Angorn, Dr. Robert of Lynnfield, MA, on January 13, 2014, at 77. Robert was a dedicated and passionate orthodontist in Melrose. Dr. Angorn was an honors graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a graduate of the Tufts Post-Graduate Orthodontic Program and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), the National Dental Honor Society. He has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics for the Tufts University Post Graduate Orthodontic Department. Robert prided himself on providing beautiful, healthy smiles, and that's what he did for over 44 years. During that time he was dedicated to his family, his exceptional office staff, his patients and the Melrose community. He touched many lives. He continually invested his time and energy in furthering his education in cutting edge orthodontics in order to give his patients not just beautiful smiles, but long term healthy bites. This extra training allowed him to treat difficult surgical cases and made him a leader in his field. Orthodontics was his vocation and his avocation. One of his patients, 16 year old Brian Senier of Melrose said it best, Dr. Angorn was not only an exceptionally gifted orthodontist, but also an extraordinary man. His concern for the plight of others and genuine care for his patients both in terms of ensuring beautiful smiles and fruitful lives was remarkable. Bob was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth, his 4 devoted children, Leslie and husband Kenneth, Naomi and husband Robert, Julie and husband Paul, and Matthew and wife Sara. He also leaves nine cherished grandchildren and his dear sister-in-law, Janice (Marsh) Angorn. Bob was predeceased by his elder brother Richard Angorn. He was laid to rest at Bnai Brith Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts. Donations in his memory may be made to Dr. Jason Luke at Melanoma Disease Center, Dana Farber, 450 Brookline St., Boston, MA 02215, or The Adam Friedman Memorial Fund, PO Box 1452, Ogunquit, Maine 03907.
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Published in The Melrose Free Press from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2014