Nathan Mendelzon, 76, Long A Delco Dentist

Posted: May 05, 1989

Nathan N. Mendelzon, 76, a longtime Delaware County dentist who went on to direct state public-health dental programs, died Monday at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. He previously lived in Broomall and Prospect Park.

A 1937 graduate of the Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Mendelzon practiced general dentistry in Prospect Park for 30 years, until 1968, when he turned his efforts to public-health dentistry.

At that time Dr. Mendelzon moved to Charleston, W.Va., where he lived for about eight years and served as state assistant director of dental health.

It was 1975 when Dr. Mendelzon returned to Pennsylvania, moving to Harrisburg as special assistant for all dental-care programs in the state.

For several years before his 1980 retirement, Dr. Mendelzon also was a clinical associate professor of public-health dentistry at Temple University.

A Silver Palm Eagle Scout who served as a captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Dr. Mendelzon was appointed to the state Veterans

Commission and served as state Commander of the Jewish War Veterans with the Shandler-Berman Post 305, of which he was a charter member.

Dr. Mendelzon was an instructor for Dale Carnegie leadership programs for more than 15 years.

In Albuquerque, he volunteered for the adopt-a-gradfather program for children at B'nai Israel Synagogue.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 50 years, Rose Abrams Mendelzon; sons, Ronald D., Eric F. and Evan A.; his mother, Bessie Mendelzon; eight grandchildren, a great-grandson and a brother.

Services are at 1 p.m. Sunday at Goldsteins', 6410 N. Broad St. Interment is at Har Zion Cemetery in Collingdale.

A memorial service will be held Thursday in Albuquerque.

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