historical novel and a concise history of World War II.
A long-time resident of New York City, she spent the last four years at Greenwood House in Ewing, NJ, where she was known as an avid reader.
Dr. Alsofrom is survived by her sister, Audrey Steinberg, her devoted niece, Sally Steinberg-Brent, her nephew, Robert J. Steinberg, a great niece, four great nephews, and two great-grand nephews and a great-grand niece. Funeral services were held January 2nd at The Jewish Center of Princeton, with burial at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Memorial contributions can be made to the Jewish Federation of Princeton-Mercer Bucks, Greenwood House, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, or the Psychology Department of Teacher’s College of Columbia University.