April 27, 1930 - May 20, 2019
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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