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The West Side Branch mourns the passing of Louis Zelazo. Lou was a graduate of the Chicago College of Dentistry (which later became the Loyola School of Dentistry), Class of 1952, and was a credit to our profession.
Lou was a dentist in the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He returned to the Chicago area and was an active West Side Branch member, holding various positions including branch president. Lou served on the General Arrangements Committee for the CDS for many years.
Lou was a clinical instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and practiced in the Chicago area, eventually joined by his daughter, Susan Zelazo-Smith. He was passionate about dentistry and loved the patient interactions. Lou’s most recent position with our branch was serving as the dinner chair and it still brings a smile to our faces remembering his friendly reminder: “If you don’t RSVP for dinner, then you get pasta!”
He will be greatly missed.
George Zehak was busy in May scouting the Annual Spring Dental Meeting in Toronto and the California Dental Association Meeting in Anaheim.
In June, George participated in the Mission of Mercy in Peoria. He then headed to Detroit for the annual Academy of General Dentistry meeting, where he served as an alternate delegate. And in mid-July, George helped photograph his nephew’s wedding.
Richard Perry’s grandson Evan graduated from Fenwick High School in May and will be attending the Carroll School of Management at Boston College this fall. Evan’s brother Andrew is completing his second year of graduate school at Boston College.
Richard’s daughter Teresa has joined a group practice at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and has invited all of the family for a week vacation in Traverse City, MI. It should be a fun week with all the grandchildren!
In August, Richard and Eleanora celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary and traveled to Minneapolis over Labor Day weekend to attend the North American Festival of Wales.
Christopher Wenckus has retired as head of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, but returned in a part-time capacity this fall. Brad Johnson has taken over as the new head of the department.
Love is in the air at Cameo Endodontics. Richard Munaretto is engaged to marry Mary Therese Giragosian. And Mike Munaretto is engaged to Marta Demski, a Northwest Side Branch general dentist. Both couples have wedding plans for this fall. We wish them all the best of everything.
Jim Bryniarski and his wife, Leona, enjoyed a busy summer of destination weddings. In June they attended the wedding of a friend’s daughter atop Vail Mountain in Colorado. In July, they visited Seattle for their nephew’s wedding on a ferry boat. A week later, another friend’s daughter exchanged vows at the top of Willis Tower here in Chicago.
Michelle Jennings spent a week in the Wisconsin Dells attending her daughter Nicole’s Rainbow National Dance Competition. Nicole and fellow dancers won numerous awards and Nicole won a second place overall award in her solo dance competition. Congratulations to Nicole! All that hard work does pay off.
Barb and Mike Santucci spent much of the summer with family. They started off with a trip to Wild Summer Dunes in South Carolina. Each morning a three-mile run was followed by a walk on the beach. The Isle of Palms has a seven-mile beachfront, just perfect for a casual stroll. Barb and Mike ate fresh fish daily, with the exception of a pasta dinner prepared by chef Mike one evening. With one daughter in Appleton, WI, and the other in Iowa City, they were constantly traveling on the weekends to visit the grandchildren.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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