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Milton Borenstein, first Jewish trustee of Boston College, at 89

Services were held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels in Brookline for Milton C. Borenstein '35, the first Jewish trustee of Boston College, who served two terms on the university's board from 1979-83 and 1983-87.

Mr. Borenstein, of Brookline, who died Sept. 23 at 89, was an innovator, designing a pleated cup that became ubiquitous in dentist offices, and a disposable waxed cup that helped make yogurt a staple in refrigerators nationwide.

He also was an ecumenist, serving as a trustee at his Catholic alma mater at the same time he was president of Congregation Kehillath Israel.

Boston College awarded him the Bald Eagle Outstanding Alumnus award in 1991.

After graduating cum laude from Boston College in 1935, he was salutatorian of his Harvard Law School class in 1938, and won a landmark bankruptcy case shortly after admission to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

He joined his father-in-law at Sweetheart Paper Products in Chelsea in 1944 and helped guide the company for decades. He was also a former executive vice president at Maryland Cup Corporation.

Mr. Borenstein was on the board of directors at American Jewish Congress and American Friends of Hebrew University, was a trustee of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, associate chairman of the scholarship committee of Harvard Law School and founder of the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

He was the beloved husband of 66 years of the late Anne (Shapiro). He is survived by his daughter Roberta, of Wilton, CT, his son Jeffrey, of West Newton, and three grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made to Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St., Brookline, 02466 or Boston College Development Office, More Hall 220, 120 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, 02467.

 


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