Harold Berlin, 99, who retired in 1984 after a career as a dentist in Camden and Clementon, died Thursday, Dec. 29, at his home in Abington.

A 1933 graduate of Camden High School, Dr. Berlin earned his undergraduate and dental degrees at Temple University. He married in 1940, the year after he completed his education.

He served as an Air Force dentist in Alaska from 1953 to 1955.

Dr. Berlin was a leader in several Jewish organizations, his daughter, Barbara Schmeltzer, said.

He was the founder and first president of the Camden City Lodge of Brith Shalom and a former president of Congregation Beth Israel in Camden.

Dr. Berlin was a former president of the Camden County branch of the Zionist Organization of America and a former president of the Jewish National Fund of Camden County.

A former president of what is now Lions Gate, the retirement community in Voorhees, he was a former vice president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

And he was a former president of the Rotary Club of Clementon.

Besides his daughter, Dr. Berlin is survived by son Bruce, two sisters, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy.

Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken.

Donations may be sent to www.abramsoncenter.org.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.plattmemorial.com.


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