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Dr. David L. Grodberg

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A service for former township resident Dr. David L. Grodberg was held Nov. 1 at Temple Emanu-El in Bayonne.

Dr. Grodberg, 82, died Oct. 30.

Dr. Grodberg was a graduate of Bayonne High School, Rutgers University and the New York University School of Dentistry. He retired from his dental practice in Bayonne in 1991 and moved to St. Barthélemy, an island in the French West Indies. After 18 years, he returned to Bayonne four years ago.

Dr. Grodberg served as president of the Hudson County and New Jersey dental associations, and as co-founder of the Bayonne Dental Association. He served as chairman of the annual session of the American Dental Association. which brings dentists from around the world together to discuss professional issues of international importance.

He co-founded the St. Barth Dental Association, and sponsored international seminars featuring notable speakers. An active member of the Bayonne and St. Barth Rotary clubs, he received the Paul Harris Fellow award for outstanding community contributions in St. Barth.

Active in the Jewish community, Dr. Grodberg served on the boards of the Bayonne Jewish Community Center and Temple Emanu-El of Bayonne.

Dr. Grodberg is survived by his wife, Harriet; a son, Harold of Scotch Plains; a daughter, Eva of New York City; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Grodberg's memory may be made to the Bayonne Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 325 Broadway Bayonne, NJ, 07002, or Temple Emanu-El, 735 John F. Kennedy Blvd. W., Bayonne, NJ, 07002.

Published in The Item of Millburn and Short Hills on Nov. 6, 2013
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