MANCHESTER - Dr. David G. Stahl, 86, passed away on Oct. 20, 2013. He was born in Manchester on Nov. 1, 1926, the son of Samuel and Sadie (Flaxman) Stahl.
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Dr. Stahl served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1947 and from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1951. He married Barbara Jaffe on July 7, 1951. He joined his father's dental practice in Manchester in 1952, and spent the next 50 years providing dental care to a wide community of patients. Dr. Stahl was active in the Manchester Jewish community, having been a member and past president of Temple Adath Yeshurun and a member and past president of the Jewish Federation. A tireless patron of the arts, music, and education in Manchester and throughout New Hampshire, Dr. Stahl was a founder of The Derryfield School and instrumental in the renovation of the Palace Theatre. He was involved with the N.H. Symphony, Manchester Historic Association, N.H. Historical Society, the Currier Museum of Art, the World Affairs Council of N.H., N.H. Charitable Foundation, N.H. Dental Society, Manchester Dental Society, and many other organizations. Dr. Stahl played the piano from age 6 and was a subscriber to the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 60 years.
He is survived by four children, Susan Hardy and her husband, Richard, Nancy Wilsker and her husband, Roy, Sarah Stahl and her husband, Harry Foster, and John Stahl and his wife, Elisabeth; 10 grandchildren, Julia and Alex Hardy, Rebecca, Elizabeth, and Benjamin Wilsker, Daniel and Rachel Foster, and Jenna, David, and Jessica Stahl; two brothers, Robert Stahl, and Norman Stahl and his wife, Sue; and a sister-in-law Carolyn Friedman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, in 2004.
services: The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Temple Adath Yeshurun, 152 Prospect St., Manchester, with burial to follow in Manchester Hebrew Cemetery. The family will be sitting Shivah on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Minyan at 7 p.m. each evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
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Published in Union Leader on Oct. 22, 2013
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