MORRIS BREGMAN

February 29, 1924 — June 14, 2022

MORRIS BREGMAN

Morris (Maury) passed away in his sleep on June 14, 2022. He was born to Jules and Josephine (nee Mueller) Bregman. Beloved husband of the late Hinda May (Hink) (nee Lashner). Loving father to his daughter Barbara Jo (Bobbie) and his son, the late Steven Scott. Loving grandfather to his granddaughter, Cindy and his grandson, Jesse (Brittany). Great-grandfather to Emory Bregman.

Morris grew up in the Logan section of Philadelphia. He met his wife when her family moved to the same block where he lived. He was the one who coined his wife’s nickname as he thought “Hinda May” was too long to say. So he nicknamed her “Hink”. He went to the Birney Elementary School and it made such an impression on him that later on in life, he would remember the school song and sing it.

He graduated Northeast High School as #1 in his class. He was drafted into the Army for World War II and was shipped to the Philippines as a medic. After the war he returned home to attend and graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Penn, he went to work for Rohm and Haas as a chemical engineer where he worked for over 40 years.

He raised a family in West Oak Lane, making lifelong friends from Middleton St where he lived. In 1961, he moved the family to Elkins Park.

Maury was a unique and special man in that he was born on Leap Day. He technically was only 24.5 yrs. old when he died.

His interests included bowling, football, traveling, working with his hands and cooking and being a part of the B’nai Brith, William Portner Lodge. He was in the B’nai Brith bowling league which morphed into the Spare Pins. Maury was affectionately known as the “Spare Maker” and he continued bowling until the age of 95!

 

He loved football, was a longtime Eagles season ticketholder and took his family to Eagles football games for 43 years.

Maury loved to travel as evident by his many trips to England and Scotland with his wife Hink.

He was a very resourceful man. If he didn’t know how to do something, he’d research it (by looking in a book) and then do it!

In 1980, he bought a home in Cape May, NJ and fell in love with the city’s restaurants and quiet casual lifestyle. Touches of his handiwork are still present in the house.

He was an amazing man whose life’s mantra was “You can agree with me or you can be wrong!”

Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at Montefiore Cemetery, 600 Church Road, Jenkintown PA 19046.

Contributions can be made in his honor to Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or the Cape May Volunteer Fire Department (www.capemayfd.org).

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