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Morton Shalek Grossman

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  • Name Morton Shalek Grossman 
    Born 12 Oct 1923  Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1930 United States Federal Census 1930  19 Russell Park, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1940 United States Federal Census 1940  19 Russell Park, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Nov 2005  Chestnut Hill, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 82 years 
    Buried Aft 30 Nov 2005  Sharon Memoral Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Morton Grossman (1923 - 2005) Find A Grave Memorial
    Morton Grossman (1923 - 2005) Find A Grave Memorial
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I1099  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2016 

    Father Ancestors Jacob Grossman
              b. 12 Oct 1887, Kupiskis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Feb 1960, 19 Russell Park, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Rose Shalek
              b. 22 Oct 1883, Kupiskis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Dec 1954, 19 Russell Park, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1907  Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Massachusetts Marriage Record 1840-1915 of Jacob Grossman and Rose Shalek
    Massachusetts Marriage Record 1840-1915 of Jacob Grossman and Rose Shalek
    Marriage Index of Rose Shalek
    Marriage Index of Rose Shalek
    Massachusetts Marriage Record 1840-1915 of Jacob Grossman and Rose Shalek
    Massachusetts Marriage Record 1840-1915 of Jacob Grossman and Rose Shalek
    Children
    1. Ellen Grossman
              b. 21 Aug 1908, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Mar 1992, University Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. David Herbert Grossman
              b. 20 Sep 1910, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Dec 1919
     
