In Remembrance of Dr. Sidney Propper
Dr. Sidney PropperScranton, PA July 25, 1925 ~ January 13, 2012 Date of Service: January 16, 2012
Dr. Sidney Propper, 86, of Scranton died Friday in the Intensive Care Unit at Scranton Regional Hospital. His wife, the former Shirley Berger Propper died March 31, 2007.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Israel and Maud Harris Propper and a United States Army World War II Veteran and a member of Temple Israel. Scranton.
He was a 1942 graduate of the former Scranton Central High School and of the University of Scranton where he received his predental education. He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1953 where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, He was a resident dentist at the Fatima Institute, Elmhurst and was elected a member of the John A. Kolmer honorary medical society of Temple University. He was a student member of the American Dental association and Scranton District Dental Society. He was very proud of his article that was published in the Dental Survey in May of 1959. Prior to his illness, he was a practicing dentist in the Scranton area for 58 years. He was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, the Disabled American Veterans and received the Asiatic Pacific Theatre with two bronze stars and Philippine Liberation with one bronze star. He was a life member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and was awarded and recognized as one of its founding fathers in June 2011.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Yager and his nurse, Karen, Dr. Bannon and his PAU, Robert, Dr. Wiley and the nursing staff at Scranton Regional Intensive Care Unit for all of their care and compassion during Sidney’s illness.
Surviving is his wife, the former Helen Hilson, Scranton; a son, Dr. Richard Propper and his wife Susan, Littleton, Colorado; a grandson, Ryan Propper, California; a sister; Phyllis Lewanson, Florida; a step-daughter, Cassandra Mercincavage and her companion, Jason Lipisko and their children, Marianna and Trent, Simpson and step-sons Tyler and Christian Mercincavage, Scranton. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Propper.
A graveside service will be held on Monday at 11:00a.m. by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn In the Dunmore Cemetery, Church St. Dunmore.
There will be no Shiva.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813 Jonestown Rd. Suite 101 Harrisburg, Pa 17109; American Diabetes Foundation, 1701 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, VA 22311 and or the Donor’s favorite charity.