FUNERAL HOME ERROR: Lists Boca Raton Man As Single, Was Actually Married

Boca Raton Florida LAWSUITS News Palm Beach County

IJ Morris At Star of David Made Critical Error On Death Certificate. Now Asking Judge To Fix.


BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOYNTON BEACH, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — You can imagine Shirley Glickman’s surprise to find out that her husband of more than 30 years was actually single at the time of his death in June.

Edwin Glickman, 89, of Boca Raton, died on June 11th. His family retained IJ Morris at Star of David in Palm Beach County to handle the arrangements. Those arrangements included filing the death certificate with the State of Florida.

But IJ Morris made a critical error — listing Edwin as having died a widower.

The problem: his wife, Shirley Speiller-Glickman, is very much alive.

Now, attorneys representing SCI Funeral Services, which owns IJ Morris, are asking a Palm Beach County Judge to permit the death certificate to be reissued.

From a court filing obtained by “Edwin Glickman was married to Shirley Speiller Glickman at the time of his death. A copy of their Marriage Certificate is attached. SCI Funeral Services of Florida d/b/a I J Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches handled the funeral services for Edwin Glickman and prepared the Certificate of Death fo Edwin Glickman.”

“Due to a clerical error,” wrote attorneys, “the Certificate of Death indicates that his spouse, Shirley Speiller Glickman, predeceased him.”

Edwin Glickman’s daughter, Kim Glickman-Lerin, declined to comment on the matter or whether the family may have a claim against SCI. We have not reached out to Shirley. As a matter of policy, does not routinely question 85-year-old surviving spouses about the death of their significant other.

But we do know that Edwin and Shirley were married in December of 1989 at Central Synagogue in New York City.

According to an obituary reviewed by, Mr. Glickman died of Leukemia, was an Army veteran, and “was responsible for developing the Excelsior and Galleria mixed-use buildings, each of which debuted as the tallest residential building in Manhattan.”

The “petition to amend death certificate” was just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.


Hotwire Communications


Content copyright © 2023 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. ® is a registered trademark of MetroDesk Media, LLC. For our intellectual property, terms, and conditions, read hereBroadcast stations must credit on air. Print must refer to Online must link to Contact news (at) Call 561-576-NEWS (6397). Arrest reports are police accusations. Guilt or innocence is determined in a court of law.