KANTER, DR. EARL 91 - of Margate City passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on June 23, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born to Regina and Joseph Kanter on December 23, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. Brother to Samuel and Harold (both deceased). A graduate of Atlantic City High School, Earl attended Lafayette College. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a Lieutenant stationed in the Philippines. As a Veteran of World War II, he returned to Lafayette College where he taught Chemistry until he entered medical school at Jefferson Medical College. Earl completed his residency in OB/GYN at Cooper Medical Hospital in Camden, NJ. Earl began his OB/GYN practice in Margate City, where he continued to live and work for the next sixty years, including serving on hospital staff at the Atlantic City Hospital, as well as the Chief of OB/GYN for Shore Memorial Hospital. He also had the distinguished honor of serving as President of the New Jersey State OB/GYN Society from 1973-1974. After retiring from private practice, Earl continued to practice OB/GYN while volunteering for the Bureau of Indian Affairs by providing medical services on many different Native American Reservations around the country. Earl completed his love of medicine with the federal Aviation Administration by providing local pilots with an opportunity to complete their physical examinations. A fifteen year member of the Ventnor City Beach Patrol, Earl was an avid swimmer and rower who also enjoyed surfing, sailing catamarans, flying airplanes, traveling the world, bird watching, reading and many other activities too numerous to mention. Survived by his beloved wife of sixty years, Ruth along with their four children: Blair (Julie), Beth (Walter), Joseph (Kelly) and his youngest daughter, Joy. Seven cherished grandchildren: Shashaina, Harry, Sara, Ian, Benjamin, Ethan and Jennifer. Funeral and Burial are private. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 (2:00-4:00 pm) at Latz's By the Bay (801 Bay Ave., Somers Point). Contributions in Earl's memory can be made to: Holy Redeemer Hospice, 6550 Delilah Rd., Suite 501, E.H.T., NJ 08234 (www. holyredeemer.com) or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org). Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.

This obituary was originally published in The Press of Atlantic City.

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Dear Ruth,
While I never met Earl, he and eye used to share memories of Atlantic City via the old Atlantic City Memory Lane website as well as by email, if you recall. He was a great correspondent. And you remember, I hope,joining in on the correspondence.

Dear Ruth and Family,
The memories of Earl are of a wonderful sweet intelligent man of many interests and love of humanity. So many fun filled conversations. His insight and medical skills, combined with his caring and love for his family and patients put him far above the rest. There is a hole in the world with his passing but somehow when looking up athe stars you can see his smile and feel the wind from his surfing through the galaxies. We were all blessed to have known him and shared...

To Joy and her family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please know that you and your father are in my prayers. Always know that a part of your father lives on in you...honor that!

My Prayers to the Kanter family. Meeting Dr. Kanter over 50 yrs. ago delivering my children. My uncle Dr. Fred Erskine referred me to him. I was so lucky. What a wonderful doctor and person.

What a loss for our community, such a wonderful doctor and person. God bless you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

What a great man. We were so fortunate to have him in our lives. Not only did he bring our children into the world, but he was always there for us. Condolences to Ruth, Blair, Beth, Joe, and Joy.

Dearest Joe and kelly,
Although I never met your Dad I surely got to know you Joe very well. I know your Dad was amazing by reading about his wonderful life, and also seeing what a great son/man you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers as I know how much you loved your father. Much love to you at this sad time.

with love,
Sharon Tracy

The Heavens have a new Angel. Many prayers for the family. Dr. Earl will be telling Jokes with his old friend Ruthie Pasola. Would love to say hello to you Ruth Kanter. Many years have passed. God Bless and comfort all of you in this time.

So very sorry to read of your great loss. His life and love will always be remembered. "He will stand up for his lot and the end of the days". My very sincere condolences in hope that you receive loving support and friendship in the days ahead.