Milton Abrams Schlesinger

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Services for Milton Abrams Schlesinger, of Macon, Ga., formerlyof Hattiesburg are 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Temple B’nai Israelin Hattiesburg. A brief interment ceremony will be held at theHattiesburg Cemetery directly following the funeral. HulettWinstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburg is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Schlesinger, 81, died Dec. 30, 2006, following a long battlewith cancer.

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Originally from Brookhaven, Mr. Schlesinger was the owner andmanager of The Shirley Slipper Shop and The Boston Shoe Store, bothof which he ran until 1969, when he moved from Brookhaven toHattiesburg to enter into the practice of law. He retired from hislaw practice in December 1999. He and his wife, Cecile, moved toMacon in January 2000.

Mr. Schlesinger was very active in the Kiwanis Club prior to hismove to Hattiesburg. He was a member of, and served asCongregational President of, Temple B’nai Shalom in Brookhaven andTemple B’nai Israel in Hattiesburg.

He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. ArmyAir Corps as a bombardier.

Survivors are his wife, Cecile Ginsberg Schlesinger, of Macon,Ga.; his children, Sue Brook, of Marietta, Ga., Sharon Shedd, ofAurora, Colo., and Dr. Louis Schlesinger, of Macon; his sister,Shirley Gurwitch, of Hattiesburg; his grandchildren, Brittany BrookDasher, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Rich Harrington, of Sacramento,Calif., Jeremy Brook, of Athens, Ga., and Rachel Schlesinger, ofMacon; and his aunt, Vera Abrams Davis, of Jackson.

Memorials may be made to Temple B’nai Shalom, P.O. Box 157,Wesson, MS 39191; Temple B’nai Israel, P.O. Box 15636, Hattiesburg,MS 39404-5636; the American Cancer Society; the Alzheimer’sAssociation, or to any charity interested parties so desire.