Marvin Sugarman Obituary

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Marvin Sugarman

August 13, 1915 - November 8, 2010
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Dr. Marvin M. Sugarman, 95, an Atlanta native, died peacefully at home on November 8, 2010. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 67 years, Rose Gilner Sugarman. He took great pride and delighted in his relationship with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graduate of Boys High School in 1933, Marvin was recognized as one of their outstanding alumni in 2003. He attended college at Emory University and then graduated from Atlanta Southern Dental College, which later became the Emory University School of Dentistry. He was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the scholastic dental fraternity. Marvin opened his private...
Dr. Marvin M. Sugarman, 95, an Atlanta native, died peacefully at home on November 8, 2010. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 67 years, Rose Gilner Sugarman. He took great pride and delighted in his relationship with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graduate of Boys High School in 1933, Marvin was recognized as one of their outstanding alumni in 2003. He attended college at Emory University and then graduated from Atlanta Southern Dental College, which later became the Emory University School of Dentistry. He was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the scholastic dental fraternity.
Marvin opened his private practice of dentistry in 1938 and retired last December, 2009. He completed the American Board of Periodontology in 1950 and limited his practice to periodontics after that. He had an incredible history of service to his patients, dental students, and organized dentistry. He was the founding director of Post-Graduate Periodontics at Emory and taught at the Dental School for 30 years. He served as Consultant to the U.S. Navy Dental Corps at Bethesda Hospital and was Consultant to the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Benning. His leadership positions in organized dentistry included: President of the Georgia Dental Association, the Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Periodontology. He was the recipient of the AAP's Master Clinician Award and the Gold Medal Award, their highest honors. He lectured nationally and internationally in the field of periodontology. In the 1950's he developed surgical instruments for the treatment of periodontal disease that still are in use today. His two sons joined him in practice, and they had the mutual pleasure of working together for decades. His patients appreciated his excellent care, sense of humor, and well-told stories. Besides his interest in dentistry, he was an avid golfer, bridge player, life-long learner, and friend.
He is survived by his children: Edward and Beth Sugarman, Brenda and David Goldberg, and Richard and Helaine Sugarman; grandchildren: Pam Sugarman and Tom Rosenberg, Susan and David Kirsch, Jeffrey and Shannon Sugarman, Michael and Stacy Goldberg, Jeremy and Amy Goldberg, Jennifer and Boris Rapoport, Sarah Sugarman and Brendan Jordan, Rebecca Sugarman and Greg Brazzle, Marla and Ryan Johnson, and Marty Jacobson; and 13 great-grandchildren who especially enjoyed "Gramps" 95th birthday celebration. He also is survived by special cousins: Rabbi Alvin and Barbara Sugarman; sister-in-law, Minnie Kaliser; and friend, Janice Rothschild Blumberg.
Funeral services will be held at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Thursday, the eleventh of November at one o'clock in the afternoon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A private burial will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish Home, Weinstein Hospice, or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel, Atlanta, GA.

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