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William Edward Magaziner

William Edward Magaziner

William Edward Magaziner (born Wulf; also known as Wilhelm) was born in Humenne on September 23, 1881. He came to America on the Hermann in June 1887 with his parents, Henry and Cecelia, and siblings Anna and Nellie. Will attended Central High School, then graduated from the Medico-Chirurgical College in 1903. The Medical Department of that College merged with the University of Pennsylvania's Medical School in 1916.

Will became a physician, associated with St. Luke's Hospital and Lankenau, and served as family doctor for much of the family, including Cecelia's Rosenbluth cousins. He provided these services to family members free of charge. Will was known in the family for having a pill for anything. Whatever was wrong with you, he could cure it with a pill. For children these pills were just candy. The children referred to them as "Will's Pills."

Jane Ward
Jane Ward
William Edward Magaziner

In 1921, Will married Jane Ward in Philadelphia. Jane was the daughter of Irish immigrants, born in Philadelphia in 1889. They had three sons. Jane died in Philadelphia on December 4, 1936.

Tragically, Will fell into a persistent vegetative state after an anesthetic mistake during a routine operation. This unfortunate event inspired Will's son Bob, a medical resident at the time, to pursue a career as an anesthesiologist. Will died on July 13, 1956 at the age of 74.

Will and Jane were buried together at Adath Jeshurun.

Children of William Edward Magaziner and Jane Ward are:

  1. William Ward Magaziner (b: 14 DEC 1923; d: 22 NOV 2011)
  2. Robert Henry Magaziner (b: 29 JUN 1925; d: 21 NOV 1998)
  3. Daniel Edward Magaziner (b: 2 MAR 1928; d: 19 JUL 1992)

William Ward Magaziner

Bill Magaziner
Bill 2010
Bill Magaziner
Bill & Terry 1960s
Theresa Ray Magaziner
Terry 2020

William Ward Magaziner was born in Philadelphia on December 14, 1923. He graduated from Central High School. Bill enlisted in the army during World War II and served overseas in the 8th Armored Division.

On May 3, 1947, Bill married Theresa Ray at St. Philips Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Terry was born in Freeland, Pennsylvania on August 21, 1925. She attended McCann School of Business and later worked as a secretary for Exide Battery Company. They had three children, who are living.

Bill died on November 22, 2011, a few weeks before his 88th birthday. He was buried at St. Anthony Cemetery in Freeland, Pennsylvania. Terry died on March 23, 2020, and was buried with Bill at St. Anthony's.

Robert Henry Magaziner

Robert Magaziner
Bob 1953

Robert Henry Magaziner was born on June 29, 1925 in Philadelphia. He served in the Navy during World War II, then went on to college. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1949, then earned a medical degree at Temple University in 1953. Bob was in his medical residency in Johnstown, Pennsylvania when Will suffered his accident, and the incident motivated Bob to specialize in anesthesiology.

On August 25, 1950 in Philadelphia, Bob married a woman who is living. They had three sons. They divorced in California in June, 1976, but remarried in September 1985 and remained married for the rest of Bob's life.

Bob died on November 21, 1998 at the age of 73.

Daniel Edward Magaziner

Dodie and Dan Magaziner
Dodie and Dan 1960s

Daniel Edward Magaziner was born in Philadelphia on March 2, 1928. He attended University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Ph.D. in psychology in 1961, and later worked as a clinical psychologist, director of Day Treatment Center at Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital.

In 1949 in Philadelphia, Daniel married Dorathy Hope Shapiro, better known by her nickname Dodie. Dodie was born in Philadelphia on February 29, 1928. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Upper Moreland for many years, and later as an elementary guidance counselor. They had three children, living.

Daniel and Dodie divorced at some time and Daniel remarried in the 1970s to a woman who is still living. His new wife brought five children to the marriage, who were referred to in Daniel's obituary as if they were his own.

Daniel died of cancer on July 19, 1992 and was buried at St. Mary Anne's Cemetery in North East, Maryland. Dodie died on December 19, 2013.

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