SPITALNY, MAURICE (27 Feb. 1893-28 Oct. 1986) musician and director of Cleveland's theater orchestras, was born in Odessa, Russia, the son of Jacob and Rachel (Burstein) Spitalny. He and his family came to Cleveland in 1905 where he attended public schools. Like his brothers Phil and H. Leopold, Maurice became a musician, pursuing his musical studies at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and later at the Royal Conservatory of Berlin as a scholarship student. An accomplished violinist, Spitalny gave music lessons in the city and was assistant concertmaster of the
Spitalny married Dorothy E. Kahn 1 June 1915, and they had three children, Jean, Iris, and James. He died in Hollywood, Florida.