EDEN MORTON A. Died peacefully in Santa Cruz, California on January 21, 2011. He was 95. Mort lived in Detroit for 71 years, until the fall of 2008 when he moved to California to be closer to his family. He remained active dancing and walking by the Monterey Bay until several months before his death. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Naomi, and is survived by two daughters, Lynn (Ruth Schoenbach) and Eve (former husband Josh Karter); two grandchildren, Alia Karter and Noah Karter; his brother Bernard's three children, Allen Adinoff, Bryon Adinoff, Cheri Adinoff Rubin; and his brother Joseph's two children, Jan Adinoff Gordon and Pam Adinoff. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Michigan Law School in the midst of the Great Depression (he worked his way through as the food buyer for an eating co-op), Mort first earned a living wage when he joined the office of the general counsel to the United Auto Workers, headed by the legendary Maurice Sugar. Eden served as a private first class in the Army in World War II. In 1950, Eden joined George W. Crockett, Jr., Ernest Goodman, and Dean A. Robb in the first racially integrated law partnership in the country (Goodman, Crockett, Eden, and Robb). Later, the firm was known as Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian. Donations in Mort's honor may be sent to The Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center (313 993 4505), the Detroit Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (248 258 9890), or the Hospice Caring Project of Santa Cruz, 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 (831 430-3000). Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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I remember Naomi and Mort from the glory days in Detroit. Sorry for your loss.