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.