Charles SUMKIN
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SUMKIN, Charles

loving husband, father, grandfather and physician, passed away on May 6, 2014, at age 87 of Boynton, Beach. The son of Joseph and Ida Sumkin, Dr. Sumkin enjoyed a wonderful life with his roots starting in Brooklyn. He served in the armed forces during WWII. Through the GI Bill, he graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in pharmacology. He met his devoted wife of 61 years, Marilyn, and they had four children, Jules (Nancy Sumkin), Joan (John Butler), Theo (Samantha Sumkin) and Carol (Andy Golub). After a successful career at Pfizer, he decided to attend medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For 36 years, he practiced family medicine at Canton South Medical Center and was loved by his patients, office and fellow physicians. He is survived by his wife, four children, nine grandchildren, and brother, Leonard. He will be missed and remembered. Contributions can be made to charity of choice.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from May 11 to May 12, 2014.
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June 20, 2014
a huge loss
May 11, 2014
You are might role model and inspiration. I try to live my life like you everyday. I will miss you very much.
Love Jules
jules sumkin
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