Maurice Rapkin, 95, died peacefully on June 14, 2013, in San Diego. He was born Nov. 16, 1917, and was an FFRF Lifetime Member, as are his daughters Aleksi and Ellen.
Maurice, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wayne State University, had a long career as a civil engineer. He was a World War II veteran, Bronze Star recipient and retired Army Reserve colonel. As a humanist Jew and staunch Democrat, he was very involved in his community and supported LGBT and women’s rights and Planned Parenthood.
Survivors include his daughters, Aleksi Rapkin (Kevin Barre) and Ellen Rapkin (Duane Buck); grandchildren Manon Barre and George Buck; great-granddaughter Lilliana Buck and special friend Natalie Moynihan.
FFRF offers its sincerest condolences to Maurice’s family and many friends.