Max Schloff

Obituary of Max Schloff

Max H. Schloff of Manchester, NJ, died peacefully at the age of 76 on October 24, 2023.  Born and raised in New Jersey, Max graduated from Cranford High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers College and a law degree from Rutgers University.

He married Barbara in 1973 and moved to Clark, N.J., where they raised their daughters, Robyn and Jamie.  He worked as a state, county, and private attorney before transitioning to real estate later in his career.  

Extremely proud of his Jewish heritage, Max had an unwavering commitment to the community. He was heavily involved as a  board member at Temple Beth O’r in Clark for nearly 30 years, and he served as President of the Congregation. After he and Barbara relocated to Manchester in 2004, he was a Trustee on the board of both the Jewish Federation of Ocean County and the board of  Congregation B’nai Israel in Toms River.  Subsequently, he became an active member of  Temple Beth Am Shalom in Lakewood,  raising thousands of dollars for the congregation during this time.

Max was also very involved in politics, having supported numerous campaigns and serving as a board member for the Union County Democratic Committee for over 20 years. A strong advocate for equal rights, Max also served as the Equal Opportunity Officer for the township of Clark for nearly a decade. 

An avid lover of history, Max enjoyed visiting museums, battlegrounds, and any monumental site. He also enjoyed watching and going to sporting events– either a Mets or a Penn State football game when he had the chance.  He loved going to a Broadway show or a concert, especially a Josh Groban concert. 

A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Max was devoted to his family and especially cherished spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of over 50 years; his daughters, Robyn (Robert) and Jamie (Liam); his grandchildren, Emma and Dillon; and his sister, Rose Laurie.

To honor his steadfast support for Israel, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund/USA Israel Resilience Campaign or Magen David Adom.


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Graveside Funeral Services

10:00 am
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Toms River Jewish Community Cemetery
1130 West Whitty Road
Toms River, New Jersey, United States


Sunday and Monday evening at the family home in Manchester.
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