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Morton Sydney Benjamin
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Obituary for Morton Sydney Benjamin

Morton Sydney Benjamin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1934, and passed to eternal life on January 21, 2018. There will be a private graveside service at the Agudath Jacob Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

He was the only child of Albert and Yetta Benjamin. After high school graduation, he attended Drexel University and served in the U.S. Army, before embarking on a distinguished career as a cryptologist for over 35 years at the National Security Agency (NSA).

While at NSA he met the love of his life, Herma Nixdorf, and they were married in 1964. They enjoyed nearly 50 years of marriage until her death in 2013.

He is survived by his brother-in-­law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nixdorf, his cousins, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Weinstein; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mort and Herma served as surrogate grandparents for their extended families of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Koehler and Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Joseph Brand.

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Agudath Jacob Cemetery

1582 Garden Drive
Waco, TX 76706


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