Harold Benedict Shore


Harold Benedict Shore, born Hillel and known by most as Harry, passed away at his home in Gaithersburg on Oct 6 at the age of 85. He was a lawyer, mentor, surrogate father and grandfather, and generous friend to many. Harry was born in Boston on April 8, 1937, to Meyer I. and Elizabeth Shore (née Libber). During his childhood, Harry attended Hebrew school and lent a helping hand at his father’s drug store. Harry attended Boston Latin School, where he developed an early love of history and English. Upon graduation he was admitted to Harvard University where he attained his bachelor’s degree before attending Harvard Law School where he earned his J.D.

Harry worked as assistant general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board and for the Federal Savings and Loan Commission. Harry later moved to Los Angeles where he spent the 1980s playing racquetball and working as a litigator for Glendale Federal Bank, until a reverse-merger granted him an early retirement. He then returned to the Washington, D.C., suburbs. Harry is survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara, and his nephews, Cliff and Steve.

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