June 13, 1937 – November 17, 2019
Sheldon Botkin, age 82, of Howell, formally of Manalapan, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 peacefully in his home.
Sheldon was born June 13, 1937 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York to Louis and Belle (née Packer) Botkin. After graduating from high school, Sheldon advanced his draft number to be eligible for G. I. benefits. He served in the infantry for two years in Germany and two years in the Army Reserves.
Sheldon went to night school and worked for the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters as a statistical audit. In 1980, Sheldon joined the Continental Insurance Company as an assistant vice president of data management. His last two years of employment was with the National Council on workers' compensation.
Mr. Botkin was preceded in death by his wife Susan (née Jablon) Botkin of 55 years in April 2018 and his sister Rayna Botkin.
He is survived by son Brian Botkin and his wife Carrie of London, England; his daughter Jill Broxmeyer and her husband Joseph of Howell, New Jersey; sister Barbara Bates and her husband Ernesto; five grandchildren: Joshua, Katie, and Ben Botkin, and Ryan and Lindsay Broxmeyer; cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.
Sheldon was an avid Frank Sinatra and New York Yankee fan. He loved to read and listen to music. Most of all, he loved his family.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019 beginning promptly at 11:00 AM at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, 44 Wilson Avenue, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM at United Hebrew Cemetery, 122 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, New York 10306.
The period of mourning will be observed at Sheldon's residence on Wednesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Thursday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM, and Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sheldon's memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.
- Brian Botkin (Carrie), Son
- Jill Broxmeyer (Joseph), Daughter
- Barbara Bates (Ernesto), Sister
- Joshua Botkin, Grandson
- Katie Botkin, Granddaughter
- Ben Botkin, Grandson
- Ryan Broxmeyer, Grandson
- Lindsay Broxmeyer, Granddaughter
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
- Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Shiva Wednesday, November 20, 2019
- Shiva Thursday, November 21, 2019
- Shiva Friday, November 22, 2019
November 20, 2019
I am sorry for your loss Brian and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take whatever time you need to remember the good times and be with your family.
All the best, Chris
Shannon Brainard (Gaines)
November 18, 2019
To the one and only Shelly my other father! Extend a tan, the downstairs bathroom, above ground pool with our old school lounge chairs and so so so many more. No matter how long it was until I saw you your greeting was always the love of a father. May you rest now with our love Momma Susan.
November 17, 2019
Dear Jill, Brian and the entire family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Shelly was a shining light and a fighter. Just remember the good times and know that he is now with Susan.
Xoxoxo Beth and Lou