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
B’nai Jacob Cemetery, Whalley Ave . New Haven, CT.
To a Charity of One’s Choice
Will be Private
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