He was a 'pioneer in the jewelry industry.'

Morris Adwar.

Morris Adwar, founder of ALA Casting, Alarama Jewelry and Overnight Mountings, died on Feb. 15, his family announced.

He was 96.

Adwar, who was widely recognized as a pioneer in the jewelry industry, was president of the NY Caster's Association and an active member of the NY 24KT Club.

He was a generous philanthropist who devoted his time and finances to religion, the Or Chadash Girls school in Israel, and the jewelry industry, his family said.

As a World War II, Adwar flew over 60 combat missions in the Pacific Theatre as a tail gunner and a bombardier on a B17 Flying Fortress, his family noted.

He is survived by his wife, Clara, along with 48 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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