Shirley Rae Slomovitz (Gott), 94, of Maplewood died Jan. 4, 2016. She was born in Bayonne, where she resided before moving to Maplewood 10 years ago.
In addition to being a homemaker and raising three sons, Mrs. Slomovitz helped manage Ben’s from Avenue C, a retail store in Bayonne. The business was established in the early 1900s by her in-laws, Ben and Sophie Slomovitz. She and her husband, Leo, continued to run the business until the mid-1980s.
She was a graduate of Bayonne High School and the Mandel School for Medical Technicians.
She was active as a volunteer at Bayonne Hospital. She was a member of Bayonne Jewish Community Center and Temple Emanu-El and a life member of Hadassah. She was an active participant at Winchester Gardens, her residence in Maplewood.
Predeceased by her husband, Leo, whom she married in 1941, and a grandson, Evan Slomovitz, she is survived by three sons, Jay (Iris) of Springfield, Kenneth (Cindy) of Buffalo, NY, and Michael (Toby) of New Hope, Pa.; a brother, Julian Gott; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 6 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.