Dr Morris SLESS


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1. Mavis Elizabeth SILBERMAN

Dr Morris SLESS

  • Born: 1902, South Africa
  • Marriage (1): Mavis Elizabeth SILBERMAN in South Africa
  • Died: 21 Jul 1967, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa aged 65
  • Buried: Pretoria North Cemetery, Pretoria

bullet   Another name for Morris was Moshe.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Career: Dr. H. Nelsoll, of Pretoria, writes:. Dr. Morris Sless passed away on 21 July 1967 at the comparatively early age of 65 years. He developed heart trouble about a year ago, but was able to continue with his work. The end came very suddenly. He qualified at Trinity College, Dublin in 1924 after a very successful and happy university career. He was very highly thought of by the teaching staff at the university and at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital where he later on became a senior houseman. I remember very clearly when I revisited this hospital many years later and met some of myoid teachers, one of the most senior physicians' first question to me was what had happened to Sless, whom he still regarded as one of the best housemen he had ever had. Apart from his ability in the field of his studies, he had an extensive knowledge and a deep love for music. He was in those days himself a very good pianist. He returned to South Africa in 1926 and went into general practice in Pretoria. He was a highly sensitive man and although he was a first class physician with well above the average ability, he could not take the hurly-burly of general practice and soon became a medical officer in the Pensions Department where he served until his death. In this field of work, as was his nature, he applied himself wholeheartedly and in this way was able to render a service to many thousands of pensioners. I have known Morris intimately for over 40 years and can speak with knowledge about him. He will be remembered by those of us who knew him for his kindness, his gentleness, his friendliness, his readiness to help, his retiring, reserved modesty, his absolute integrity in all he did and thought, his dignity of character and his keen sense of humour. This man had no enemies, and those who knew him cared for him. Above all, he loved his wife, Mavis, and daughter, Gail, with all his being, a love which they reciprocated in full measure. To them, and all his family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in the peace he so richly deserves.


Morris married Mavis Elizabeth SILBERMAN, daughter of Harry SILBERMAN and Anna Georgina Susanna DU BOIS, in South Africa. (Mavis Elizabeth SILBERMAN was born on 12 Jun 1908 in South Africa, died on 18 Jul 1996 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa and was buried in Pretoria North Cemetery, Pretoria.)

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