January 14, 1997 |
Carlos Weil Sr., 84, of West Chester, a retired dentist, died Saturday at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern. Dr. Weil practiced dentistry on Shadeland Avenue in Drexel Hill from 1939 until retiring in 1985. From 1948 to 1965, he worked part-time while serving as professor and chairman of the department of operative dentistry at Temple University. Dr. Weil, who was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1930 and from Duke University in 1934.
March 13, 2012 |
WAYNE Marcellus Taylor was a skilled and popular West Philadelphia dentist, but his true love was dogs. "If he could have made a living with his dogs, he would have given up dentistry," said his sister, Sheryl Taylor Bailey. Fortunately for his loyal patients, he stayed with dentistry. But he kept six dogs, four at his home in Yeadon and two at a dog club in Quakertown. He also bred dogs and hunted with them. Wayne Taylor, a dentist for 30 years who often did free work for seniors on fixed incomes, died March 7 of an apparent heart attack.
November 5, 1991 |
James A. Milanesi, 79, a pioneer in reconstructive dentistry who practiced 56 years on Torresdale Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in Abington. A man of humor and humanity, Dr. Milanesi loved jazz and opera and golf and books, but it was his work "that was his life expression," according to his daughter, Linda Milanesi. He was still seeing patients as recently as three weeks ago, and to the end, found that his specialty "kept him intellectually challenged and emotionally stimulated," his daughter said.
June 8, 1994 |
THE PRU-BACHE MURDER Jeffrey Taylor HarperCollins / $23 In the mid-1980s, before Ronald Reagan's booming economy turned into George Bush's bust, all things financial seemed within reach. Junk bonds made possible goldfish-swallowing-the-whale takeovers. Executive pay rivaled the GNP of some Third World nations. The stock market marched onward and upward. So rosy were the times that even a young immigrant Russian, before he mastered the language, could go from janitor to super stock trader, grossing (in every sense of the word)
July 21, 1989 |
Frederick P. Cornell, 66, of Cherry Hill, who practiced dentistry for 35 years before retiring in 1987, died yesterday at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus in Philadelphia. Dr. Cornell, who practiced in Bethpage, N.Y., was a 1950 graduate of Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis. He also was a lifetime member of the American and New York Dental Associations. Dr. Cornell was a member of the Cherry Hill Rotary and the Cherry Hill lodge of Brith Sholom. He also was a volunteer at the Jewish Geriatric Home in Cherry Hill.
December 5, 1991 |
Working with his hands and studying the sciences were youthful pastimes that eventually led Andrew M. Halbert to dentistry. "From junior high school, I was very interested in the sciences," Halbert said. "I enjoyed . . . doing models, balsa airplanes and ships. Those two things, combined with the research I did in the dental field at Villanova," tipped the balance toward the field of dentistry. Halbert, who lives in Havertown, recently opened a practice in advanced restorative dentistry at 234 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr.
November 29, 2010 |
BOB GALLAGHER was a dentist with a difference. Long before it became common dental practice, he emphasized prevention and good nutrition for his patients and was among the first to have hygienists on his staff. He also practiced restorative dentistry when it was not often done, and he believed in keeping himself educated on the latest developments in the field. Dr. Robert F. Gallagher, who practiced dentistry in Chestnut Hill for 60 years and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, during which he flew supply planes over the "hump" in the China-Burma-India theater, died Nov. 17 of heart failure.
June 29, 2013 |
Frank H. Lawson, 92, of Wynnewood, a suburban dentist for 52 years, died Tuesday, June 18 - the eve of his 65th wedding anniversary - of an infection at Riddle Village in Media. Starting in 1946, Dr. Lawson practiced from a home office on Henley Road, drawing three generations of the same families from as far away as North Jersey. He answered the phone, kept the books, and was on duty weekdays, a half-day Saturday, and two nights a week. When patients had money problems, he bartered or lowered his fees, said his son Philip.
September 1, 1993 |
Camden will administer a new dose of medicine to its students next year. Taking advantage of the city's growing health industry, Camden will start a medical arts high school in the fall of 1994. The new school will be temporarily housed in the nursing school at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. It will be operated by the school system in conjunction with Lourdes and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Eventually, a $2 million facility will be built to house the expected 200- to-300 students on a proposed Urban Clinical Campus, to be developed along Haddon Avenue by Lourdes and UMDNJ.
April 30, 1997 |
James F. Ventura, 75, a dentist who helped identify the bodies of American soldiers killed in World War II through dental forensics, died Saturday at his home in Media. Dr. Ventura practiced dentistry in Media for more than 40 years. He had taught dentistry part time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and worked in forensic dentistry for the Delaware County Coroner's Office for a number of years. After serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, Dr. Ventura remained in Poland for two years after the war to help identify the bodies of U.S. servicemen through dental forensics.