Dr. Harold Schreiber

Schreiber, Dr. Harold R. D.D.S. Chesterfield, Missouri, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2011 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Faye Anastasoff-Schreiber; son Mark (Ginger) Schreiber of Boston; daughter Kay Schreiber of San Francisco; step-children Julie (Carl) Anastasoff of Taos, NM and Joni Anastasoff -Ward of Carterville, IL He also loved his grandchildren, Chris (Phoebe), Molly and Cole Schreiber, Nakul and Roheen Deshpande, Michael and James Ward. Dr. Schreiber completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in 1942. He served the US Army from 1942 to 1944 in the Anti-aircraft Unit . After completing his tour he graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1947 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. In the 1950's -1980's, he continued to serve his country as a Periodontal Consultant to the U.S. Fifth Army, Scott Air force Base and the Veterans Administration. Dr. Schreiber maintained a private practice limited to periodontics for 64 years in Richmond Heights, MO. He held numerous positions and honors at Washington University School of Dental Medicine that included Instructor in the Department of Anatomy and Histology, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Periodontics, Professor Emeritus in Periodontics, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology within the School of Medicine. He was a member of numerous organizations including President of the Missouri Society of Periodontists and the Midwest Society of Periodontology. He authored numerous publications and was on staff at Barnes and St. Mary's Hospitals. Most recently, he served as a Clinical Professor for 10 years in the Graduate Periodontics Department at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. He was awarded in 2000 the Gold Medal Award by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society and was awarded in 2001 the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Dentists. He was a life long learner and enjoyed keeping current in the periodontal literature while sharing knowledge and skills with his students. He often said he wished he could start his career all over again. He was a member of the University Club and Forest Hills Country Club where he truly enjoyed golf with his friends. Services: As Dr. Schreiber wished, there were no services. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Washington University School of Medicine, 7425 Forsyth Blvd, CB 1082 St. Louis, MO 63105, on line at giving.medicine.wustl.edu . or a charity of choice.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2011