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Moritz M. Gottlieb, Noted Communal Leader, Dies at 59

Moritz M. Gottlieb, well known Jewish communal and philanthropic leader, died here yesterday while attending the 21st General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. He was 59 years of age.

Mr. Gottlieb was a member of the national campaign cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal and was chairman of the U.J.A. ‘s Division of Regions. He was also president of the Central Atlantic Region of the C.J.F.W.F. and a director of the United Israel Appeal, Joint Distribution Committee and National Jewish Welfare Board. A resident of Allentown, Pa., he had served as president of its Jewish Federation. The U.J.A. nation office will be closed in his honor tomorrow, the day of the funeral.

Edward M.M. Warburg, general chairman of the U.J.A., commenting on Mr. Gottlieb’s death, declared: “There have been few citizens of our community whose passing will so deeply be mourned by so many. Despite his constant self-effacing attitude he was and will always be remembered. He loved his host of friends and they were enriched by his deep human understanding. He gave to all and wanted nothing in return except the cheerful comradeship of those who would join with him in helping those who needed help.”

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