At Princeton he majored in English, belonged to Terrace Club and roomed with John Gayner, Francis Kurtz, and Ted Lewis. He was a 1955 graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a board-certified pathologist.
Mort and Marilyn Hunter were married in 1956. For two years thereafter he served as captain in the Air Force in England. Then they moved to California, where he practiced at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton and Orange. He retired when he was 53.
Mort died of colon cancer Oct. 25, 2016. He was 86 and a resident of Carefree, Ariz. He is survived by Marilyn, their five children, and seven grandchildren.