Morris Faiman

Morris Faiman, 91, passed away on April 23rd, 2024. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and was the son of Beatrice and Samuel Faiman. While growing up in Winnipeg, he braved the winters, played ice hockey, and curled with his many cousins.

Morris received his Master of Science and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and began his career in 1965 as a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Kansas. He had the privilege of teaching thousands of students over the years and continued his tenure until 2024. In addition to teaching, he also conducted research at the Life Span Institute where he was a recognized leader in the fields of pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology. His research programs focused on the development of drugs to treat alcohol abuse and drug addiction, and he holds several patents related to his research.

During his professional career, Morris served on many committees including the Board of Directors of DCCCA (a non-profit organization that provides social and community services to improve the well-being of the local community), the National Institute of Health, and the Center for Disease Control, and was a visiting professor at Duke and the University of North Carolina. He was the recipient of several awards and honors and received numerous grants for his research from the National Institute of Health.

Beyond his academic and professional accomplishments, Morris’ greatest joys in life were spending time with his wife of 62 years, Lynne, his children, Jeff and Janis, and his grandchildren, Leah, Carson, and Abby. He was a master magician and loved to perform his illusions for his family at countless holiday gatherings. He had a love for hamburgers, peach cobbler, his book clubs and magic club, ROMEO club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), the Kansas City Chiefs, and of course, his beloved Kansas Jayhawks. He loved visiting Napa Valley, where he enjoyed sitting in the sunshine in his backyard, watching his peach tree and roses grow, chatting with his neighbors, and sipping very small glasses of wine.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne, (Overland Park, Kansas), son, Jeff Faiman, and daughter- in- law, Christine, (Vienna, Virginia), daughter, Janis Condon, son- in- law, Brian Condon, (Napa, California), and grandchildren, Carson Faiman and Leah and Abby Condon.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127th Street in Overland Park, Kansas.

May his memory be for a blessing.

“This experiment is over. It’s time to go home.” – Morris Faiman, April 21st, 2024

If you care to donate in Morris’ memory, please consider a contribution to DCCCA @

Messages & Condolences

From Dr. Charles Faiman...

Morris Faiman (Z”L)
Even though Morris was one of our older cousins, we did keep in touch over the years. We even attended a wedding weekend in Overland years ago. He often visited his home town Winnipeg and was very fond of my sister Evelyn Goldstein (nee Faiman) now deceased.
Please accept our condolences for the loss of a fine man, respected professor and scientist, husband, father and grandfather.
May his memory be for a blessing.
Dr. Charles Faiman on behalf of The Faiman Family – Cleveland, Ohio and Winnipeg, Canada.

From Billy beyer...

Morris, morris, morris. Aho. Blessings and condolences. Jeff your dad sounds amazing. I only wish I could thank him for creating such a great son. Much love

From Liz Mathews...

Janis, what a wonderful tribute to your Dad. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Hope you are able to take this time to reflect on warm memories. Warmly, Liz

From Lori Alvarado...

Morrie dedicated more than four decades to our work at DCCCA. His knowledge and passion for our work continually challenged our agency to grow and improve. He was such an encouragement to me in my role. We are forever grateful for the legacy he left at our organization.

From Judy Heller...

Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to you and your children and grandchildren. I am unable to come to the service on Wednesday, but will be thinking about you.

From Ismail...

Dear Jeff,
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.
While I didn’t have the privilege of knowing him, it is clear that your father was an inspiring figure—not only to you and your family but to many lives that he’s touched.
Hope you may find comfort and peace as you reflect on his amazing life journey and memories you’ve created together.
With warm thoughts and prayers. Ismail

From Mo Kohistani (EY)...

Jeff- Our hearts go to your family. Your father sounds like an amazing person. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

From Aviva Symons...


I am sending so much
comfort. I appreciated spending time with Morris through Beth Torah — specifically while eating BBQ together on Zoom and talking over the phone. I am thankful to have formed a connection with him, and deepened that connection from 2020-2022. I am sending love from California.

From Caroline (Boyle) Wilten...

Janis and Mrs. Faiman, I was sorry to hear your sad news. I have very fond memories from high school of Mr. Faiman. 🙂 This was a wonderful tribute to him. I’m sending lots of love.

From Judy Hellman...

Lynne – I’m sending sincere condolences to you and your family. I’m sorry I will be out of town for services, but I am wishing you peace and comfort. Love, Judy Hellman

From Michael ‘Doc’ Blum...

Morris will be missed. I so much enjoyed sharing magic with him at our magic club events. Seeing him at Beth Torah was also a ‘treat’. Condolences to the family.

From Jackob Moskovitz...

Dear Lynne,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Morris . He was a great work colleague as a well as a good friend. I will always remember his warm welcoming to me and my family when I first came to KU and through out the years. He will be greatly missed. My condolences and my thoughts are with you.

From Annie Freed...

Lynne, Jeff & Janis, I know you and his grandchildren and many others will miss him and remember him.

From Deepa Iyengar...

Janis – I feel your pain. He sounds like such a wonderful, accomplished, kind and good man. You are a true reflection of him! These are wonderful memories to cherish in your heart. Praying for you during this time! Love you ❤️

From Theresa Waddle...

Janis-you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father sounded like an amazing man. May you find peace in all of the wonderful memories of your Dad. Love, Theresa

From Heather Carruthers...

Janis – our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. While I did t know your dad, I know he must have been amazing to raise such a strong, kind, devoted daughter. May you heal together and cherish the wonderful memories of a life well lived. Love, Heather and Dan Carruthers

From Nikki White...

Honored to know Morrie on the DCCCA board the past 8 years. His dedication will be remembered.

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