MORTON TEICHER

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TEICHER--Dr. Morton I.,

97, of Scarsdale, NY. He was born in the Bronx on March 10, 1920 and died on June 13 in the presence of his two children. His distinguished career took him to Boston, Toronto, New York, Lusaka, Zambia, Jerusalem, Chapel Hill and Miami. He was the quintessential gentleman and scholar and a distinguished social work educator, noted anthropologist, committed Jewish communal professional and prolific book review writer. Son of the late Celia and Samuel Teicher; beloved husband of the late Mickey Adler Teicher; brother of the late Elaine, Abe and Jerry Teicher and loving father of Phyllis and Alvin Goldman, and Oren and Alison (Greene) Teicher. Proud grandfather of Liz and Randy; Mattis and Rebecca; Mark and Julia; Carrie and David; Jessy and Emily; Zachary and Anne. Adoring great-grandfather of Miriam, Adam, Judah, Isaac, Franklin, Daniel and Maya. Devoted uncle and great-uncle. World War II Veteran who served in India for three years. Graduate of Townsend Harris High School; CCNY; University of Pennsylvania (MSW); University of Toronto (PhD). He did anthropological field work among the Eskimo and the Iroquois. Accomplished author, world traveler, well- respected founding Dean of three schools of social work - The Wurzweiller School of Social Work of Yeshiva University, the School of Social Work at Bar-Ilan University and the Oppenheimer College of Social Welfare in Lusaka, Zambia. He was a former president and founder of the Thomas Wolfe Society; lifetime voracious reader; family patriarch; and inspiration to thousands of students for 50 plus years. Funeral at Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, 295 Soundview Ave., White Plains on Thursday, June 15 at 11:30am. Contributions in his memory to New Israel Fund.

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Published in The New York Times on June 15, 2017