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Seth M. Scheiner

Seth M. Scheiner, of Kendall Park, N.J., professor emeritus in American history at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, passed away on November 3, 2015, at Atrium Acute Care of Princeton. He was 82.

A graveside service was held at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.

Born in New York, N.Y., Scheiner lived in Kendall Park for 30 years. He retired in 1998 from Rutgers, where he had taught since 1968. From 1962 to 1968, he taught at Temple University. He was the author of "Negro Mecca: A History of the Negro in New York City, 1865–1920," "Reconstruction: A Tragic Era," and "Black Americans: Interpretive Readings.”

Scheiner is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eveline; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Robin Scheiner and Adam Scheiner and Lana Faye Taradash; a sister, Martha Lederer; a stepdaughter, Ellen Goldstein, and her husband, Allan; a stepson, Evan Shurak; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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