Carl Morgenstern, 90, a former Miami University trustee, died Sunday, Feb. 19, in Michigan.
A World War II army veteran, Morgenstern graduated from Harvard Law school in 1948 and served as an attorney in Hamilton for more than 50 years. He was appointed as a trustee in 1973. He was elected a Union Township trustee in 1989. He served as president of the Butler County Bar Association in 1979 and was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Executive Committee.
For 10 years in the 1960’s he served on the school board of the Hamilton City Schools. Later he served as attorney for the school board, developing a specialty in education law, which led him to teach the subject as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for nearly a decade. He was named Citizen of the Year in 1997 by the Hamilton Journal News.
Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Weil Funeral Home, 8350 Cornell Road, with burial following at the United Jewish Cemetery, 7885 Ivygate Lane, both in Montgomery.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Barbara Morgenstern, 646 Flagstaff Drive, from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. Minyan services each evening at 7 p.m.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara (visiting faculty, journalism) of Wyoming; his son, Michael (Keiko) of Bethesda, Md.; and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B’nai Tikvah, P. O. Box 35, West Chester, Ohio 45071. Rabbi Bruce Adler, firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone 513-759-5356. website: http://www.bnai-tikvah.org.