Menu JTA Search

Remains of Justices Brandeis to Be Cremated

The remains of Justice Brandeis will be cremated and his ashes buried at a place to be chosen later, it was disclosed here today following private funeral services held yesterday at Brandeis’ home.

It was estimated here today that at least $1,000,000 of the three-million dollar estate left by Brandeis will go to charities in accordance with the 27-page will now being studied by the Federal District Court officials. Half of this sum intended “for the upbuilding of Palestine as a national home for the Jewish people” is to be received in trust funds by Hadasah and Palestine Funds, Inc., the other half, equally divided in trust funds between the University of Louisville and Survey Associate, is to be used “for the maintenance of civil liberties and the promotion of workers’ education in the United States.”

In his will, signed Jan. 16,1939, a few weeks before he retired from the bench, Justice Brandeis expresses the hope that during the year of his death and during the following year his wife and daughters would give to “persons and causes” to which he customarily contributed sums as large as he had given during the year before his death. The executors of the estate are his wife and daughters, Edward F. McLennen, his former law partner, and E. Louis Malloon, both of Cambridge, Mass.

NEXT STORY