    3. Joseph Benjamin Grossman "John", II
              b. 10 Jun 1913, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Dec 2007, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    4. Morton Shalek Grossman
              b. 12 Oct 1923, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Nov 2005, Chestnut Hill, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 1 Ancestors Sylvia Ruth Kaplan
              b. 12 Mar 1927
              d. 17 Aug 1997, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1948  [7, 8
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Living Married: 2x2x 
    Married: 1x2. Living
    Married: 1x3. Living
     4. Living
    Married: 1x5. Living
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 2 Beverly Stallman Married: 2x2x  
    Married Aft Aug 1997 
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/).
      Birth: ???. 12, 1923
      Death: Nov. 30, 2005
      Morton S. Grossman, former President and Chairman of The Grossman Companies, Inc., of Quincy, a commercial real estate development, investment and management firm died on November 30th at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital in Boston. He lived in Chestnut Hill.
      The grandson of the founder of the legendary L. Grossman and Sons lumber company, Morton Grossman was known as much for expanding the building materials business and launching a real estate company as he was for his creative mind and philanthropic endeavors.
      Mr. Grossman's son, Louis, President of the real estate business said of his father, "He was an unusual businessman, combining old school thinking with new creative ideas". He loved being in business with his family; especially his brother, John, and his business values were based on family values. When making a deal, what was most important to him was his gut feel for the deal and the people involved.
      Mr. Grossman interrupted his education at Brown University to serve as an Army anti-aircraft sergeant in Europe for three years during World War II. After the war and an Honorable Discharge, he completed his degree, graduating from Brown in 1948. He entered the family lumber business as a yard laborer and salesman before becoming a manager of six stores. Later he served as Credit Manager and in 1960 he became Vice President.
      In 1956 the Quincy Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the city¹s ten outstanding young men. At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1959, Grossman participated in International Trade Fairs in Poznan, Poland and Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Mr. Grossman supervised the lumber company exhibit in Zagreb. Designed to demonstrate the material advantages of democracy, the exhibits became the highlights of both fairs as audiences crowded to see new products from the West.
      Louis Grossman said his father also loved the banking business ­ an outgrowth of the building supply business. He served as a director of Granite Co-Operative Bank, US Trust, Mt. Vernon Co-Operative Bank, and Workingmen's Co-Operative Bank. He served as President of Mt. Vernon Co-Operative from 1973-76.
      The family building materials business was sold to Evans Products in 1969, at which time Mr. Grossman and his brother and cousin concentrated in the real estate business. While a majority of their investments have been in Greater Boston, Mr. Grossman oversaw investments in office, retail, industrial and residential properties in five states. "His philosophy was always to invest for the long term," said Louis Grossman.
      Grossman was a life member of the NAACP and was an ardent early supporter of civil rights along with his late father-in-law, Kivie Kaplan. Family generosity made possible the Jacob and Rose Grossman Library at Hebrew College and the Jacob and Rose Grossman Camp in Westwood, a summer day camp that is part of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. He was also active with the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and in 1980 he chaired a one-day phone-a-thon that raised over one million dollars.
      He was a Life Trustee of Rivers Country Day School, Temple Emanuel of Newton, CJP and Jewish Memorial Hospital. He was a trustee of Beaver Country Day School, Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, New England Home for Little Wanderers, and Brigham and Women¹s Hospital. He served on the Executive Committee of the national United Jewish Appeal in 1974, and was vice president of Hebrew College and president of its summer camp, Camp Yavneh.
      Mr. Grossman was also a supporter of the arts and many Grossman properties contained some form of public art to enhance the property and brighten the day for workers and visitors. His love of whimsy is evident by the sculpture of a girl on a swing that greets visitors to the company offices in Quincy, and a giraffe made of chrome auto bumpers that greet shoppers in Quincy.
      Mr. Grossman was a collector. He had collections of watches, music boxes, vintage cars, art and historical autographs. In his office were an antique cash register and a pushcart like the one his grandfather might have used at the turn of the previous century.
      Morton Grossman leaves his wife Beverly (Stallman Smith), a son, Louis and his wife, Patti, three daughters, Amy and her husband Rick Sands, Linda and her husband Kenneth Polivy, Rachel and her husband Bryan Koplow, two stepchildren, Jamie and Andrew Smith, his late wife of 49 years Sylvia (Kaplan), and 16 grandchildren.
      Funeral services, under the direction of Levine Chapels, Brookline were held at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton on Thursday, December 1st. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon.
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      Burial:
      Sharon Memorial Park
      Sharon
      Norfolk County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Created by: Laurie
      Record added: Sep 02, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 15583180
    2. [S244] Grossman - Shalek Abstract of Marriage Certificate, (Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State Department of Public Health, Registery of Vital Records and Statistics).
    3. [S494] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.
      Name: Rosie Shalek
      Birth Year: abt 1885
      Birth Place: Russia
      Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1907
      Marriage Place: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
      Age at Marriage: 22
      Father: Aleck Shalek
      Mother: Rebecca Grount
      Spouse: Jacob Grossman
      Spouse Birth Place: Russia
      Spouse Age at Marriage: 21
      Spouse Father: Louis Grossman
      Spouse Mother: Ida Sherad
    4. [S494] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.
      Name: Jacob Grossman
      Birth Year: abt 1886
      Birth Place: Russia
      Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1907
      Marriage Place: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
      Age at Marriage: 21
      Father: Louis Grossman
      Mother: Ida Sherad
      Spouse: Rosie Shalek
      Spouse Birth Place: Russia
      Spouse Age at Marriage: 22
      Spouse Father: Aleck Shalek
      Spouse Mother: Rebecca Grount
    5. [S821] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.
      Name: Rosa Shalek
      Marriage Year: 1907
      Marriage Place: Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
      Volume Number: 573
      Page Number: 343
      Index Volume Number: 64
      Reference Number: F63.M36 v.64
    6. [S494] Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915.
      Name: Rosie Shalek
      Birth Year: abt 1885
      Birth Place: Russia
      Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1907
      Marriage Place: Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
      Age at Marriage: 22
      Father: Alick Shalek
      Mother: Rebecca Groun
      Spouse: Jacob Grossman
      Spouse Birth Place: Russia
      Spouse Age at Marriage: 21
      Spouse Father: Louis Grossman
      Spouse Mother: Ida Sherad
    7. [S389] The Boston Jewish Advocate Wedding Announcements, 1905-2007.
      Name: Morton Shaleck Grossman
      Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Jacob
      Residence: Quincy, MA
      Spouse: Sylvia Ruth Kaplan
      Spouse Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Kivie
      Spouse Residence: Chestnut Hill, MA
      Publication Date: 8 Jul 1948
    8. [S389] The Boston Jewish Advocate Wedding Announcements, 1905-2007.
      Name: Sylvia Ruth Kaplan
      Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Kivie
      Residence: Chestnut Hill, MA
      Spouse: Morton Shaleck Grossman
      Spouse Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Jacob
      Spouse Residence: Quincy, MA
      Publication Date: 8 Jul 1948