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Alvin Phillip Sorkin Ph.D.

November 17, 1936 - October 19, 2013 Al Sorkin passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2013. His family was at his bedside. Al was born on November 17, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Bessie and Jacob Sorkin. He received his BA degree from UCLA, his Masters degree from California State University at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology. He was a veteran who served his country from 1959 to 1961. He is survived by his wife Nina Ruth of 46 years, his son Stephen (Holly), grandchildren Eli and Meira and his sister Mimi (Mel) Salz. Al dedicated his life to public service. He worked for the County of Los Angeles, the State of California, El Centro Mental Health, Gateways Hospital, and founded URDC Human Services in Pasadena. In retirement was appointed and served as a Commissioner with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Service. Al had a deep love for and commitment to his family and community. He was active in the Griffith Park Adult Community Center Club where he participated in Socrates Cafe and Current Events. He supported his wife in American Cancer Society Relay For Life. His spirit along with all of his good works will remain with us. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076, is arranging his services which will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Rabbi Michael Perelmitter will be officiating.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 22, 2013
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