May 11, 2001 |
Emanuel Hayes Malamed, 80, a retired professor of dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania who for 40 years deftly divided his time between teaching and private practice, died Wednesday of a chronic blood disorder at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Dr. Malamed, who lived in Huntingdon Valley, specialized in periodontics, the care and treatment of the gums, and had wide-ranging influence in his field, said Dr. D. Walter Cohen, former dean of dentistry at Penn and a onetime chancellor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
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.
March 3, 2001 |
Arthur L. Young, 71, a Temple University School of Dentistry official for more than two decades, died Monday of a heart attack at his winter residence in Satellite Beach, Fla. He was a Gibbsboro resident for the last four years and previously lived in Voorhees for 34 years. He was born in Haverhill, Mass. Mr. Young served as assistant to the dean of administration and finance for Temple University School of Dentistry, where he worked for 22 years before retiring in 1991. Known to all as "Mr. Wonderful," Mr. Young "ran the school out of his back pocket," Dr. Martin F. Tansy, dean of the School of Dentistry, said in a statement.
February 7, 2001 |
Milton Metzman, 72, of Cherry Hill, a longtime chairman of the radiology department at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Stratford, died at home Friday of complications from a series of strokes. He had lived in Cherry Hill for more than 30 years. Dr. Metzman, a physician, led the radiology department from 1968 to 1996, when he retired. He also had a private practice in Stratford. Dr. Metzman expanded the department from a one-person operation to one that included specialists in different areas of radiology, said Louis A. Papa, who was Dr. Metzman's personal physician.
September 6, 2000 |
Hugh Francis Robinson, 76, a longtime South Jersey dentist who was a member of Camden Catholic High School's 1942 state championship basketball team, died of complications from cancer last Wednesday at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton. Dr. Robinson, a Philadelphia native, had lived in Marlton for the last 13 years and previously resided in Pennsauken and Camden. He practiced dentistry in Camden and Pennsauken for more than 37 years before retiring in the late 1980s. Dr. Robinson became one of the first dentists to work in a mobile dental trailer, attending to indigent children in Camden County, in the 1950s and performed dental examinations for schoolchildren into the late 1970s.
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.
November 13, 1999 |
Dr. Dale F. Roeck, 77, retired dean of Temple University's School of Dentistry, died Tuesday of colon cancer at his home in Ocean City, N.J. Except for two years he spent in the Air Force, Dr. Roeck had been a faculty member at Temple from 1946 until he retired in 1986. He was named dean of the dental school in 1976. Late in his tenure, Dr. Roeck found himself fighting for the very existence of Temple's dental school. In 1985, a time when dental schools nationwide were facing declining enrollment and tightening budgets, a provost recommended that Temple phase out its school.
November 2, 1999 |
For 17 years, Libbie Soffer plied the trade of dental hygienist while dreaming of herself as an artist. In her mind, she illustrated the stories her patients told as she cleaned their teeth - in red for anger, dark gray for sadness. At home she made jewelry from beads and fabric pieces and dreamed of art school. Then, at age 38, she walked away from dentistry and enrolled at the Philadelphia College of Art. Twenty years later, the Wallingford resident is preparing for her ninth one-person exhibition, "Shirtales," which will be at Philadelphia's Nexus Gallery from Friday through Nov. 28. "I can trace making sculptures back to childhood, when I was continuously creating things," said Soffer, 58, who operates from a studio in Aston.
July 20, 1999 |
He could have been a singer with Lionel Hampton's band. Instead, he went to school, married a preacher's daughter and hit his high note by setting up a dental practice that served West Philadelphia for 50 years. Life with Lionel might have been more exciting. But it probably couldn't have been any more fulfilling for Dr. Woodson Hopewell Sr., an avid golfer who mentored neighborhood youths, jammed to jazz and belted out Handel's Messiah at family Christmas gatherings. And when patients came to him after office hours, singing the "Doc, I Got a Toothache Blues," Woody Hopewell was always ready for a command performance with his drill.
July 10, 1999 |
Marvin Maser, 78, a dental surgeon who in retirement returned to college for an undergraduate degree, died of cancer Thursday at his home in East Falls. Dr. Maser practiced for 40 years before he retired in 1985. He maintained a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Norristown. During various times in his career, he also had served as chief of oral surgery at Montgomery Hospital and chief of the dental department at the former Sacred Heart Hospital. Once retired, Dr. Maser decided to return to college, his family said.