September 16, 1924 ~ November 11, 2017

Born in: Bronx, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, North Carolina

Maurice Bernard Gettleman, passed away on November 11, 2017, at the age of 93. He was born in the Bronx, NY, on September 16, 1924 to the late Samuel and Beatrice Levy Gettleman. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Herbert Gettleman and Arthur Gettleman. He leaves behind his Alabama bride of 72 years, Mary Martin Gettleman; children, David M. Gettleman (Dena), and Peggy Gettleman Bishop; and grandchildren, Nicole Gettleman Bradley (Adam), Samuel P. Gettleman, and Lazarus C. Bishop. Maurice served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a flight engineer on a C-46 Commando. His crew towed gliders. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Huntingdon College. Later in life, he retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms with 22 years service. He was a special investigator with expertise in firearms and demolitions. He had many interesting Revenuer stories. Maurice loved G-d through the Jewish faith, and was a 32nd Degree Mason through the Scottish Rite. Funeral services with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Burial will follow in the Veterans Cemetery. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. DAVID: We are very sorry to hear about your father, we understand you (and your family) will miss him very much. Cherish the memory’s, share them with family and friends at this time, no greater honor can be given then the memory’s you hold dear for your father.
    We shall pray for you and your family during this time of trouble.

  2. Thinking of you Gettelman family members as you gather to pay respects for Maurice. His life journey was rich. May you all carry special memories in your hearts. Ron and Toni Wild

  3. David was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing! He was a wonderful man & I have many memories of your dad & family! I know he will be truly missed by you & your family, but always in your heart & the memories you cherished with him!
    In our thoughts & prayers, with love Bill & Karen Carter-Asheville, NC

  4. What I learned from my Uncle Maurice was to arrive at some principles by which to live your life and then proceed to live your life by those principles even if that takes you straight into a headwind of blowback. But more importantly what I learned from my Uncle Maurice is that the bond of family trumps all differences of origin or opinion or style’?or at least it ought to.


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