Morton Bernard Goldstein
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Morton Bernard Goldstein

GOLDSTEIN: On Sunday, August 23, 2020, Morton Bernard Goldstein, loving husband of Iris and father of Rachel and Alison, passed away at the age of 78 in the comfort of his home in Plano, Texas. Born at 2 lbs. 7 oz on November 2, 1941, to Ethel and Chauncey Goldstein, Mort fought his way into the world. He suffered severe hearing loss being born extremely premature and lived his whole life in the deaf world. He met his wife, Iris Hoffman, when he was in 4th grade at Frick Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where they both grew up and lived until 2003. He graduated from Gallaudet University, the world’s only deaf university in 1966. He dedicated 35 years to the U.S. Postal Service both day and night, using his miraculous talent for remembering numbers and addresses, ensuring families stayed in touch with their loved ones. Mort loved his children and grandchildren dearly, never missing any of their events and teaching online sign language classes to his grandchildren overseas. Mort read the newspaper every day of his life and enjoyed puzzles, crosswords and traveling. He and Iris loved camping and took their pop-up Apache trailer all over the U.S. with Mort navigating the way. Mort’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Iris (Hoffman), daughters Rachel (Earl) Bloom and Alison (Richard Lewis). He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren Ryan, Evan, Justin, Oliver and Isabelle, by his sister Fay Gold and by his sister-in-law Inez. Mort was preceded in death by his brother David Goldstein. Graveside services are private in recognition of the pandemic. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Mort to the Deaf Action Center of Dallas, 3110 Cedar Plaza Lane, Dallas, TX 75235 or Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Thank you to the staff of Yellow Rose Hospice for making Mort comfortable during his last days with us.

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