Morton L Weinberger
September 22, 1929 – November 25, 2018
WEINBERGER, MORTON died peacefully in his home in Aventura on Sunday, November 25th, after a brief illness. A truly outstanding professional, civic leader, and a remarkable gentleman, he was born in South Philadelphia 89 years ago to Harry and Beatrice Weinberger. Through determination, intelligence, creativity, and stubbornness, he rose to excellence in each area of dedication in his life.
Notwithstanding all that occurred in his nine decades of life, his true accomplishments and impact to this nation lie not only in his military service as an officer in the army, nor with his charitable activities particularly in his synagogue and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, but rather with his accomplishments through the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Florida Board of Accountancy, through which he impacted the profession of public accountancy nationally as well as in the State of Florida.
Through his presidency of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the FICPA Foundation, he accomplished significant objectives to raising the importance of the profession and its interrelationship with the state government in Florida. He spear-headed the institution of a fifth year educational requirement to become a CPA in Florida. Many states have since instituted similar educational requirements following his lead.
As a former partner of the national firms KPMG, and BDO Seidman, he served as an expert on management advisory services, small business practices, and as a consultant on litigation support and mediation. He served as a guest lecturer and instructor at the University of Miami, Florida International University, and for many state societies of CPAs throughout the nation.
Mr. Weinberger had a B.A. from Central High School in Philadelphia, a B.A. from Temple University, and a B.B.A. from the University of Miami. However, most importantly, above profession and philanthropy, he was married to Gwen, the love of his life, for 66 years, father of Marc (Karen), Barrett, and Cyndi (Ben) Schulman, grandfather of Michal Rose (Joe), Brittany (Matt), Michael (Paige), Jennifer, Aliza, Meryl (Jonathan), Elana (Andrew), and Hillary (Aaron), great-grandfather of Ethan, William, Brighton, and Levi, and brother to Noah (Madelene).
Services will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at 11:45 AM, Riverside Gordon Chapel, 17250 W. Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach.
The family will be sitting shiva from Wednesday afternoon until next Tuesday at the home of Cyndi and Ben Schulman.
Contributions may be made to the Morton and Gwen Weinberger Family Philanthropic Fund, c/o The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida, 33137
- Gwen Weinberger, Wife
- Noah Weinberger, Brother
- Marc, Barrett & Cyndi, children
- Many Cherished, Grandchildren
- Chapel service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
- Chapel Services Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Morton L Weinberger
November 27, 2018
I am a better person having known Mr. Weinberger. I met him in 1975 and enjoyed his company, although not often enough, his sense of humor and professionalism. The world lost a true gentleman on Sunday.