Eight Bells: Morton Weintraub

Published on December 13th, 2021

Morton Weintraub

Morton Weintraub, 89, hailing from Larchmont, NY passed away peacefully on December 7, 2021.

As a graduate of Millburn High School, Morton received his Bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1953.

As an army veteran, he met the love of his life Beatrice in New York City in 1956 and subsequently married in 1958. Mort once said that any good thing that ever happened in his life was entirely due to his wife of 63 years.

After his family, Mort’s passion in life was sailing and sailboat racing. Starting to race in Milwaukee, WI, he his wife Bea and three kids moved to Larchmont, NY and took advantage of its proximity to Long Island Sound.

Mort was winning races from the 210 Worlds to the IOD Worlds in the late 60s and early 70s. He has been a perennial race winner from Long Island Sound to Rhode Island and beyond including class and fleet winner at Block Island Race Week multiple times.

However, more important than winning was the comradery he fostered with his crew and competitors of which he cherished deep and long-lasting friendships. Mort was a true “connector” of people. If he thought you would benefit from meeting a particular person, he would do everything in his power to facilitate that connection.

Mort is survived by his wife Beatrice; children John Weintraub, Anne (Weintraub) Fass, and Ned Weintraub; grandchildren Sydney Fass, Jamie Fass, Michael Weintraub, Sophie Weintraub, and Kendal Fass; numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is asking that you contribute anything you can to the following charities:
Sail to Prevail (Newport, RI): Providing programs encourage individuals with disabilities to be active participants in the sailing experience. https://sailtoprevail.org/support/

Rocking the Boat (Bronx New York): Through boat building, sailing and swimming, Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop self-confidence, set ambitious goals, and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. https://rockingtheboat.org/support/

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