Alvin C. Schottenfeld, 96, of Lenox, Mass., and West Palm Beach, Fla., died Dec. 16, 2012.
Mr. Schottenfeld joined and eventually expanded his family’s retail floor covering business.
He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1937 and Harvard Law School in 1940.
He served as a captain in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II.
A longtime member of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, a community leader, and philanthropist, he served as president of the Jewish Child Care Association and on the board of directors of Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Council of Essex County, the predecessor organization to Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pearl (Feller); two daughters, Audrey Stern of Parsippany and Karen (Paul) Pyonin of Livingston; his son, Richard (Tanina Rostain) of New Haven, Conn.; a sister, Frances Koch; a brother, Milton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 18 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.