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Harvey Cedarbaum, 94 Harvey Cedarbaum, 94, of Orange, Connecticut, passed away on July 1, 2020 after a short illness. A private graveside funeral was held for immediate family on the morning of July 3, 2020. Harvey was born on April 19, 1926 in New York City to William and Elsie Cedarbaum. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Philippines as a wire communications specialist. He then went on to graduate from Yale College in only three years. He married his high school sweetheart Beverly Seicol on June 26, 1949 in New Haven, and lived to celebrate their 71st anniversary . They began their life together in Philadelphia, where Harvey received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After a residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, he returned to New Haven to begin his dental practice. For many years he shared an office with his father in law, Dr. I. Edward Seicol. He was a prominent member of the dental community for many years. He began teaching in the dental department at Yale in 1974, and continued for 44 years. Teaching was one of the most treasured aspects of his career, and he was cherished by his colleagues and students. He and Bev were deeply involved in the Jewish community at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven. Harvey was an avid do it yourselfer, enjoyed gardening and outdoor work. He split his own firewood well into his 90's. He loved shopping at Costco, where he and Bev were know to enjoy a dinner date of hot dogs and frozen yogurt. Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie Cedarbaum, and his brother, Bernard Cedarbaum. He is survived by his wife Beverly Cedarbaum, son David Cedarbaum and wife Barbara Mitchell, son Robert Cedarbaum and wife Peggy Brown, son Andrew Cedarbaum and wife Roberta Kestenbaum and six grandchildren, Emily, Jeffrey, Lily, Vanessa, Ilana, and Alison Cedarbaum. Memorial donations are welcome at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
July 1, 2020
9 Tammuz, 5780
July 3, 2020
Graveside Service
10:00 AM

B’nai Jacob Cemetery, Whalley Ave . New Haven, CT.

To a Charity of One’s Choice

Will be Private


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Posted by:
Dean Cloutier, DDS

Harvey was one of my favorite attending docs during my dental residency at YNHH. We always maintained an amiable relationship over the years and eventually I joined the dental staff at YNHH, in part, at his urging. When he was ready to “retire” you can imagine my surprise when he asked if our dental group was interested in buying him out. He said that he only wanted to work another 6 months. We did the deal and he worked another 15 years!
Harvey was always an inspiration to me and as I watched him grow older as a colleague, I was always impressed with his interest in others and his zest for life. I will miss him and it is with sadness that I watch his generation pass.

Posted by:
Jane Schapiro

Like Robert, I have so many fond memories of Uncle Harvey and Aunt Beverly, and Beverly’s mother too, at our Passover seders in Scarsdale. I always looked forward to our fun and lively conversations and to hearing Harvey’s wonderful accounts of his family’s adventures. I also have great memories of going out for pizza in New Haven with Harvey and Beverly and their children after the Yale Harvard football games. Harvey used to warn us not to eat the pizza when it was too hot, because we would end up with “pizza palate.” I still think of “pizza palate” every time I’m tempted to rush into a slice of pizza.

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Robert Schapiro

What a wonderful man. I have very happy memories of Uncle Harvey and Aunt Beverly at our Cedarbaum/Schapiro family celebrations. Uncle Harvey was such a warm, humorous, upbeat presence. I have especially fond memories of Passovers in Scarsdale (and no seder would be complete without Aunt Beverly’s fruit compote). Uncle Harvey was extremely kind and supportive, along with providing outstanding dental care, during my years in New Haven. It has been wonderful to continue to see the children and grandchildren at family celebrations. The memory of the righteous is a blessing.

Posted by:
Susan and Tom Bleeks

Bev & Harvey, Betty & Josh and Tom & I all have our anniversaries within 4 days of each other in June. For many, many years, we would commemorate this special simcha together either at a restaurant or at one of our homes. Last week was our 169th anniversary. Harvey, we will miss you so much and feel blessed that you have been a part of our lives for so many years.

Posted by:
Randi and Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio and I were so saddened to hear of Harvey’s passing.
I will never forget his participating in our TE Veterans’Day Shabbat service.
And how he loved the Yale dental clinic work.
We will miss him.
Our virtual hugs of comfort to Bev, the kids and his very dear and many close friends!

Posted by:
Betty and Josh Goldberg

Harvey loved being the Team Dentist for the New Haven Nighthawks. When he took us to the games we were responsible for buying the unshelled peanuts. The last time we got together was at the very beginning of the pandemic. How we will miss his boyish charm.

Posted by:
Mark Schpero

Dear Beverly,
I don’t know if you knew that Harvey and I for years spent many Friday mornings at the dental clinic at Yale attending for the dental residents. I so looked forward to those Fridays because we talked about investments, skiing, your adventurous bike trips, ( you two travelers were an inspiration for Lynne and me), your children (as only a proud father could talk). Harvey was a consummate professional filled with wisdom. I know that my life benefited from knowing him. My sincerest condolences.

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Benjamin Goldberg

Harvey was always Doc. C. to me because when I was a kid that’s was what we agreed upon. He went with me to buy my first nice suit. He and Bev came to my wedding. He and Bev were at my oldest son’s Bar-Mitzvah. They came to many a New Years Eve Chinese banquet at the Goldberg home. He was so much to so many of us. We will miss him dearly.

Posted by:
Fred, Nancy & America Laist

We always remember when America was younger and called Harvey Uncle Harvey, part of our family she was sure, because Harvey and Bev were so frequently part of the Goldberg family events. Indeed they did truly become part of the family. Harvey you will be missed.

Posted by:
Laura Jacobs

Dear Beverly,
How saddened I was to hear about Harvey’s death. What a smile he had. That’s how I remember him at Cedarbaum and Schapiro gatherings — smiling and engaged and warm-hearted. And how lovely you two were together.
With deepest sympathy,
Laura Jacobs (Caryn’s sister)

Posted by:
Dan Cedarbaum

Nice video (thanks to cousin Andy) of Harvey and Beverly saluting my father on the occasion of his 65th birthday:


Posted by:
Linda N. Schapiro

Dear Bev,
I was sorry to hear from your nephew Dan Cedarbaum about your loss of Harvey and send you my deepest sympathy. I remember him from his presence at many.Cedarbaum family events and as Bernie’s brother. Since I became close friends with Miriam, who spent lots of time with me before and after after Don passed away, I realize how hard it is to lose a husband. I hope you are comforted by your long, close and fruitful marriage for many years and strengthened by your wonderful children and grandchildren. Please know that I am thinking of you and wishing you and your family the best during these difficult times.
Love, Linda
( Mrs.Donald Schapiro)

Posted by:
Jesse Cedarbaum

When I came to New Haven in 1973 as a new-born medical student at Yale, I found one day that I needed a dentist. Every time I showed a credit card at a store, people would ask me, “Are you related to Harvey Cedarbaum, the Dentist?” Needless to say, I ended up in Harvey’s chair. He and his family “adopted” me as family – even though we had no proof we were related. When I returned to New Haven in 2012, I again sought him out again. We never did establish a blood relationship, even though we share a surname and our families both hailed from Lublin. But we were family just the same. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by:
Janet Cooper

Dear Bev,
My first memory of Harvey was when he came to my home to make the minion for my mother’s shiva. He was such a mensch. And will always hold a special place in my heart.
May his memory be a blessing.

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is the only strictly Jewish Funeral Home in the Greater New Haven area.

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