SCHIFF, JACOB J. "Jay", 89 - of the Pinehurst
section of Galloway Township passed away on Sunday evening at
Regional Medical Center, Vineland. Jay had been ill since August
after suffering a fall. He was the son of the late Herman & Rae
Schiff. Jay was born in Dover, and was a longtime Atlantic City
resident prior to moving to Galloway Twp.
Jay was employed for many years in the family owned
Schiff Business Stationery Store (later Schiff-Charney) in Atlantic
City. After leaving the family business, he worked in the Library at
the Stockton State College of NJ and volunteered as a math tutor for
students at the Atlantic City High School. He also volunteered at
the Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped. A decorated Veteran
of World War II, Jay served in the United States Army Air Corps.
While on active duty, he volunteered to be the sole assistant to a
military doctor in nursing a highly contagious soldier back to
He was a member of the Cape Atlantic Rock Hounds
and was also a licensed Ham Radio Operator. He enjoyed bicycling,
walking, trains and was a voracious reader, especially science
Jay is survived by his wife, Nadine (nee Leeds);
one sister, Jenny Flink, FL; as well as several nieces, nephews
& great nieces & great nephews.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the
Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd. Vineland. A graveside service
will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of
flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the
Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped, 206 Asbury Rd., Egg
Harbor Twp., NJ 08234, B'nai Brith, 1601 Walnut St., Phila., PA.
19102 or World Jewish Congress, P.O. Box 90400, Washington, DC
20090. To e-mail condolences, please visit:
This is a link to Jay's COMPANION IN ZEOR tribute page.