Dr. Stanley (Stan) Jacob Gottlieb, a respected dentist in Denver for several decades, passed away from chronic congestive heart failure complicated by the onset of COVID-19 on June 20, 2020, at Rose Medical Center. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the private graveside service June 25 at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Stan always had a warm smile and sharp mind, which led to a quick wit, a riddle and-or a joke,” his loved ones said. “He was always passionate about his grandchildren, golf and fishing, and had an exceptionally vast knowledge of US history and presidents.”
Dr. Gottlieb was born Nov. 5, 1930, in the Bronx to Alexander Gottlieb and Tillie Seigel Gottlieb.
A graduate of Clinton High School, he spent his teenage summers working at a family-run hotel in the Catskills.
He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and received his DDS at Loyola Dental School.
While there, he met Gail Smilay, who was attending Northwestern. They were married in 1954 and had three children.
Dr. Gottlieb enlisted in the US Navy Marine Corps in 1955 and was stationed at 29 Palms California, where he practiced naval dentistry and earned the rank of lieutenant.
He moved his new family to Denver in 1957 in large part to fly fish, ski and play golf.
Dr. Gottlieb opened his dental practice here. He regularly volunteered his services for children at CARIH, now part of National Jewish Health.
He retired from dentistry in 2014, at the age of 83.
Dr. Gottlieb married Frances “Franny” Meer on Dec. 31, 1970.
They were married almost 50 years until his passing.
The Gottliebs were long-time members of Temple Emanuel and Green Gables Country Club.
Dr. Stan Gottlieb is survived by his wife Frances; his son Todd and daughter Lisa (Alan Bush) Gottlieb Bush; grandchildren Alexander (Alex) Jacob Bush and Nathan Samuel Bush; and Frances’ children Michael Wilk (Jonathan Tung) and Randy Wilk (Kalim Winata).
Eldest son Lou Gottlieb predeceased his father.
Contributions may be made to Temple Emanuel.
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