Morton Bresenoff

by | Aug 19, 2021 | Obituaries

Raleigh, N.C.—Morton Bresenoff, BBA, JD, ML&T, CPA, CFP, born January 10, 1929, left us peacefully on July 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving children.

Ever the gentleman, he grew up in Manhattan, the son of an immigrant corner grocery store owner. After earning a BBA in accounting from the City College of New York, followed by a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving on a destroyer based out of Norfolk, Virginia where he stayed with his wife Harriet of 69 years and raised his family. As a CPA, he joined and then owned a mid-sized CPA firm, expanding and renaming it Bresenoff and Associates. Active for many years in the Tidewater and Norfolk Jewish communities, he retired first to Florida and then to Raleigh, N.C. to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

All who met him walked away uplifted, happy, and inspired. Mort treated everyone he met with dignity, respect, and warmth and was a real mensch in the truest sense of the word and always prioritized his family first. A CPA through and through, he was organized to the end and taught his grandchildren the power of compounding!

Worldly and well-traveled, he kept up with current events, had the New York Times delivered daily, enjoyed playing pool and poker with his buddies, teaching the grandkids, and always taking great pride in the accomplishments of his extended family. Mort left this world having lived a fulfilling and meaningful life and gifted this world with an incredible legacy.

He is survived by his wife Harriet; children Lisa (Steven) Feierstein and Marc Bresenoff; grandchildren Alison Bresenoff (fiancée Carla), Aaron (Sarah) Feierstein and Joshua (Mollie) Feierstein; and great grandsons Ethan and Theodore who will all strive to follow in his footsteps as a beacon of light and love to those around them.