"Mort" of Brockton died on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Providence, RI, Mort grew up in Providence and Cranston, RI. He attended the University of Rhode Island and served in the Air National Guard of Rhode Island. For many years he was the Director of Substance Abuse Testing at SmithKline Pharmaceutical Company in Waltham. After retiring from SmithKline Mort became the Director of the Brockton Emergency Management Agency. He also served on the Brockton Traffic Commission. Mort was an active member of Brockton Rotary. He also served on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was a former member of Temple Beth Emunah. For 57 years he was the beloved husband of Lois (Chyet) Schleffer. He was the loving father of Gordon Schleffer & his wife Evelyn and Jonathan Schleffer & his wife Lisa. He was the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Lauren, Leah, Joshua, Jacob and Jack. Dear brother of Claire Schleffer. Services at Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington St., Canton on Tuesday, November 28 at 10:00AM. Interment to follow at Plymouth Rock Cemetery, Pearl St., Brockton. Memorial observance at his late residence following the burial and continuing Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brockton Rotary C & E Fund, (charitable and education fund) PO Box 537, Brockton, MA 02303.
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