Maurice Aaron Greenwald
1920 - 2010, Santa Barbara
10/8/1920 - 9/19/2010
We mourn the passing of Maurice Aaron Greenwald in the early hours of September 19th, 2010 after a brave battle with cancer. Maurice was the son of Louis and Celia Greenwald of Hartford, Connecticut and brother of Elaine and Althea who survive him.
Maurice lived through the great Depression; he was able to pay his college tuition as a Fuller Brush Man. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and Finance. He served in the 104th Infantry during WW II, battling from foxholes, river crossings, and city basements of France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany; he was the recipient of a Bronze Star. He married Ruth Kaplan, the sweetheart he met at a USO dance while training with ASTP at Hamilton College in New York before he was shipped out to serve overseas.
Ruth and Maurice enjoyed a lovely 51-year marriage until her passing in 1996. Maurice attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law after the War and was a member of the Pennsylvania and California Bar Associations. Maurice and Ruth moved to Santa Barbara in 1973 where he practiced law with Archibald & Spray until his retirement. He was proud to receive a certificate of recognition from the Supreme Court of California and the State Bar of California for "fifty years of service" with honor.
Maurice and Ruth are survived by their loving children William and Elisabeth. Maurice is also survived by many loving relatives and friends who will carry on his memory and enduring spirit. Maurice lived the American Dream of his generation, and his life of scholarship, honor, sense of duty, courage, love, and gentleness may serve as a model for all. Those that knew him will so miss his kindness, his counsel, and his beautiful, encouraging smile.