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Morris M., a founding partner of Sax, Macy, Fromm & Co. P.C., died suddenly on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at his home in Clifton. He had been suffering from kidney disease for the past six years.
Macy, 93, was born on December 8, 1919, in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Bloomfield. His parents, Bernard and Rose Macy, owned the Rose Macy dress shop in Bloomfield. Macy graduated from Bloomfield High School and then attended the University of Texas at Austin, from which he earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He was a passionate Texas Longhorns fan all his life.
Soon after graduating from college, Macy enlisted in the military. He attended Officer Candidate School and then served as a commanding officer in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was discharged from the Army Air Force with the rank of Captain in 1946.
With Sander Sax, his childhood friend, Macy started Sax, Macy and Company in 1956. A third partner, Egon Fromm, soon joined them. Guided by the integrity of the founding partners, the company has grown into one of the leading accounting firms in New Jersey.
Macy married his wife, the former Ruth Narotsky, in 1951, and moved to Clifton in 1953. He was a member of the Citizens Advisory Zoning Committee of Clifton and was treasurer and director of the Passaic Valley Citizens Planning Association. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty-Student Cooperative Association of Montclair State University.
A dedicated Zionist and leader of the Passaic-Clifton Jewish community, he served as general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Clifton-Passaic as well as president of the local Jewish Federation. He later became the first president of the Endowment Foundation of the North Jersey and Greater Clifton-Passaic Federations and was a staunch supporter of Jewish Family Service.
Macy was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Bill. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, as well as his daughter, Sue, his son, Bernard, his sister-in-law, Freda Macy and her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Larry Boss. He also leaves many nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces, clients, and friends who admired him for his wise counsel and caring encouragement.
Chapel Services were held at Jewish Memorial Chapel 841 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ. Interment was held at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on May 8, 2013