Morris Adwar, the founder of ALA Casting, Alarama Jewelry, and Overnight Mountings, died Feb. 15 in Lawrence, New York. He was 96.
Born in 1921, Adwar was a World War II veteran who flew over 60 combat missions over the Pacific as a tail gunner and bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress.
Adwar was active in the industry, a president of the NY Caster’s Association, and member of the New York 24 Karat Club. As a philanthropist, he supported the Or Chadash girls school in Israel.
He is survived by his Clara, his wife of 73 years, as well as four children, 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Son Jeff Adwar, as well as his grandsons Matthew Roth, Mitchell Adwar, and David Adwar, all went into the family business and currently own and operate Overnight Mountings.
(Image courtesy of the Adwar family)