Mortimore H. Saffran, 91, of Orange, died on July 21, 2015 at Yale-New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael Campus.
Born in Naugatuck, on December 1, 1923, the son of the late Philip and Eva Saffran. Beloved Father of Mindy Saffran Russo (Peter Sanchez), Jeffrey Saffran, Robert Saffran, and Larry (Linda) Saffran and the late Paul Saffran.
Dear Brother of the late Anita (Jules) Gutterman of Sherman Oaks, CA and Marjorie (Morton) Denker of Encino, CA.
Cherished Grandfather of Scott, Sage, and Saunder.
Mortimore was a 1941 graduate of Naugatuck High School.
Mort was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army-Air Force from 1943-46 as a Gunner Engineer and Mechanic. He earned his collegiate degree from what is now known as Quinnipiac University.
After college Mort helped run the family-owned dry goods store in Naugatuck before moving on to become Financial Controller/GM of H.C. Cook Co. in Ansonia in the early 60’s.
He owned and operated a retail store in Branford CT in the mid 60’s, then went to work for Stelray Plastic Products, Inc. (Shelton, CT.) in the late 1960’s.
By 1974, Mort was named President of Stelray and eventually took over ownership of the business and continued to grow the business over the past several decades, acquiring E.H. Kneen Company (Ansonia, CT) in 1987, and Aero-Med Molding Technologies, Inc. (Orleans, MA) in 1997 before his semi-retirement in 2013.
Mort has served board positions with the Society of Plastics Engineers, and as President of Beth Israel Synagogue in Derby CT, as well numerous other volunteer roles over the years.
The family would also like to recognize Daniel Numberg, and other personal caregivers that took such wonderful care of Mort over the past 16 months.
A Memorial Service was held at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange, Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Shiva will be observed at 89 Bethany Farms Road, Bethany on Saturday from 5–8 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital, directed to the Saffran Family Fund which serves to help promote the advancement of medical treatment and patient care at the Hospital.