Maurice Halper

Maurice Halper

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Maurice Jacob Hal­per, 94, died Dec. 4, 2010.

After retiring from the U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. Hal­per founded Orient East and was later president of the Tucson Girl Scout Council.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; sons, David Halper of Plano, Texas, Stephen Halper of Las Cruces, N.M., and William Halper of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter-in-laws, Laura Halper, Ph.D., and Jane Halper; sisters, Selma Weider and Jeannette Shapiro, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were held in the Temple Emanu-El section of Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arizona Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 5905 E. Pima St. Tucson, AZ 85712.