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 1, 2012 |
Joseph A. Maressa Sr., 89, of Atco, a fixture in South Jersey Democratic politics who, as a state senator in the 1970s, sponsored legislation creating the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, died of respiratory failure on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Berlin. A lifelong resident of Camden County, Mr. Maressa earned a law degree in 1952 in the hope of becoming an FBI agent. That dream did not materialize, setting him on an unanticipated road that led to decades of private legal practice, public service, health-care advocacy, and the universe of South Jersey Democratic politics.
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.
March 6, 2012 |
Dr. Royal T. Popper, 88, formerly of Center City, an orthodontist, sculptor, and arts patron, died of complications from hip surgery Sunday, Feb. 26, at Ann's Choice, a retirement community in Warminster. For 35 years, Dr. Popper maintained an orthodontics office in Olney. He had a busy practice straightening the teeth of students at nearby Central and Girls High Schools, said a son, Howard. For several years, Dr. Popper also had an office in Delaware County and taught anatomy at the Temple University School of Dentistry.
March 19, 2008 |
Jay H. Eshleman, 97, of Chestnut Hill, a dentist in West Mount Airy for nearly seven decades and a passionate advocate of his profession, died March 10 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications after a fall. Raised on a tobacco farm in Lancaster County in the Church of the Brethren, he was the eldest son of eight children. He attended a one-room elementary schoolhouse and then walked five miles a day to Elizabethtown High School, where he graduated in 1927. Dr. Eshleman rebelled against the tradition of the eldest son's taking over the family farm.
November 9, 1998 |
David Sidney Burcat, 73, a retired dentist, died from complications of prostate cancer yesterday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He lived in Aston. Dr. Burcat practiced dentistry in Lansdowne for more than 34 years. He retired in 1996. He graduated from Temple University in 1950 and received a master's degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. He worked in advertising for six years before going on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, from which he graduated in 1962.