Ernest Prupis

by | Nov 8, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Ernest Prupis, age 82, born in Newark, N. J. on March 29, 1931, died on Oct. 22.

Ernest is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sheila; his daughters Allyne Zorn and her husband Robert, Karen Irwin and her husband Wade. Grandchildren Justin (Katy) Irwin, David (Briana) Zorn, Jenna Zorn and Jessica (Josh) Grippo, great granddaughter Kyleigh Irwin and a brother, Bob Prupis. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Adele Prupis, his brother, Julius Prupis and sister Selma Futterman.

Ernest graduated from Hillside High School, Brown University and Yale Law School. He was a partner in the law firm Weltchek, Prupis & Ritz in Elizabeth, N. J. for his entire career. He resided in Berkeley Heights, N. J. for more than 20 years, where he was the first president of the Berkeley Heights Community Pool, a member of the town’s planning board, a municipal judge and a candidate for Town Council.

After retirement, Ernest lived in Seabrook Island, S. C. for 20 years, where he was a member of the Property Owner’s Association and Planning Board. He enjoyed playing tennis, attending the ballet, opera, and symphony and collecting fine arts.

The funeral took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating. Donations in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd Street #3, New York, N.Y. 10016; Beth Sholom Village, 6401 Auburn Dr, Va. Beach, Va., or the charity of choice. H.D. Oliverw.