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Thursday, January 27, 2005

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 health.

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 books.

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.