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Industry pioneer Morris Adwar dies at 96

AdwarThe family of Mr. Morris Adwar sadly announces his passing on Thursday the 15th of February, at the age of 96.

Morris was the founder of ALA Casting, Alarama Jewelry and Overnight Mountings, and was widely recognized and honored as a pioneer in the jewelry industry.

He was president of the NY Caster’s Association, and an active member of the NY 24 Karat Club of the City of New York. He was a generous philanthropist who devoted his time and finances to religion, the Or Chadash Girls school in Israel, and the jewelry industry.

As a World War II veteran, Morris proudly flew over 60 combat missions in the Pacific Theatre as a tail gunner and a bombardier on a B17 Flying Fortress.

He is survived by his wife, Clara, and 48 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.