Jerome S. Reiter, deli partner, dies at 95

February 20

Jerome S. Reiter, a former partner in Posin’s Bakery and Delicatessen in Washington, died Feb. 12 at a senior living facility in Pompton Plains, N.J. He was 95.

The cause was congestive heart failure, according to his daughter-in-law, Susan Reiter.

Jerome Sanford Reiter was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Harrisburg, Pa., and moved to Washington after high school. He served in the Army during World War II.

After the war, he began working as an accountant at Posin’s, a kosher deli on Georgia Avenue NW. He eventually became an ownership partner of the business before he retired in 1972. Posin’s closed in the late 1990s.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Reiter worked for Economic Consulting Services in Washington.

He was a founding member of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Md., and Temple Shalom in Silver Spring.

He moved from Washington to New Jersey in 2008.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Ruth Hirschfield Reiter of Pompton Plains; a son, Richard Reiter of Cedar Grove, N.J.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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