George S. Christoff Jr. of Mountainside, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2012, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. Mr. Christoff was born in Elizabeth, N.J. and raised in Linden, N.J., before moving to Mountainside 58 years ago. George served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4-1/2 years. During World War II, he was a member of the Edson Raiders Battalion and received a Presidential Citation and Purple Heart for injuries sustained at the battle of Guadalcanal. George was the president and owner of Westfield Sheet Metal in Kenilworth, N.J., for many years before retiring in 2002. He loved to hunt, fish and play golf. George was a member of the Dream Mile Club in Pennsylvania, Plainfield Country Club and the Amwell Conservatory in Ringoes N.J. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Trittipoe Christoff, and his son, George N. and his wife, Cathleen.
Mr. Cass, a onetime member of the staff of then .Attorney-General Tom C. Clark, now Supreme Court justice, became the first county attorney in 1945 after his discharge from the Marines in World War II.