Morris Denmark

October 17, 1917February 19, 2013

Morris Denmark 95 passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at home in West Palm Beach, Florida surrounded by his family. Beloved husband and best friend of Frances Stanton Denmark. Loving and cherished father of Caryl (Henry) Cohen, Susan Denmark (Marc Darling), and Stephen (Elizabeth) Denmark. Grandpa of Jeff Cohen, Adam Cohen, and Zoe Denmark. Brother of Meyer Denmark, Betty Monroe, and the late Samuel Denmark; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Denmark was born in Pittsburgh, raised in Steubenville, Ohio, and graduated from Steubenville High School. He proudly served in the US Army from 1941 to 1945 and was a prisoner of war from February of 1943 to May of 1945. Following the war he returned to Steubenville and for the next 45 years was the co-owner of Denmark’s Fur Shop Inc., operating women’s clothing stores. He was extremely involved in a variety of local charities and causes. He was a pillar of the Jewish community, serving as president of both Temple Beth Israel and the Jewish Community Council. Following his retirement, Morris and Frances moved to Pittsburgh and spent winters in West Palm Beach. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. Morris will be remembered by his family and friends for his generosity, kindness, intelligence and amazing sense of humor. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11am at 1900 Consulate Place in the Land of the Presidents in West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Online condolences may be offered at In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217; Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, 371 East Main Street (Jericho Turnpike), Smithtown, NY 11787-9897; or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Alan Rank

March 4, 2013

Dear Fran and Susan, I was saddened to hear of Morris's passing. I always enjoyed our long relationship and the great conversations with Morris. My wife still has the fur coat I bought her due to Morris's telling me to do something bold when the markets were crashing in 1987. May the great memories of his many years stay with you always.

March 2, 2013

To the Denmark family, my deepest condolences. As a child and young man, I remember him as a mensch.

Phil Weisberger,
Indianapolis, IN

Debi Weingarden

February 27, 2013

Dear Susan, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Debi and Mark Weingarden

February 23, 2013

Dear Frances, What a wonderful long life you had together. Sincere Sympathies, Alicia from Steubenville

February 21, 2013

On behalf of Mrs. Virginia Turner Bolling (Bookkeeper at Denmark's) please accept my sincecre condolences regarding the passing of Mr. Morris Denmark. Throughout my years of employmemt at Denmark's I personally found Mr. Morris to be extremely thoughtful, respectful and caring. God bless you.
Mrs. Virginia Turner Bolling
Weirton, West Virginia

Marlene Marcus

February 21, 2013

Susan, hugs and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Nancy Denmark Klasterka

February 21, 2013

I have the fondest memories of Morris from the shopping sprees my mother and I enjoyed in Stubenville throughout the 1960s. Deepest sympathy on behalf of myself and my mother Corrine who lives with Alzheimers at Sunrise Senior Living in McCandless, Pa.

Darlene McKinley

February 20, 2013

Dear Demark Family,
My Sincedre condolences to the complete family. So many times we in Weirton, WV. reflect back on the GOOD OLE days when we would hustle into Demarks to get so FINE clothing. You made us all in Weirton look so very good. You all may be gone from here but, your kindness will NEVER be forgotten by the Ohio Valley. I am sure you too have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Denmark that will help you as you reflect on them as you travel the grief path of missing your Dear one. Mrs. Denmark, Thank you so very much for sharing him with so many of us girls in Weirton.
May God bless you all.
Thinking Love, Darlene McKinley

Karl Kunkle

February 20, 2013

My condolences to Susan, Stephen and the entire Denmark family. Denmark's was a Steub institution!

Michelle Tedreau

February 20, 2013

Susan, my very deepest sympathies in the loss of your Father. May he live on forever in your heart and may his memory be eternal.