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Rhoda Kestenbaum

East Brunswick, New Jersey

August 8, 1932 - June 7, 2024

Rhoda Kestenbaum Obituary

FLEMINGTON – RHODA KESTENBAUM passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024. She was 91 years old.


Born in New York, NY, to Solomon and Tessie (née Dondes) Mutterperl, she resided in the Bronx before moving to New Jersey with her husband and settling down in East Brunswick to start a family, where she lived the rest of her life.


She attended the Bronx High School of Science in one of its first classes that allowed women to attend, as well as the City College of New York. Rhoda worked as a Lab Technician for Rutgers University in New Brunswick.


In her spare time, she enjoyed petting her many cats over the years, crocheting and knitting, and reading. She was an enthusiastic supporter of various New York sports teams (namely the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Knicks, and the Mets), Rutgers women’s basketball, and her grandchildren at their softball games and dance recitals. She was also very proud of how quickly she could finish the New York Times crossword puzzles.


Rhoda is predeceased by her husband, Richard Charles Kestenbaum, who passed before her in 2021; and her eldest son, Edward Stuart Kestenbaum, who passed before her in 2018.


Surviving are her son, Jeff Kesten and his wife, Karen; her daughter, Roberta Kestenbaum and her husband, Andrew Cedarbaum; and her daughter-in-law, Teresa Kestenbaum. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Lara Benson and her husband, John; Keith Kesten and his wife, Sarah; Carla Mosquera and her husband, Cesar; Vanessa Cedarbaum and her husband, Shahyan Rehman; Diana Kestenbaum; Ilana Cedarbaum; and Alison Cedarbaum. She is also survived by her five great-grandchildren. They will remember fondly all of the ridgies and chocolate-covered doughnuts eaten in their grandparents’ home.


Funeral services were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rhoda Kestenbaum hosted by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels.

FLEMINGTON – RHODA KESTENBAUM passed away on Friday, June 7, 2024. She was 91 years old.


Born in New York, NY, to Solomon and Tessie (née Dondes) Mutterperl, she resided in the Bronx before moving to New Jersey with her husband and settling down in East Brunswick to start a family, where she lived the rest of her life.


She attended the Bronx High School of Science in one of its first classes that allowed women to attend, as well as the City College of New York. Rhoda worked as a Lab Technician for Rutgers University in New Brunswick.


In her spare time, she enjoyed petting her many cats over the years, crocheting and knitting, and reading. She was an enthusiastic supporter of various New York sports teams (namely the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Knicks, and the Mets), Rutgers women’s basketball, and her grandchildren at their softball games and dance recitals. She was also very proud of how quickly she could finish the New York Times crossword puzzles.


Rhoda is predeceased by her husband, Richard Charles Kestenbaum, who passed before her in 2021; and her eldest son, Edward Stuart Kestenbaum, who passed before her in 2018.


Surviving are her son, Jeff Kesten and his wife, Karen; her daughter, Roberta Kestenbaum and her husband, Andrew Cedarbaum; and her daughter-in-law, Teresa Kestenbaum. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Lara Benson and her husband, John; Keith Kesten and his wife, Sarah; Carla Mosquera and her husband, Cesar; Vanessa Cedarbaum and her husband, Shahyan Rehman; Diana Kestenbaum; Ilana Cedarbaum; and Alison Cedarbaum. She is also survived by her five great-grandchildren. They will remember fondly all of the ridgies and chocolate-covered doughnuts eaten in their grandparents’ home.


Funeral services were entrusted to MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPELS, East Brunswick. 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rhoda Kestenbaum hosted by Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels.

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