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 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.
June 4, 1991 |
Main Line orthodontist Warren Saul Graboyes, who pleaded guilty in April to fondling a 17-year-old girl during an office visit, was sentenced yesterday to four years' probation and at least a month in a hospital that specializes in treating sexual disorders. Delaware County Judge Melvin G. Levy, who called the Graboyes case "one of the most troublesome" he had faced, also fined the dentist $2,000, ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service and forbade him to practice dentistry again.
July 4, 1998 |
Robert I. Kaplan, 83, a pediatric dentist and dental educator nationally known for his writings and lectures, died Wednesday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. A Voorhees resident, he was born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Camden, where he was a 1932 graduate and valedictorian of Camden High School. Dr. Kaplan, a 1938 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, maintained a pediatric dental practice in Camden and then in Cherry Hill until retiring in 1979. He continued to provide dental service through other avenues, including as executive director from 1984 until the early 1990s of the Camden Free Dental Clinic - one of the nation's oldest free dental clinics.
December 2, 2008 |
Manuel M. Album, 89, formerly of Jenkintown, a dentist who was a pioneer in the care of children and the handicapped, died Saturday of a blood disorder at Harborage Nursing Home in North Bergen, N.J. In the early 1950s, Dr. Album became chief of dental services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and established the first postgraduate dental program in the United States to train students to care for the disabled. He received several research grants to study types of anesthesia for dental patients with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.
July 3, 2000 |
Arthur Leinweber, 94, a prominent Philadelphia dentist and oral surgeon who served in World War II and did extensive volunteer work for New Jersey seniors, died of kidney failure Saturday at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, Montgomery County. He lived in Ventnor, N.J. Dr. Leinweber was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1926. His wife, the late Florence K. Leinweber, also practiced dentistry. The couple had a private practice in Philadelphia until their retirement in 1974.
April 26, 2001 |
Dr. Joffie C. Pittman, a retired Philadelphia dentist and former Temple University professor known for his compassion, community service and mentoring, died Saturday of cancer. He was 63 and lived in Center City. Pittman, who had practices in Wynnefield and Willingboro, N.J., taught at Temple from 1980 to 1989. Until 1980, he also had a practice in Washington, D.C. A family member described him as "an extremely dedicated individual who volunteered his time freely to professional and community organizations.
July 20, 1989 |
Norman Peter Karmilowicz, 48, a vascular surgeon who also had a part-time dental practice, died Tuesday at Christiana Hospital in Christiana, Del. He lived in Langhorne, Bucks County. Just as Bo Jackson now excels in football and baseball, Dr. Karmilowicz proved himself adept at surgery and dentistry, his colleagues said yesterday. His part-time dental practice included many of his medical associates. "To him, dentistry was a diversion, a change of pace," said his wife, Elaine.
April 27, 1999 |
Richard Cook Mears, 93, a retired Bala Cynwyd dentist who was a designer of dentures for children, died Thursday at the Dock Woods Community in Towamencin. Dr. Mears, who had resided at the retirement community for the last five years, was born in Sharon Hill and later lived in Ambler, graduating from Ambler High School. He was a pre-dental student at Pennsylvania State University and received a doctor of dental surgery degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1930.