Services for Mickey will be Ira Kaufman Mortuary at 9:30 am on Friday 13, 2012
Condolences can be mailed to:
Jonathan Arnowitz 74 Pond Street San Francisco, Ca 94114
Email arnoland at gmail.com
One of the “Originals” of PFLAG Detroit, Morris (Mickey) Arnowitz, died this Sunday, Jan 8, 2012, at the age of 90.
Mickey was a beloved activist and honored for decades of service to protect people’s rights most of his life. He worked closely with Triangle Foundation, and served on the boards of PFLAG Detroit, and ACLU.
Both Mickey and his wife Harriet actively sought to help gay youths discover their own self-worth by volunteering at PFLAG Detroit and ACLU. Even after his wife’s death in 1993, Mickey continued on his fight for equality and justice for all.
In a 2002 interview, then executive director of Triangle, Jeff Montgomery said: “He’s been very generous in giving his time to causes and issues that impassion him. We’ve been privileged to be one of those organizations he’s been so supportive of. He’s been a great role model, mentor, teacher and a ball of fire."
Jay Kaplan, ACLU, admired Mickey, “he provided the gift of himself and his for his efforts to make a better world for everyone.” For Rozanne Sedler, ACLU, she praised, “Mickey has been an advocate, a strong and sincere advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian citizens. He has raised the consciousness of the ACLU board members about this issue.”
Mickey explained why he supported these organizations.
“Justice,” he said. “I want to see justice for everyone, including all gays, lesbians and transgendered people.”
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