Local sign maker and artist Felix Humberto Schraiber, age 83, died on June 19, 2019 in Overlook Medical Center in Summit from complications of pneumonia. A beloved family man, he emigrated from Argentina where he studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires and learned sign making primarily as an apprentice to Argentinian craftsmen. In the early 1970’s, he made NJ his home opening several businesses including his first sign shop under the name El Argentino Signs as well as Gaucho Steak House in the 1980’s and Kearny Signs until the present day.
For over 45 years, he beautified Kearny, Harrison and the surrounding areas with his talent and unique style of hand-lettering and advertising, making businesses flourish in the process.
Many a times, Felix kindly donated his graphic design skills to the Kearny Police Department and Kearny High School. He had a generous heart and a zest for life and coming to the United States was his greatest adventure. His artistry, creativity and great sense of humor will always be remembered.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 am in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery office shortly before 11am.
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