Murray Weitzman

August 1, 1922 ~ October 11, 2016 (age 94)


Dr. MURRAY S. WEITZMAN shortly after sunset on October 11, 2016, while Kol Nidre prayers were being recited, Dr. Murray S. Weitzman, age 94, passed away peacefully in Rockville, Maryland at the Hebrew Home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 1, 1922 during the Jewish fast day of Tisha B'av, Dr. Weitzman was a graduate of James Madison High School and Brooklyn College. During World War II Dr. Weitzman served in Patton's Third Army and saw action in France, Germany, and Austria. After the war Dr. Weitzman received his Master's Degree from Columbia University and his PhD in Economics from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne. A resident of Maryland since 1957, Dr. Weitzman is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helene; daughter Jacqueline ("Jacki Weitzman") Albocher of Modi'in, Israel, son Andre' ("Randy") R. Weitzman of Baltimore, daughter Paula Harrison and her husband Harry Harrison of Potomac, and son Gary J. Weitzman and his wife Alison Weitzman of Potomac. He is also survived by his sister Edith Zweier of Baltimore, wife of the late Irving Zweier; grandchildren Adi(Ronen), Asaf(Katie), Merav(Aviad), Ethan, Vaughn, Adam(Elana), Gregory, Arielle(Matthew), Hannah and Samuel; 6 great-grandchildren, 4 nephews and nieces, and numerous great-nephews and nieces. Dr. Weitzman worked for the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the US Census Bureau. After over 20 years of government work including his military service, Dr. Weitzman worked for the non-profit The Independent Sector. He was a consultant on charitable giving and volunteering in America. He has several published works that can be found in the Library of Congress along with studies produced by the Independent Sector. His most notable work was "Finally the Family". He continued writing until his passing. Services will be held Sunday 2:00pm graveside at Garden of Remembrance, Clarksburg, MD. The family will be sitting shiva at the Harrison residence until sundown on Sunday October 16, 2016 when the festival of Sukkot begins. Contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Weitzman Magen David Adom, United Jewish Appeal or charity of your choice.

Graveside Service

OCT 16. 2:00 PM

Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park
14321 Comus Road
Clarksburg, MD, 20871

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