Victor “Vic” Walcoff, 92, of Ewing Township died Oct. 18, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, he was a Trenton-area resident nearly his entire life.
An attorney at law and certified public accountant for more than 50 years, Mr. Walcoff held positions as the city attorney for Trenton and served as its acting mayor in March 1971. He worked as an accountant, controller, and director of Trenton’s Department of Law. He was a law partner with Fox Rothschild LLP. Previously, he was a partner with Katzenbach, Gildea & Rudner, and helped hundreds of clients over the years.
He graduated from Trenton High School in 1945. He earned a degree from Michigan State University, followed by an M.B.A. in accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a CPA license, and a law degree from Temple University School of Law.
He served in the Navy with distinction.
He was a member of the American, New Jersey, and Mercer County bar associations and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1971, the Tax Court of the United States in 1966, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1962.
He was an active member of the Urban League of Metropolitan Trenton and served as director and campaign chair for United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks. He was also former president of Greenacres Country Club and the Delaware Valley United Way, former director of the American Jewish Committee of Central New Jersey, and former president of the Greenwood House Foundation.
The recipient of numerous honors, he was the 2001 Greenwood House Gala honoree and was honored again in 2019. In 1994, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Princeton Mercer Bucks federation. He also received recognition from the National Conference of Christians and Jews and Mount Zion AME.
He is survived by a niece, Stefi Walcoff Flanders; a nephew, Hale Stephen Walcoff; and members of his adopted family, including Sharen Medoff Popkin and Nancy Medoff Cox.
Services were held Oct. 23 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood House, Ewing.