|Dr. Morris J. Weinberger|
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|Monday, 18 March 2013 09:47|
Dr. Morris Joseph Weinberger, 85, of Bowling Green, died Saturday morning in Wood County Hospital. Many who met him were touched by his blue eyes, his quirky sense of humor, engaging smile and deep dimples, as well as his signature bolo-ties.
Dr. Weinberger was born in Duluth, MN, to Maurice and Catherine Weinberger. He married Kathleen Grams, Nov. 25, 1946, and they were later divorced. On November 26, 1976, he married Helene McGowan Chaney.
For 25 years (1968-1993) he taught in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University.
He was an Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Wichita State University from 1961-1968, a Principal of Hinsdale School in Pueblo, CO from 1956-1961, and a math and science teacher from 1948-1956.
He earned his Ed D in 1965 at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he received an alumni scholarship. He received his master's of education from the University of Colorado in 1956, and a bachelor degree from the University of Minnesota in 1946.
Dr. Weinberger joined the U.S. Navy right out of high school, and although his eyesight prohibited his admission, he was appointed to the Naval Academy.
Dr. Weinberger was well loved by graduate students, in particular, and he served as chair of many dissertation committees. His experiences with the many foreign students he advised enriched his and his family's life.
He spent six months as faculty advisor in the College of Education program in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1976. At BGSU, Weinberger ran many teacher-training workshops on topics such as drug awareness, and stress management.
For many years he was BGSU's liaison with area school superintendents, and was well known for his work with school administrators throughout northwest Ohio.
He was a frequent human resources consultant on cultural diversity for companies such as Marathon Oil Co.
Dr. Weinberger was a lifetime member of the National Education Association and a member of the Association for Curriculum and Educational Development.
At WSU, Weinberger was the first director of the Upward Bound Program, and was very involved in Civil Rights actions during the 1960s.
He and Helene regularly attended productions at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, ON since 1977 and are strong supporters of the Festival.
Never a dog-lover, late in life Dr. Weinberger came to appreciate them through his love of granddog, Pepper, a completely devoted Yorkie belonging to his granddaughters.
Of his many accomplishments, he was most proud of his 14 children. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Helene, 10 children, Elizabeth (Harold) Phillips, Temple Hill, MD; Mary Kay (Mike) Bishop, Nashua, NH; Stephen (Chris) Weinberger, Acton, MA; Michael (Julie) Weinberger, Moraga, CA; Ann (Rosco Rouse) Weinberger, Raleigh, NC; Dr. Margaret Weinberger, Bowling Green, OH; Barbara (Kurt) Weinberger, Dallas, TX; Rosemary Weinberger, Ayers, MA; Teresa Weinberger, Akron, OH; Dr. Janet Weinberger, Fairhope, AL, and three stepchildren, Sandy (Chuck) Kern, Monroe, MI; Sherry (Chuck) Spears, Findlay, OH; Rick (Stephanie) Chaney, Terra Alta, WV.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda Weinberger, and brother, Peter Weinberger.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren: Howard, Michelle, Kwame, Monica, David, Kathleen, Harolyn, Maura, Peter, Cameron, Elisabeth and Anna; seven step grandchildren: Drew, Devon, Cara, Cristin, Callie, Caitlin, and Mason; and six great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Wagner, MN; brothers Joseph (Mary Ann), NC, and Richard Weinberger, AZ.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Blessed John XXIII Catholic Church, 24250 Dixie Hwy. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Rev. Herb Weber will officiate.
Public visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the DUNN FUNERAL HOME 408 W. Wooster St. located in the Historical District of Bowling Green, where their will be a Scripture Service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be given to the BGSU Morris J. Weinberger Scholarship Fund.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com
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