Dr. N. Harry Gartzman
AGE: 94 • Philadelphia, PA formerly of Pennsauken, NJ
Husband of the late Shirley Gartzman and the late Elaine Bloom Gartzman. Father of Sarah (Anthony) Sclafani, the late Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O. (Carol Gartzman Gooberman) (Bruce Gooberman, M.D.), and Francine (Peter) Hinchey. Grandfather of Jeffrey, Joshua (Christine) Mia, D.O. (Kevin, M.D.), Sheera, Esq. (Erik), Elizabeth (Justin), Steven (Alanna) and Evan & Marcy. Great grandfather of Alyssa and Sofia. Brother of Bess Rothbaum and Martin (Connie) Gartzman and his late siblings, Lillian, Ann and Gerald.
Dr. Gartzman was an esteemed family physician and musician of South Jersey and Philadelphia. He was truly an example of a life well lived. He graduated from Camden High School as valedictorian and from the University of Pennsylvania with honors. He then served in the army during World War II as a chemist and was instrumental in advancing medical science. After graduating first in his class PCOM, he started a private family practice in Cramer Hill. Dr. Harry believed in the philosophy that people do not get sick by appointment, so he would see patients as they came into his busy office. He also made many house calls through the years, caring for patients throughout his long life. One of his greatest joys in life was travelling to 81 countries, including 32 visits to Israel and a monumental visit to the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War. One of his noblest accomplishments was a media campaign on the behalf of the dissidents in the U.S.S.R. and his efforts to improve their lives. Other achievements included his years as a school physician for Camden, including 23 years as chief physician. Dr. Harry was the chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Cherry Hill Medical Center and held the position of Chief of Staff. He was involved with many activities in the Jewish community and was an avid supporter of Israel, serving in many leadership positions. Music was his passion from a very young age; he paid for his education by playing the clarinet, saxophone, and piano at nightclubs. Harry continued with this amazing talent by entertaining family, friends, and strangers who were fortunate enough to hear his beautiful performances, including accompanying his beloved singers at the Philadelphian. He touched the lives of many people and will be sorely missed. Relatives and friends are invited Fri. beginning 9:45 am to
2001 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
where funeral services will begin promptly at 10:30 am. Ent. Roosevelt Mem. Park. Shiva will be observed at the home of Carol and Dr. Bruce Gooberman. Contributions can be made to the Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O. Memorial Fund, 1099 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 ATTN: Kelly. Please omit flowers.
Published in Courier-Post on Dec. 19, 2013