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Barton J. Mozlin

1943 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Barton J. Mozlin Obituary
April 27, 1943 - July 15, 2017 Barton Joel Mozlin passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at age 74. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Barton moved to California with his parents and graduated from Westchester High School. Barton attended college at Cal. State University Northridge and obtained a master's degree from Cal. Lutheran College. He loved his career teaching special education and independent study and was selected as Ventura County Teacher of the Year in 1979. After over 25 years of teaching, the majority of it at Moorpark High School, Barton retired and focused on his other love: collecting and cultivating orchids. He was a frequent lecturer on orchid care and collected species from all over the world. The Huntington Library Botanical Gardens recently adopted some of Barton's orchids into their collection. Through his orchid care business, Barton continued to mentor the young people who helped him do his work and he found great satisfaction in watching them grow up and succeed. Barton traveled all over the world and collected art and artifacts from every culture, from Latin America, to Africa, to Asia. He was an active member of Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood and especially enjoyed attending Shabbat services every Friday night. Known for his kind heart and friendly, open personality, Barton will be missed by many. A notable quirk of his was to arrive extremely early to every appointment, which helps explain why he passed so young: he was just getting there early. Barton is survived by his sister, Barbara, his niece, Rashel, and his beloved parrot, Sally. Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Hollywood Hills at 11:30am, Sunday, July 23. A scholarship has been established in Barton's name. To make a donation, visit http://www.plumfund.com/community-crowdfunding/barton-j-mozlin-mem-scholarship
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 23, 2017
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