Harry K. Wolpert

March 13, 1991

Harry K. Wolpert, who helped operate a local wholesale dry-goods business, died Sunday. He was 100 and lived at the Windsor House Apartments in Baltimore.

Mr. Wolpert was buried Monday in services at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Pikesville.

A native Lithuanian who emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s, he studied at rabbinical schools in Europe and the United States. He never led a congregation, however.

"He was a Talmudic scholar," said Rabbi Herman Neuberger of Ner Israel, where Mr. Wolpert was chairman of the board from 1939 until his death.

"He was a very vivid storyteller who inspired people with his knowledge and his lively personality," Rabbi Neuberger said. "He was a very caring person. He was interested in individuals as individuals."

He retired from Max and Wolpert in the early 1960s.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Rudick of Baltimore and Phyllis Lifschutz of New Brunswick, N.J.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions should be made to Ner Israel Rabbinical College, 400 Mount Wilson Lane, Pikesville 21208.

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