Obituary: Livia Chertoff, 73, El Al flight attendant
By: Star-Ledger staff
Published in: Star-Ledger
Date of issue: Monday, 21 December 1998
Mrs. Chertoff died Saturday in the Ashbrook Nursing Home, Scotch Plains.
She was the first airline hostess for El Al Airlines and participated in Operation Magic Carpet, the famous airlift of Yemenite Jews to Israel.
Mrs. Chertoff also operated L'Artigue, an art gallery in Elizabeth.
Her son, Michael, served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1983 through 1987 and as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1987 through 1990. He was U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1990 through 1994 and during the Whitewater investigation in 1995 and 1996, he was counsel for the Senate Banking Committee.
Born in Poland, Mrs. Chertoff lived in Palestine and Elizabeth before moving to Florida several years ago.
Beloved and Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother
Gershon Baruch Chertoff
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