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TANNENHAUS, Joseph "Dr. Joe"

TANNENHAUS - Joseph "Dr. Joe"
Age 93 passed away Tuesday May 24, 2011 under the care of HPH Hospice, Florida. Dr. Joe graduated from Drew University on the Deans List with a BS in Science, and honors in Chemistry in 1942. During his time at Drew, he was an Assistant Professor in Biology and was chosen to be a member of the Zoology Study and Research Laboratory at Mount Desert Island, Maine, in the summer of 1940. He was one of fourteen students from twelve different colleges selected to attend this six week course. He was a member of Beta Beta Beta national biology fraternity, and president of his chemistry club. He was also a member of the chess club, biology club and a cheerleader for their basketball team. He went on to attend NYU, he graduated in the 100th class of the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1945. He did his residency at the Jersey City Medical Center, 1946. Dr. Joe served in the 49th General Medical Unit in Tokyo, Japan during the occupation following WWII, 1946-1948. He opened his office at his home on Colvin Ave, Kenmore, NY, in early 1950 and cared for the community of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda, NY for over ten years. He left his practice to attend the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a specialization in Diagnostic Radiology. He worked at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital in their radiology department until he retired, at which time, he worked part time throughout WNY until the age of eighty. Dr. Joe retired to Florida to enjoy his many passions. He was dedicated to community service, his family, travel, friends and his golf game. He enjoyed his home in Florida in the winter months and his home at Bay Beach, Ontario in the summer. Dr. Joe was active in the Kaiwanis in Florida, and he loved to be a mentor for latch-key kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Dr. Joe was married to the late Marjorie P. (Marvin) Tannenhaus, and is survived by his wife Marilyn Kellam Tannenhaus, a sister; Esther Starr of Tucson, AZ., daughters; Judy Tannenhaus (Alex Murchison), Jill Kareff (Gary), and Jacalyn Perry (James). He is survived by step-children; Christine Vrba of Austin, TX, Susan Branham of Houston, TX, and William Mable of Binghamton, NY. He had seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A memorial service to honor him will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Kenmore United Methodist Church on Delaware Rd. and Landers Rd. at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AWARE (Association Wild Animal Rehabilitation and Education, INC) of which he was a founding member. The address is: AWARE, 5565 Mapleton Rd., Lockport, NY 14094.

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