Jon M. Mandell, 78, of Manalapan and Boca Raton, Fla., died March 3, 2018. He was born in New Brunswick and lived in Linden before raising his family in Metuchen.
Dr. Mandell began his practice of chiropractic in 1962, joining his father, Dr. Emanuel Mandell in Linden. In 1966, he opened his own office for chiropractic in Metuchen, where he practiced until 2006. He was joined in practice there by his daughter-in-law Dr. Beth Mandell and his son Dr. Mark Mandell.
He attended Haverford College, graduated from Rutgers University, received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Chiropractic Institute of New York and his Diplomate of Chiropractic Orthopedics from National College of Chiropractic.
He was a longtime member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Florida Chiropractic Association, and the New Jersey Chiropractic Society, where he was honored with the Distinguished Chiropractor of the Year Award. He was an active member of the Middlesex County Jewish community. He was a founder and charter member of the JCC of Middlesex County in Edison; a board member of the YMHA of Perth Amboy; a member of Temple Emanu-El, Neve Shalom, and Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple; and a supporter of Israel Bonds. He was very active in the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, where he was a member of the Vanguard Society and Legacy Society. He and his wife donated the bima to Temple Emanu-El in Edison. In 1999, he and his wife were honored by Rutgers University Hillel with the Visionaries in Partnership Award.
He served as a member of his homeowners association board for many years in Florida. A wine enthusiast, he founded the Polo Vino, a tasting club at the Polo Club.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Rosenthal); his daughter, Wendy (Lee) Geller; three sons, Craig (Beth), Mark (Jessica), and Judd; and 10 grandchildren.
Services were held on March 6 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. Memorial contributions can be made to Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, or Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.