Daniel M. Kadish, 79, died Monday, February 25th at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. He was born May 16, 1939 in San Francisco, CA to Reuben and Barbara (Weeks) Kadish. In 1946, his family moved to Vernon, NJ where they became dairy farmers.
After graduating from Sussex HS, he went on to attend NYU, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Art History in 1964. He continued his education at Yale University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1968 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1969.
From 1963 through 1982, Dan was a college instructor of Fine Arts. He was active in the Hoboken and Jersey City fine arts world. Additionally, he exhibited his paintings in Ohio and NJ. In 1996, he and his wife, Carol, began raising beef cattle. Prices Switch Farms is one of Sussex County’s preserved farms.
Besides Dan’s love of art, he was active in Vernon’s history and government. He was a former member of the Vernon Historical Society and a current member of the Vernon Historic Preservation Commission. In the 1990’s Dan entered politics and served as a Vernon Committeeman. In 2011, he reentered local government as a Vernon Councilman, which continued until the present day.
Dan is survived by his wife Carol, his sons David Kadish and his partner Sarah Rand of White Plains, NY, and Jonathan Kadish and his wife Kim of Woodstock, NY. He is also survived by his brother Julian Kadish, wife Marielle Ferriter, and nieces Kaleala and Alaisha Kadish-Ferriter of Norton, MA, nephew Philip Kadish and his wife Lael of NYC, and his sister-in-law Pamela Tilli of Hardyston, NJ. Dan was predeceased by his brother Kennan.
Visitation with Dan’s family will be held on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service from 12:00-1:00 PM at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (One Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ 07462. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Daniel’s name may be made to any of the Vernon Twp Fire Depts. or Ambulance Squads.