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Morris "Morry" Wasserman


Morry Wasserman joined the Air Force and became a B-17 bomber pilot during World War II. He flew 36 missions, his last on Nov. 2, 1944, when he was shot down over Nazi Germany. He also flew in the Berlin Airlift, led a squadron during the Cuban Missile Crisis and commanded several flight squadrons. He earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart, four air medals, a European Theater medal and six battle stars.

In 1957, Wasserman and his wife Betty moved to Vacaville, a choice he made because he knew he wanted to retire here and make this his home. Gary and Wendy, their son and daughter, went through the Vacaville public school system. Their son Wayne was born with a developmental disability, which is why Play 4 All Park is his charity of choice. After he retired from Travis Air Force Base with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1964, Wasserman started Pacific Pipeline Survey, which he later sold. In 1978, Morry, Betty and Wendy started Wasserman Travel. In 1982 Wendy's husband Jim Kellogg joined the family business.

Wendy's dad had several “Morry-isms,” as his daughter called them, one being “decency, integrity and delicatessen.” The last fun word was thrown in so his kids and grandkids would remember the other two.

Wasserman also was an active member and a past president of the Vacaville Rotary Club. He passed away at the age of 96.

Thank you for
your generosity !

You have fully funded this park bench in Morry's memory.

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