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Jules Slansky of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Miami Jewish Health System Senior Home. He was 92 years old. Mr. Slansky was born in New York City on April 28, 1922, to the late Nathan and Helen Slansky. One of three children, he lived above his family’s candy store.

While working as a waiter at Tamarac Lodge in the Catskills, he met the love of his life, Joanne, who was a guest at the hotel. They were married in 1950 and moved to Miami Beach where Jules began his notable hotel career. He became the owner of the Crown Hotel and San Souci Hotel on Miami Beach before moving to the Orlando area with the advent of Disney. Here, Mr. Slansky developed and owned the Orlando Vacation Resort. He had a knack for making lasting business relationships with travel agents and airlines, ensuring a steady stream of clients to keep his hotels full. Following his retirement, he and Joanne, who passed away in 1996, summered in Linville Ridge, North Carolina, where their children and grandchildren would join them for visits.

Mr. Slansky is survived by his son Neal (Elaine) Slansky of Weston, Fla.; and his daughters, Patti (Bruce) Albertson of Winter Park, Susan (Stewart) Gitler of Virginia, and Jodi (Richard) Brodsky of New York; and eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lynn Endich and sister-in-law, Helene Slansky.

Funeral services were held at the “Yank” Frank Pavilion at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi David Kay of Congregation Ohev Shalom officiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Jules Slansky to Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland 32751 or the Jewish Community Center, 851 Maitland Avenue, Maitland 32751. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando.


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