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Morris L. Schaver, Noted Labor Zionist Leader, Dies in Detroit; Was 68

October 30, 1961
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Funeral services were held here today for Morris L. Schaver, nationally prominent Labor Zionist leader, who died here yesterday of a heart attack, three days after his return from a visit to Israel. He was 68 years old.

Mr. Schaver was born in Warsaw and came to the United States at the age of 20, settling in Detroit. He was active in a wide range of Zionist programs and made substantial contributions to Zionist causes.

In addition to being one of the leaders of the Zionist labor movement in this country, he was also a board member of the AMPAL, and of the American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel. He was one of the founders of the Histadrut campaign in this country and a member of the National Committee for Labor Israel. Locally, he was a board member of the Detroit Jewish Welfare Federation and of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

He and his wife, Emma Schaver, the noted concert singer, had recently visited Europe prior to their visit to Israel. Mrs. Schaver presented a series of concerts in Poland for Jewish audiences during the visit there.

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