December 4, 1939 – July 29, 2019
Mitchell Slotkin, age 79, a longtime resident of Palm Beach, Florida, passed away July 29 after a short battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Known as Mickey, he worked for Hygrade Food Products, then the 5th largest, U.S. meat packing company, founded by his grandfather, Samuel Slotkin. While he was at Hygrade, Mitchell was deeply involved with the creation of the Ball Park Frank which is today the number one brand in the USA. He stayed with Hygrade after the company was sold, working in the International Casing Division in London, England. He then came to Palm Beach and became a co-owner of K&K Provisions, a food service company. Mitchell was an avid sports fan, a former coach, and a lifelong mentor to many young South Florida athletes. He was a steadfast and rabid fan of the Brooklyn (LA) Dodgers, Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators. Mitchell was predeceased by his father, Hugo Slotkin, former Chairman of the Board of Hygrade and former Chairman of the Board of John Morrell Meat Packing Co., and his mother, Babette Slotkin Okin (Walsey). He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Pamela B. Slotkin of West Palm Beach, Florida; sons-Daniel Alexis Slotkin (Lori) of Darien, Connecticut and Hugh Trevor Slotkin of New Orleans, Louisiana; brothers-Donald (Edie) Slotkin of Jupiter, Florida, Curtis (Carole) Slotkin of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Todd (Judy) Slotkin of Darien, Connecticut; grandsons-Harrison and Bennett Slotkin of Darien, Connecticut, and many beloved nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews across the country. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to T.E.A.M. ELAM Foundation, 6231 PGA Blvd., STE 104-203, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, or to the Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. A Memorial Service will be held in Florida in December. A Memorial website has been set up at Legacy.com.
T.E.A.M. ELAM Foundation
6231 PGA Blvd, Suite 104-203 , Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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August 4, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss Pam
J Kevin Moran
August 1, 2019
Sometimes it's just so hard to accept things that happens so suddenly. It was just a few weeks ago we had such a lovely dinner together and enjoyed the conversation so much as well as the different ideas. Mitchell will be sorely missed by those that knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.
Judy and Kevin Moran
July 30, 2019
Micky and I were eight days apart same neighborhood friends for 60 some odd years great guy so sorry
Katrina & David Morgan
July 30, 2019
Our hearts go out to you and your family.
We loved Mitch...and he will stay in a warm place in our hearts.
Love, Katrina & Davie