Irving Gall, 93, of Paramus, died on Jan. 12.
Born in Manhattan, he co-founded Fish-Aide in 1949 and then worked for more than 40 years in the pet industry, including vice president of sales for Metaframe, president of the LongLife division of Hartz Mountain, and president of the National Association of the Pet Industry.
A leader in the Jewish community, he was chair of the ritual committee and a weekly Torah reader in congregations in Levittown, Port Washington, and the JCC of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah. He was a supporter of Israel and Israel Bonds and wrote many letters to the editor of The Jewish Standard and other publications.
He was active in the Democratic Party and, at 80, was elected to the Paramus Town Council. He was also an active delegate to the state chapter of the AARP.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lee, children, Martin of Scituate, Mass., Ellen Gall (Penchansky) of Miami, Fla., Barbara Norden of Saddle River, and Stephanie Carmel of Maplewood; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were at the JCCP/CBT. Arrangements were by Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, Paramus.