Originally created 12/14/03

Dr. Morris Goldberg (POMPANO BEACH, Fla.)



POMPANO BEACH, Fla.- Dr. Morris Goldberg passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Dr. Goldberg, a native of New York City, was 93. He was preceded in death by is wife of fifty two years, Dorothy. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lowenstein and her husband Philip of Cranford, N.J; and a son, Dr. Steven Goldberg and his wife Marsha of Martinez, Ga. In addition he had six dearly beloved grandchildren, Alan, Sharon, Kenneth, Jason, Daniel, and Adam, and six great grandchildren. He also left a sister, Blanche Baker of Queens Village, N.Y. Dr. Goldberg, the son of immigrant parents, was born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, N.Y. From humble beginnings he managed to put himself through college and eventually graduated from The University of Buffalo Dental School in 1936. Upon graduation he established a general dental practice in New York City until he was called to serve in World War II as a second lieutenant. During h is nine year tour of duty he spent most of those years in the South Pacific. Upon returning home he entered school for orthodontic training and spent the remainder of his dental career limiting his practice to orthodontics. During that time he was named chief clinician of the prestigious Institute For Graduate Dentists in New York City. He went on to practice for forty two years and received many honors for his pioneering efforts and accomplishments. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association as well as a member of the American Association of Orthodontics. Upon retiring at the ripe old age of seventy one, he and his wife, Dorothy, retired to Pompano Beach, Florida where he lived the remainder of his life. While in Pompano he became very active in his temple, Temple Shalom, and served as its president on three different occasions. Through his innovations and his ability to create stained glass figures, he was able to generate a tremendous amount toward fund raising for the temple and was recognized in 1998 by being presented with a key to the city by the mayor of Pompano. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Schwartz Brothers Funeral Home in Queens, New York and burial will follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery on Long Island. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle December 14, 2003