Martin Neil ABELSON

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ABELSON, Martin Neil Oro Valley/Margate, FL---Martin Neil Abelson, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, March 31, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 15, 1928, a son of Abraham "Artie" and Isabelle (Weiss) Abelson. Martin graduated from NYU, Howard University and Columbia University and later received his Diplomate in Orthodontia from the American Board of Orthodontics. He was a captain in the US Air Force, serving during the Korean War. Martin was joined in marriage with Roberta "Bobbi" Bernhardt on August 4, 1963. He opened an orthodontics practice in Harrison, NY and also in Brooklyn, working at his father's practice. Martin retired from private practice in 1993, and he and Bobbi relocated to Florida, also spending time at their second home in Oro Valley. He was one of the editors of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, an internationally distributed journal, authoring the computer column called Orthobites, used to teach the orthodontists the way of using a computer in their practice. He had a lifelong interest in photography, winning many photography awards, and became the acknowledged expert in color management in printing of photographs. Martin enjoyed working with his hands, making jewelry, woodworking and electronics. He is survived by his loving wife, Bobbi; two daughters, Beth Gentle and her fiancé, Richard Salvatore and Shari Remland; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh, Scott, Mikey and Alyssa; a sister, Pearl Bookstein and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the family plot in Union Field Cemetery, 8211 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , via: Arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 520-888-1111.

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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 8, 2018
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