Cover photo for Richard Lenk's Obituary
Richard Lenk Profile Photo
1936 Richard 2014

Richard Lenk

August 29, 1936 — May 27, 2014

Richard Lenk passed away on May 27, 2014. Born on August 29, 1936 in Hackensack, NJ. He has lived in the same house in Paramus since April, 1937. Attended Essie Olive Abeel Private School from kindergarten to high school. B.A. (cum laude) Fairleigh-Dickinson University, 1959. Ph.D. New York University 1969. Dissertation "From Settlement to Suburb, Hackensack, NJ 1686-1804". His advisor was Brook Hindle. Articles published include: "Clerks of Bergen" seven parts The Record 1959-1961, "Sound the Alarm" , The Record 1961, book reviews, article "Sound Recordings and the Historians: Needs and Opportunities", in Spoken Records, Third Edition. Dr. Lenk has appeared many times on the CBS television network and radio station WPAT. A member of the Bergen County Historical Society from 1959, served as a trustee from 1977 to 1980 and president from 1980 to 1983. He was a Lecturer Long Island University 1964, Lecturer Brooklyn College 1965-1967, Instructor New York University 1968, Lecturer Hunter College 1969. Bergen Community College: Assistant Professor 1969-1973, Associate Professor 1973-1980, Professor 1980- until he retired. He served as a member of the Hackensack Tercentenary Committee from 1962 to 1964 and was a member of the committee that microfilmed the old Bergen County newspapers. Visiting at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave., Bergenfield on Thursday 4-8 PM. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

Previous Events

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

4-8 PM

Friday, May 30, 2014
Fairview Cemetery

500 Fairview Ave.
Fairview, NJ 07022

10:30 AM

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Lenk, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree