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Melvin Lerner

May 13, 1932 - October 3, 2014

Melvin Lerner was born on May 13, 1932 in New York, NY to Samuel and Jennie Lerner. Mel, as he was known to friends, was one of the most brilliant men you would ever meet; after he completed his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College, NY he attended Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Melvin Lerner was born on May 13, 1932 in New York, NY to Samuel and Jennie Lerner. Mel, as he was known to friends, was one of the most brilliant men you would ever meet; after he completed his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College, NY he attended Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Navy brought him to California in 1956 where he served two years as a LT, DC on Coronado Island.

Mel practiced dentistry for 48 years, when he finally retired and sold his practice in Gardena, CA in 2003.

His life revolved around his passion for dentistry, his thirst for knowledge, and his love for family and friends!

Those that knew him best will al-ways remember his selfless ability to help others in need, as well as his love for coffee, chocolate doughnuts, the Wall Street Journal, Lean Cuisine frozen meals, the gym, tuna salads, bourbon, stock market news, his ability to drive and shave, and his love for cigars!

Mel was married to June for 31 years and she remained by his side until his death.

He was a wonderful father of three children, Jodi, Michael, and Bill; step-father to Brian and Cyndi; and grandfather to Zachary, Grace, and Sarah.

Mel was admired, respected, and loved by many lucky people who knew him throughout his life-time.

He was a great man and a great dentist!

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