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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Morris Figelman

Morris Figelman
Saratoga Springs,
Morris Figelman died September 24, 2013.

Morris was born on September 15, 1928, in Saratoga Springs. After graduating from Saratoga High School in 1946, he joined the Army and was stationed at the Pentagon. After an honorable discharge, he majored in television and radio engineering at Hudson Valley Community College. He then worked for General Electric in Schenectady for about 30 years, first in manufacturing, then in quality control. Morris was an active member of his synagogue, Congregation Shaara Tfille, serving on its Board of Directors for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Morris will be warmly remembered for his many volunteer and philanthropic efforts after his retirement. He spent countless hours delivering meals to the home bound and also doing visitations at nursing homes. When he was younger, he loved playing golf and tennis. He was also an avid skier and runner. Saratoga's State Park was a favorite destination.

Morris is survived by his brother, Sol Figelman, of Saratoga Springs, NY; Sister Bertha Garbarsky, of Queens, NY; Devoted Nieces: Adele Abrahamse Roof, of Harrisonburg, VA and Anita Zatz, of Leesburg, VA; Grandniece: Augusta Abrahamse de Fuentes, of Washington, DC; Grandnephew: David Zatz and his wife Melissa, of Ashburn, VA.
Morris is predeceased by his parents, Israel and Bessie Figelman; brother, Irving Figelman; Sister-in-law, Freda Figelman; Sister, Betty Keveles.
Morris will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family, his many life-long friends, and all those in the community whose lives he impacted. His consistently positive attitude was his hallmark. 

Funeral Services and Interment will be Sunday, September 29, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at Congregation Shaara Tfille and Cemetery, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs.

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