After Joseph Levine & Son funeral home bought Stillman's Memorial Chapel in 1986, Mr. Stillman continued to assist with the business for a decade and stayed involved for an additional five years.
"We never had an argument or a cross word," said Joseph Levine, president of Joseph Levine & Son.
Mr. Stillman was a patron of Jewish organizations, including the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the American Friends of Magen David Adom, an emergency-response service in Israel. He was a former treasurer of the Hebrew Mutual Cemetery in Delaware County. He was a Mason and an avid reader of Jewish philosophy and history.
Though his Army service during World War II was brief because of a medical problem, Mr. Stillman served the military for years as a volunteer with the United Service Organizations. The nonprofit provides morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. military, with programs in 140 centers worldwide.
Through his involvement with the USO, Mr. Stillman was responsible for placing a Torah on a battleship for religious services for Jewish crew members, his son said.
In 1997, Mr. Stillman told an Inquirer reporter that he had traveled around the world three times. He was interviewed after purchasing the honorary title Lord of the Manor for Haccombe in South Devon, England.
One Englishman told The Inquirer that acquiring the title was like buying a vanity license plate. Another said the lord of the manor titles were "steeped in history" and "like works of art."
Mr. Stillman was a collector of antiques, furniture, and oddities, including a ceremonial headdress from a Blackfoot chief whose wife he buried, his son said.
Mr. Stillman and his wife raised three children in Mount Airy and then lived in Wynnewood. They had been married 61 years when she died in 1998. He moved to Florida in 2006.
In addition to his son Jedd, Mr. Stillman is survived by a son, Laurence; a daughter, Frances; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 13, at Shalom Memorial Park, 101 Byberry Rd., Huntingdon Valley.
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