OB-GYN, Livingston NJ Mayor, World War II Bronze Star Recipient Dr. Kenneth "Buddy" Dollinger, 87, of Boca Raton Fl, formerly of Livingston, NJ, passed away Feb 6, 2013. Born in Newark, NJ, Buddy was a 40-year resident of Livingston, NJ. He was a prominent obstetrician gynecologist on medical staffs of St Barnabas, Newark Beth Israel and Orange Memorial Hospital. He was former chief of staff of the St. Barnabas OBGYN department and director of obstetrics and gynecology at Planned Parenthood, Palm Beach County, FL. Dr. Dollinger was a medical volunteer at the Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL, mentor at the American Medical Association for pre-med high school students in Essex County, NJ,and founder of Future Physicians Clubs at Livingston and Newark High Schools. The mayor of Livingston in 1970, Dr. Dollinger was on the Livingston Township Council in the 1960s and 1970s, and was the first Democrat elected in Livingston Township's 150-year history. He was also a former chair of United Jewish Appeal, Essex County NJ. A World War II veteran, Dr. Dollinger served in the Army infantry in France, Germany and Austria and was awarded a Bronze Star for bravery. Buddy was married to the former Joan Davis for 64 years, and was the father of Reesa Greenwald of Roseland, NJ and Jeffrey D. Dollinger of Whippany, NJ, grandfather of Jamie Geltzeiler of Livingston, NJ, Corey Liberman of Livingston, NJ, Jaclyn Stukey of Essex Junction, VT, and Michelle Dollinger of Essex Junction, VT, and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Foundation for Diabetes Research, 513 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave,Livingston, NJ 07039.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 24, 2013