Edward Orzac Obituary

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Dr. Edward S Orzac MD

January 11, 1917 - December 9, 2012
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Edward S. Orzac, 95 years, M.D, M.A., died at home on December 9, 2012 after a long illness. He received his MD from the University of Virginia, a BA in History from Adelphi University and MA in Asian Studies from St. John's University. He served as a major in the US Army during WWII and received a Bronze Star and other decorations for his service. Dr. Orzac was a board certified Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and continued to practice until he was 83 years old. Edward Orzac was a Founder of Franklin Medical Center in Valley Stream, NY and the donor of the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation at Franklin Medical Center. In...
Edward S. Orzac, 95 years, M.D, M.A., died at home on December 9, 2012
after a long illness. He received his MD from the University of
Virginia, a BA in History from Adelphi University and MA in Asian
Studies from St. John's University. He served as a major in the US
Army during WWII and received a Bronze Star and other decorations for
his service. Dr. Orzac was a board certified Ear, Nose and Throat
Specialist and continued to practice until he was 83 years old. Edward
Orzac was a Founder of Franklin Medical Center in Valley Stream, NY
and the donor of the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation
at Franklin Medical Center. In addition to his many years as a
doctor, he was an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at SUNY and Kasturba
Medical School in Manipal, India, and an Adjunct Professor of Asian
History at Hofstra University. He lived and worked in India for
several months a year for more than twenty years and also volunteered
with Medico in Afghanistan in the early 1970's. He traveled the world
with his wife and loved poetry and history. He was the author of two
books about his journeys. He was the beloved son of the late Gertrude
Wachtler Cohen and his late step-father, Charles Cohen; the Beloved
Husband of Beatrice F. Orzac; the beloved brother of the late Sidney
W. Orzack; the Beloved Father of: Caroline Orzac Shoenberger (Allen),
Virgina Orzac Secemsky (Sol), and Elizabeth Orzac Yelen; the Beloved
Godfather of Manjeet Kripilani; the Beloved Grandfather of: Gina
Secemsky; Eric Secemsky (Neelam); Brian Secemsky; Elisa Shoenberger;
Dana Yelen Ladani (Ofer);Tracey Yelen, and James Yelen and their
father Arie Yelen; Beloved Uncle to Sandra Berman and Great Uncle to
Meredith Lovejoy; and the Beloved Great-grandfather of Adam Ladani.
He will be sorely missed by all the people who know him. Memorial
Services will be held at 10am the Riverside Memorial Chapel in
Hewlett, NY. Contributions are requested, in lieu of flowers, to be
sent to the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation 900
Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580.

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