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1927 Morton 2021

Morton Elliott Shafran

October 22, 1927 — July 22, 2021



On July 22, 2021 the world and our family lost a true gentleman, a scholar, a compleat physician, and all with a delicious sense of humor, wrapped in a lovely and loving man.


What a great loss!




Mort was born to  Alexander and Rhoda Shafran  in 1927, and almost from childhood he demonstrated a deeply-rooted desire to heal the world, one person at a time.  He never faltered in that goal, studying  and practicing medicine  as well as mentoring others faithfully, until he was 85.  If you were lucky enough to be his patient, you felt safe in his devotion, intellect and care.  But Mort never stopped at just his patients. Even when he was seriously ill himself, he would hurry to the side of an injured or sick stranger.  And he did it all with a shy modesty, downplaying his remarkable skills with a joke or a one-liner.

He was beloved by his wife and family. His first, late wife, Elsa, loved him so.  His second wife, Alice, his children and stepchildren,  adored him as well, and will miss him terribly.  Iris (Ciecko), Robert and Joel, as well as Andrea (Robin) and Adam Priest, his stepchildren, all shared in his love, as did everyone’s spouse. 

An only child himself, he was a hero to his eleven grandchildren:  Rebecca, Eric, Brendan, Rachel and Daniel, Elyssa and Brandon, Elijah and Emily, his two step-grandchildren, Alyson and Alexandra, and, of course, his three great grandchildren, Sophia, Harper, and Stella.  He taught them what they wanted to know, and always with a dollop of mischief.

We are all sad now, but our memories of him are so sublime that we can keep him with joy forever in our hearts.

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