DR. I. BRUCE ELFENBEIN
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ELFENBEIN
DR. I. BRUCE
Age 79, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, February 12, 2017. Bruce received his undergradu-ate degree at Yale University, graduated from Yale Medical School, did his residency at Johns Hopkins and was a professor of Pathology at Temple University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. He was an avid cyclist and a competitive squash player.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Christine Bastl; children, Randy (Carolee Marano), Elizabeth (Peter Blatchford), Michael, and Rachel (Nathaniel Mahlberg); grandchildren, Olivia, Laurel, Georgia, Max, Ian, Sam, and Alma; and brother, Gerald, M.D. He is predeceased by his daughter in-law, Debbie Preg.
Funeral Service, at 12 Noon, Wednesday, February 15th, at WEST LAUREL HILL FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd. A greeting period will begin 1 hour prior to the Service. Interment will immediately follow at West Laurel Hill Cem. Shiva will be observed at the late residence, Wednesday after the Burial and Thursday from 5 to 9 P.M., with the evening Service beginning at 7 P.M. both nights. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Feb. 14, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
11:00 - 12:00 PM
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Funeral service
12:00 PM
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Service
07:00 PM
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Interment
West Laurel Hill Cem.
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Shiva
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Service
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Shiva
05:00 - 09:00 PM
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March 9, 2017
I didn't know until now. Fond memories of this delightfully intellectual gentleman during the Temple years. One of the few truly academic colleagues. Bette Lazzaro
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February 16, 2017
G-d speed to this elegant man and condolences to his family
Anonymous
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February 16, 2017
Dear Family,

I remember Bruce very well, and fondly, from bicycle racing in Pennsylvania. He was a very tough competitor, and always a gentleman. He never gave up.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

John Brinson
St. Augustine Beach, Florida
February 15, 2017
I've known Bruce for years and shared hours and thousands of miles cycling with him over those many years. An extraordinary athlete on the squash court and on the bicyle. He was a good man, kind and generous, and a loyal friend. Deepest condolences to his wife and family, I am very sorry for your loss. RIP. God speed the rider. - Jack Toland
Jack Toland
Friend
February 14, 2017
Sincere condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in God's word and the love of family and friends.
Jeremiah 29:11,12
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