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KARNOVSKY, Dr. Morris J. Of Newton. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and teacher and mentor of generations of students and researchers at Harvard Medical School. Born in South Africa, educated at the University of the Witswatersrand and in England, he was a major contributor to the fields of pathology and cell pathology, among others. He leaves his wife Shirley, son David and daughter Nina, and grandchildren Rachel, Nathan, Max and Lillian. Service at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Road, Newton Center, on January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at Newton Cemetery. Donations may be made to Doctor's Without Borders.

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2018.
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January 21, 2021
"Son of Karnovsky" is still a line in his old school's warcry. This adorns the hall from 1936
September 6, 2018
King Edward VII high school remembers their old boy.
He was a RED, like all old boys
Maurits van Eijck
July 2, 2018
My condolences to Shirley and his family. Morris was one of the kindest, sweetest person.
April 13, 2018
I am so sad to hear of Dr. Karnovsky's passing. I have had the pleasure of seeing him for years here at EAR. He will missed so much by myself!! He will never be forgotten! My condolences to his wife.
Jenn Hardy
January 24, 2018
may he rest in peace
michael kadis
January 24, 2018
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