New York - Al Sotoloff, longtime
Silo Appliance City
executive, died on Sept. 3. He was 78.
Sotoloff retired from Silo in 1982 after a long career with the
chain, eventually becoming executive VP.
Silo, a member of the NATM Buying Group for many years, was
founded in the late 1940s and was a powerhouse retailer in the Philadelphia area until the
1990s when it attempted to go national. One of Silo's claims to fame was as one
of the first electronics/appliance chains that operated in a big-box format.
In recognition for Sotoloff's service to the industry, the
Anti-Defamation League's CE/Major Appliance Industries division presented him
with its Torch of Liberty award in 1986.
who lived in Boca Raton, Fla., and Margate City, N.J.,
is survived by his wife, Laurette; a daughter and two sons; a brother; six
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to Atlantic Care Hospice at P.O. Box 1626 Pleasantville, N.J.,