Herbert Slotnick, 88 years of age, of West Hartford, Connecticut died Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Born in Malden, MA, he was the son of the late Hyman and Bella (Glanz) Slotnick. He graduated from Beverly High School in Beverly, MA and Northeastern University. He earned Masters degrees in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MIT. Herb also received a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He worked for Pratt & Whitney as an engineer and then had an extensive many decade long career as a chemistry professor at Central Connecticut State University before he retired. Herb authored many papers on chemistry and co-authored a textbook.
Herb was a member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford, and Level Lodge No 137 A.F. & A. M. He was an avid clarinetist and a member of several community bands. He also was a member and supporter of many philanthropic organizations.
He leaves his wife, Muriel ‘Marcia’ (Newman) Slotnick; his children, Lewis A. Slotnick and his wife Jamie of Burlington, CT, Betsy Slotnick Rubinstein and her husband Reed of Silver Spring, MD; his grandchildren, Samuel J. Slotnick, Alyssa J. Slotnick, David J. Rubinstein and his wife Yael, Aaron J. Rubinstein and his wife Lauren, and Joseph D. Rubinstein; and his great-granddaughters, Maya and Kayla. He was predeceased by his sister Zelda Slotnick Levy and also leaves behind three nieces, a nephew and two great nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson St. Ext., Avon. Shiva will be observed at his home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, www.fidf.org or to Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 or to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Herbert, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.