March 6, 1929 – November 28, 2019
Morton Peltzman, most known as the man who loved to talk, died on November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, with his daughter by his side. As the earthly father of Michael, David, and Carol, he loved to have a good time bantering back and forth with them in a valiant attempt to show his superior intellect. Dad always had an extraordinary memory for detail to everything he experienced in life, especially dates. Us kids could never get away with anything, but we were always warmly forgiven. As an employee of North American Aviation during the pioneer days of NASA, he worked as an industrial engineer and contributed to helping with the first manned mission to the moon. All we knew as kids was that he brought home great model planes fully assembled. Dad went on to enjoy a career in several other fields, including hospital administration and real estate. Given the fact that he was well-versed on almost any subject (except the latest technological achievements), many of his family members, friends, and even acquaintances found conversations with him to be stimulating and helpful. He was the kind of person who went out of his way to help others, and he never gossiped about anyone. As a board member of B’nai B’rith, Dad was instrumental in the start-up of a housing project for the elderly called Pasadena Interfaith Manor, which broke ground in the 1980s. As a staunch Jewish believer, he knew God and lived his life accordingly. After our mother’s death in 1994, he remained a widower for the rest of his life. At 90, he was still living independently and driving until a nasty fall and ensuing surgery forced him to give up his independence. He will forever be remembered in our hearts as a man of great honor and integrity, and a man who loved his family immensely. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Sommer-Peltzman, his brothers, Julius, Lester, and Raymond Peltzman, and his sisters Arline Agron and Geraldine Silvers. He is survived by children Michael and David Peltzman, daughter Carol Meyer, son-in-law Chris Meyer, granddaughter Morgan Vivion, and grandson Easton Vivion. Please join the family at Maggiano's Little Italy at 2019 Post Oak Blvd following the service so we can break bread and share stories about Dad.
- Graveside Service Sunday, December 1, 2019
November 29, 2019
We miss him already. Clint and I loved your dad as if he were our own. We were fortunate to enjoy many wonderful conversations with him and we always walked away wondering how he never forgot an exact timeline of events. He always treated us with the utmost respect at all times, but if ever we called him Mr. Peltzman, he quickly corrected us and asked that we refer to him as Mort.
Mort, we love you and will always cherish the good times we had with you.
Thank you David, Carol and Mike for sharing your precious father with us. Our prayer is that you can replace the sadness of loss with special memories and forever cherish each tender moment you were given with him in your hearts.
Joanie and Clint