Evening Times Globe, January 21, 1949, Page 9
Morris Guss Dies At Home In City –
Was Widely-known Resident; Active in Bussiness Life; Funeral Held
A wide circle of friends learned with regret this morning of the death of Morris Guss, founder of the British Iron and Metal Company, which occurred at an early hour at his residence, 4 Summer Street. He was born in Lithuania, a son of Benjamin and Sarah Guss. He had been a resident of Saint John for 44 years. He was 71 years of age and retired from business some time ago.
For more than 40 years he was warden of the Jewish Congregation in Saint John. In recognition of his services he was made the only honorary life member of the board of directors of the congregation. He was an active member of the board of directors of the congregation. He was an active member of the board until his retirement. He was also active in other organizations connected with the synagogue, including charitable bodies and was a member of the Ezra Lodge.
Mr. Guss established his business here in 1905. He was a highly respected citizen, of kindly disposition, a charitable and upright gentleman and a man of dignity.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Max Fransblow of this city, four sons, B. R. Guss, and John Guss, all of Saint John and William of Calgary, nine grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces. Another son, Joseph, who was prominent in the boy scout movement in N.B. died about seven and one half years ago.
The funeral was held this afternoon from the synagogue at 4 p.m. Interment was in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.199. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D3. Additional notes: metal merchant