We lost El on May 31, 1996, at the age of 74.
Born in Rutherford, N.J., El attended Rutherford H.S. and Montclair Academy before matriculating at Princeton. He graduated from the school of engineering. During WWII he served as an officer aboard submarines, seeing action in the Pacific theater.
He began his business career by attending General Motors Institute to learn all aspects of the automobile industry. By 1950 El had become the owner of Carter Oldsmobile in Englewood, N.J. Along with his brother, Bruce, El developed the business into a flourishing dealership until it was sold in 1988.
Through the years, El pursued various interests in travel, trains, and active sports. He was a past officer of Tenafly Rotary Club, as well as a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club and the Englewood Field Club.
After their first date, the former Jean Kohlberger told her friends that she had met a man who "was too good to be true." They were married in Garden City, N.Y., in 1948. She survives, with the couple's two daughters, Susan Jean and Deborah Ann.
Classmate Ted Van Buren represented '43 at El's funeral at the Presbyterian Church in Tenafly, N.J. To the entire family, we extend our deep sympathies.
The Class of 1943