Gerald B. Melman, 81, a Mount Holly dentist from 1959 to 1998, died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 20, at his home there.
Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Melman graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1949, earned a bachelor's in mathematics and in 1955 his dental degree, both from Temple University.
While working as an Air Force dentist in northeastern France, he met and married his wife, Josette.
In 1957, the Melmans returned to Philadelphia, where he worked in a dental clinic before beginning his Mount Holly practice in 1959 in a rented office on Main Street.
In 1962, he bought what would be his longtime home in Mount Holly and, from its basement office, ran his practice from 1963 until he retired in 1998.