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Nov 26th

Verne Primack, DDS

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Verne PrimackVerne M. Primack, DDS, passed away March 19, 2013, in Denver, his home since 2007. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the March 22 service at the HEA.

Interment followed at Golden Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Dr. Primack was a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School and served as a captain in the US Army Dental Corps.

In 1959 he moved to Saginaw, where he practiced dentistry for 40 years.

He served as president of the Saginaw Dental Society, regent of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and was appointed to the State of Michigan board of dentistry.

A renaissance man, Dr. Primack was a member of the Saginaw Township school board and a sponsor of the Can-America Games.

After his retirement, he volunteered as a court appointed special advocate assisting foster children.

When he moved to Denver, he helped Russian immigrants prepare for their citizenship exams.

A member of the Saginaw Country Club, Temple B’nai Israel Saginaw and the HEA, Dr. Primack was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan and a member the school’s Henry P. Tappin Society.

With his wife Naomi, Dr. Primack established the first interdisciplinary Robert D. Moyers Symposium on Cranio-Facial Growth and Development, now in its 40th year.

Dr. Primack is survived by his wife of 56 years Naomi Primack; sons Brian Primack of Cambridge, Mass., Scott (Deborah) Primack of Denver and Glenn (Marla) Primack of Milwaukee, Wisc.; grandchildren Samantha, Kyle, Henry and Jake Primack; sister Gere Baskin and brother Marvin (Bune) Primack.

The family suggests that contributions be made to the MGH Transplant Center, 55 Fruit St., 517 Bldg., Boston, MA 02114.

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