Maurice A Weisberg, MD
(1917 - 2008)

Maurice A Weisberg MD

New York, United States of America
February 1, 1917

October 28, 2008

environmental activist,artist,loved his poodles,building homes,reading Truth Out, reading everything political,reading the NY Times
Maurice A. Weisberg MD died on October 28th at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico after a short illness. He was 91. Maurice was born in Long Island, NY in 1917. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1941.

Dr. Weisberg was a veteran of WWII and served as a doctor in the Army Air Corps in Europe, attaining the rank of Captain. Prior to the war, he served his internship at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. After the war, he served his residency in diagnostic X-ray at Bellvue Hospital in New York City and in X-ray therapy at King’s County Hospital. During his residency, he met his future bride Gloria Labowitz, a nurse at Bellvue Hospital.

In 1948, Maurice and Gloria moved to Denison, Texas, and where he opened the town’s first X-ray and radium clinic. He also served as radiology consultant to the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (MKT) and for Perrin AFB. He practiced medicine in North Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma until his retirement in 1980.

Upon retirement, he and Gloria moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. From the early 1980's, he dedicated his retirement to environmental causes, a passion he carried to the end of his life. He fought dumping radioactive waste in Carlsbad, NM, and Santa Fe's plans to take potentially contaminated drinking water from the Rio Grande River. He supported such organizations as Citizens Against Radioactive Dumping (CARD), Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), and Democracy for New Mexico.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria Weisberg and Eric and Rachel Weisberg of Denison, Texas. Alfred and Laura Weisberg of Denison, Texas, Samuel Weisberg of Cedar Crest, NM, Candace and Wayne Shirley of Cedar Crest , NM., and eleven grandchildren: Gideon Weisberg, Daniel Weisberg, Ron Weisberg, Sarah Weisberg, Eleanor Weisberg, Jacob Weisberg, Jess Shirley, Marlena Shirley, Francesca Shirley, Abigail Weisberg and Isabel Weisberg.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to one of the following charities or one of your choosing: Citizens Against Radioactive Dumping (CARD), Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC), or Democracy for New Mexico.

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iLasting Staff
November 25th, 2008
by getting up to let his poodles out. He would then spend a significant portion of his morning reading Truth Out. If I was there he would ask me if I had read it as well. I would quickly say “Oh! Yes, of course”! (I found my life to be easier if I did this to save myself from his scrutiny).

He would continue to deliver a series of rants over the state of affairs that we were in – both global and local. I would occasionally throw in a comment to keep it going, mostly about all that he had discovered on his daily blog. My dad didn’t just read Truth Out, he lived for Truth Out! Through it, he found a common thread with others out there in the universe who shared his concerns of what was happening in the world.

After his morning dose of global gloom and doom, he would then start the process of making his special coffee of steamed milk, with a few teaspoons of instant coffee stirred in and a quick dash of brandy to finish it off. When his bride of 66 years appeared at the kitchen table he would lovingly carry her coffee to her at her place at the table and set it down before her. Next he would deliver the “fano” bread toast and jam, and cream cheese. It was in these small details of each day for which I will remember my father and the love that he showed for my mother, his dogs and the watchful eye that he kept for out for the rest of us!

Candy Shirley (daughter)
November 3rd, 2008
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"Grandpa, I will always miss you sitting at the end of the table ranting about politics. Im glad you fought to make this a better world. We miss you."
November 21st, 2008


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