Dr. Joan G. Ehrenfeld, died on 6/25/11
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 25, at the Highland Park Conservative Temple/Congregation Anshe Emeth, corner of Third Avenue and Benner Street.
Dr. Ehrenfeld spent her 35-year career as a Rutgers University professor of ecology studying plant communities around New Jersey, ranging from the Pine Barrens to the urban wetlands of Rahway. She was internationally recognized as a leading voice on plant ecology. Born in New York City, Dr. Ehrenfeld earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Biology from Barnard College in 1969, and then earned a Master's degree from Harvard University in 1970 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1975. She is survived by her brother, Robert Gardner; husband, David Ehrenfeld; her children, Kate Gardoqui and her husband Daniel Gardoqui, Jane Dimyan-Ehrenfeld and her husband Michael Dimyan, Jonathan Ehrenfeld and his wife Emily Ford, and Samuel Ehrenfeld; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
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