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Rachofsky, Morton

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April 27, 1930 - May 20, 2019

Rachofsky, Morton

Morton Rachofsky 89 passed away on May 20, 2019 in Dallas after a brief illness.

Born in Dallas on April 27,1930 to Fannie R. and Meyer J. Rachofsky; Morton grew up in South Dallas.

He graduated from Forest Avenue High School and continued his education at his beloved Texas A & M University where earned a BBA degree and was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets. He was one of the original President Endowed Scholarship donors at Texas A & M.    He also earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

After honorably serving in the United States Army in Korea, Morton began a 50+ year career in Dallas real estate.  He also devoted time to his passion of creating art and sculpture.  He loved working in geometric rearrangeable sculpture.   His works can be found in numerous private collections as well commercial installations at Chaparral Steel, the Belo Mansion, the Madi Museum, Legacy Willow Bend, the Chai House and other corporations in Dallas.   He was the first president of the Texas Sculpture Association.   His inventive mind also lead to receiving 2 U. S. patents on his inventions.

Morton was blessed with a wonderful family and many lifelong friends.  He is survived by his loving sisters Evelyn Wisenberg and Helen Feldman as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents, his beloved sister Marilyn Taubman; brothers-in-law Avrohm Wisenberg, Robert Taubman and Charley Feldman as well as special cousin Carl Skibell.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to our cousin Dr. Richard Soltes who helped guide them during his last several weeks.

A graveside service will be held at the Tiferet Israel Cemetery located at 4634 Dolphin Road Dallas, Tx on May 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

A shiva minyan will be held at 4:30 p.m. at 4355 Taos Road Dallas,Tx.

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Marvin Engelberg

May 26, 2019 10:56AM

I remember vividly Morton and his family. We grew up together. I lived one street away on Park Row. We went to A&M together, spending our freshman year at the Bryan Annex. There was not space for the freshman class at the main campus. My condolences to the Family and to all of us.

Marvin Engelberg
University Heights, Ohio

Jeff Green

May 23, 2019 9:40AM

I served as President of the Texas sculpture association around 1999-2001 and got to know Morton through that. He was such a wonderful influence and kind person, willing to share his knowledge and help others. I’ve always thought so highly of him. His work was amazing. Please accept my condolences. He will be missed .

Holly Kuper

May 22, 2019 10:18PM

I am so saddened by the news. I photographed all of Morton's pieces over a two year period. I would like to be in touch with someone about that but I do not know where to start. Please contact me at [email protected]

Richard Soltes

May 22, 2019 12:47PM

No more Morton.
No more Morton's art.

Maggie Smith

May 22, 2019 11:28AM

I met Morton when Harold Rubenstein hired me and I found out they were partners. We became lifelong friends. I have never met anyone before, who had the intelligence, great work ethic, honesty and fair dealing. I admired him so much.
We spoke about a week ago and I was sick, and he was sick, and we agreed to get well and meet for lunch.
My heart broke today losing such a good friend. I will miss him.

If his nephew, Sammy, could call me, I would like to talk to you. My number is 469-758-6522.

Buddy & Renee Gilbert

May 21, 2019 10:15PM

Long time friends who will miss his smile, humor, and life we shared!

jackie johnston

May 21, 2019 9:52PM

Morton was a wonderful friend that I always enjoyed visiting with at art galleries. He will be greatly missed by so many. My condolences to his family.

Marla & Michael

May 21, 2019 10:46AM

Mort was a true mensch, a wonderful person and sculptor and raconteur. We always enjoyed seeing him and talking at gallery openings. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends and may he rest in peace.