Morris Ball, 95, of Wellington, Fla., died Jan. 28, 2020. He was born and raised in Newark and also had lived in Hillside.
Mr. Ball taught social studies at Kawameeh Junior High in Union for 35 years. He enjoyed teaching American history and the U.S. Constitution.
He graduated from Weequahic High School in Newark, Rutgers University in Newark, and Columbia University’s Teachers College.
He was a veteran of World War II who served in the Pacific.
He was active at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Hillside, where he served as president. In retirement, he was a member at Temple Beth Torah, Wellington, where he volunteered as Shalom newsletter editor, served on the choir and boards, and engaged in Torah study. He greeted visitors every Wednesday at Wellington Regional Hospital, where he also visited patients as a Jewish chaplain.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Roselyn; two daughters, Ruth (Mary Ellen) of Somerset and Ellen (Bruce) of Brookline, Mass.; and a grandson.
Services were held Feb. 2 with arrangements by IJ Morris at Star of David, West Palm Beach, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Torah, 900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington, FL 33414.