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The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County

516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040  
Phone 973-763-1905   Email: 
Board of Trustees: Anja Moen, President,
Lisa Novemsky Vice-President; Susan Kennedy, Secretary; Marty Cotler, Treasurer
Zia Durrani; Betty Levin; Allan Parmet; Fred Sebastian; Rosalie Sussman
Martha Gallahue, Interim Leader; Boe Meyerson, Leader Emerita; Jim White, Leader Emeritus
Today is     Updated 12-10-11

Fred Sebastian Memorial Page


This page as information about our late member Fred Sebastian



Fred Sebastian was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.  He lived for years in Rockland County and attended Pearl River High School.  For many years he owned an electronics store in upper Manhattan.  Additionally, he started a music and CD distribution service and moved to West Orange.  He also repaired and re-cycled computers and other electronic equipment. 

He did much volunteer work for New Jersey Peace Action and other organizations and helped with the founding of Union County Peace Council and co-sponsored UCPC documentary film showings.


Pau Surovell, Fred Sebastian, and Madelyn Hoffman of Peace Action

 He also organized lectures, concerts and film showings at the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, where he was a member of theBoard of Trustees.

Fred, along with his book and CD table, became a regular presence at many peace and environmental festivals and local street fairs. He is survived by two sisters and his son, Jesse.


Donations can be made in Fred's name to New Jersey Peace Action, 673 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003; or to the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, where the Fred Sebastian Film Series is being founded in his name to continue Fred's vision for enlightenment, peace and activism.






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