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Joseph Mazer Dead at 79

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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Joseph M. Mazer honorary chairman and treasures of the Hudson Pulp and Paper Corp., who helped develop the Israeli paper producing industry. He died Saturday at the age of 79.

Mazer was in the paper-converting industry since World War I when he went into the industry with his brother, Joseph. In 1930, he merged the business with his father’s company, the Hudson Company, which became the Hudson Pulp and Paper Corp. In the 1950s, he was the chairman of American Israeli Paper Mills; a company whose mill in Hadera was Israel’s only major domestic source of paper.

He was given an honorary degree by Hebrew University in 1955 for “devoted services to the university in its work for learning and science, for Israel, the Jewish people and humanity.” In honor of his late father, he donated the Abraham Mazer Building for the Institute of Jewish Studies and the Abraham Mazer Scholarship at the university.

Mazer was a board member of Hebrew University, Yeshiva University, American Friends of Hebrew. University and the United Jewish Appeal and was active in Jewish fund-raising organizations.

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