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Carey Londner, a former managing editor of The Jewish Standard, died Thursday night of complications following major surgery. She was only with us for a few years (I will have to check dates when I am back in the office), but she made an imprint on the paper.

A small person, she was nonetheless a determined one. Woe to a writer who missed a deadline. One rabbi (who shall remain nameless) confided to me that he always sent in his d’var Torah on time because he was afraid Carey would take a whip to him if he was late.

For various reasons, she had an unhappy life. All of us who knew her wish it had been happier, and longer. But she loved being Jewish (I met her just after her adult bat mitzvah) and she loved journalism.

Newspapers were her life. She would have been thrilled to know that the Associated Press gave her an obituary. Here is is – and below that is a staff report from The Daily Record, a Gannett newspaper in Parsippany:

Veteran journalist Carey Londner dies at 54

The Associated Press

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Carey J. Londner, a writer and copy editor who worked at several New Jersey newspapers during her long career in journalism, has died. She was 54.

Londner, who most recently worked for the Daily Record of Morris County, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Her death was announced by the newspaper, but a cause of death was not disclosed.

Londner, a Clifton resident, joined the Daily Record as a copy editor in 1997. She started her tenure there in the features department before moving to the news desk.

Before joining the paper, she was a copy editor at The Record of Bergen County, a writer and editor for the Jewish Standard of Teaneck and also worked for Metro West Jewish News of Whippany.

A graduate of Douglass College in New Brunswick, she also studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Carey Londner, longtime journalist, Daily Record editor, dies at age 54

Daily Record Staff Report “¢ December 20, 200

PARSIPPANY — Carey J. Londner, a longtime New Jersey journalist who was a copy editor for the Daily Record for more than 10 years, died Thursday at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson after a brief illness. She was 54.
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Londner, a resident of Clifton, joined the Daily Record as a copy editor in 1997. She first worked with the features department, later becoming a copy editor on the news desk. Prior to joining the Daily Record, Londner was a copy editor for The Record of Hackensack and previously had been a writer and editor for the Jewish Standard of Teaneck.

Londner also had worked for Metro West Jewish News of Whippany.

“Carey took extreme pride in her work as a copy editor,” said William E. Demarest, assistant managing editor/presentation for the Daily Record. “She dedicated herself to the causes of accuracy and good writing. In her role as a copy editor, she worked with many young writers and always sought out ways of helping those writers improve their skills.”

Londner was a graduate of Douglass College in New Brunswick and studied at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. She grew up in Manhattan and in Pearl River, N.Y., and was a graduate of Nanuet High School, Nanuet, N.Y. Her interest in journalism began as a child, when she worked on her elementary school newspaper and later her high school newspaper.

She is survived by her sister, Loren Londner, of Wellington, Fla., and two nephews, Kyle and Brett Maistri, also of Wellington. She was the daughter of Marilyn and Nathan Londner, who died in 2005.

A service is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday at Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn. The family requests donations in her memory be made to the March of Dimes, New Jersey chapter, 5 Cedar Brook Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512, www.marchofdimes.com/newjersey/

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