Harold Tanenbaum, 96, dentist

Harold Tanenbaum
Harold Tanenbaum
Posted: July 02, 2014

Harold Tanenbaum, 96, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired dentist, died Friday, June 20, of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Lafayette Retirement Community.

A son of Ukrainian immigrants, Mr. Tanenbaum attended Olney High School and the Temple University School of Dentistry.

A prize winner at Temple for his work in pediatric dentistry, he also served in the Army Dental Corps in 1942 and attained the rank of captain before leaving the service in 1946.

Mr. Tanenbaum worked as a dentist and lived with his wife of 66 years, Frances Chernofsky Tanenbaum, in Logan, Glenside, Ventnor, N.J., Jenkintown, and Philadelphia. His wife died in 2010.

"He was well-loved by all of his patients," said daughter Sandra. "He was good at both the technological side and the human side of dentistry."

After his retirement, Mr. Tanenbaum worked at Albert Einstein Hospital's Premier Years Program, which provides special health-care and personal assistance to patients 55 and older.

As president of the men's club, Mr. Tanenbaum was deeply involved in Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park. The club provided movie nights, brunches, and sports for members.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Tanenbaum is survived by daughter Paula Oliver and a granddaughter.

A burial and graveside service were held Tuesday, June 24, at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose.


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