RICHARD HOENIG

Obituary of RICHARD HOENIG

Richard Hoenig, 94, of Tinton Falls, N.J., died March 7, of heart failure. Born in Newark, he lived in Orange, and then 50 years in Edison, N.J. before moving to Seabrook, a senior living community in Tinton Falls, in 2013. Mr. Hoenig graduated from Weequaic High School in Newark. He served in the U. S. Army between 1944 and 1946. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Later he pursued post-graduate studies in economics and finance at New York University and the Stonier School. He spent 13 years of his early career as a reporter for the Associated Press in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, PA, and New York City. In 1964 he started working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For nearly 20 years as an officer of the Fed, he served as the Reserve Bank’s chief press spokesman, conducting what was widely acknowledged as the nation’s oldest periodic press conference on banking and the financial markets. After a nearly 25-year career, he retired from the Fed in 1990 as an assistant vice president. He married the former Shirley Burns, who attended the same high school, on Nov. 1, 1959. They were married for nearly 55 years until her death in 2014. Mr. Hoenig is survived by his three children: Jeffrey of Phillipsburg, N.J. and his wife Monika; Amy Rubin of Tinton Falls, N.J. and her husband Steve; and Scott of Washington, D.C. He also has five grandchildren, Erica, Marci, Marisa, Sean, Jessica, and her husband Mike. A graveside burial service was conducted on March 9 at Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge.
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