Slotoroff, J. (Joseph) George - 99, passed away on Saturday night, Oct 17 at his Margate home. Born in Atlantic City and a lifelong resident, George was a 1934 graduate of Atlantic City High School, attended Franklin and Marshall College, class of 1938, and earned LL. B and federal law degrees from Rutgers Newark Law School. George was a lifelong member of both the New Jersey and Federal Bar.
George began his law career in Atlantic City. During and following WWII, he served in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia as the South Jersey District Price Attorney of the Office of Price Administration (OPA) from 1942 to 1947. With the advent of the Korean War, he served from 1951-53 as the South Jersey District Executive for the Office of Price Stabilization (OPS). He returned from government service to Atlantic City, practicing law and managing his family's business, Sam Slotoroff and Sons Men's Clothier, an Atlantic City retail icon for 70 years, until the store's closing in 1982. Until its final day, the store maintained its reputation for quality, good prices, personal service, and integrity. George and his wife Sibby were founding members of Beth El Synagogue, when it was established in Margate in 1956. He was a member of B'nai B'rith, Jewish War Veterans, the Zionist Organization of America and a variety of other philanthropic organizations. He loved history and was always reading at and borrowing books from the area's local libraries. He is predeceased by his parents, Sam and Rebecca (Becky) Slotoroff; his wife, Sylvia (Sibby) Roth Slotoroff; his brother Carl Slotoroff (Muriel), his sister Julia Krantz (Edward). He is survived by brother Herman Slotoroff (the late Elaine Slotoroff) of Somers, NY; daughter, Dr. Ellen Slotoroff Zyroff (Dr. Jack) of La Jolla, CA; grandchildren Dena Zyroff (Dan Spira) of Sharon, MA and David Zyroff (Meira) of Jerusalem; great-grandchildren Daphna, Tamar, Oren, and Talya Spira; Ronen, Aviva, Eliana, and Eden Zyroff; and five nieces and two nephews.
Graveside services will be held Today, Tuesday October 20, 12 noon at the Rodef Sholom Cemetery, 6691 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township. The family asks that donations in his memory may be made to Magen David Adom.