Dr. Saul William Greenwald
GREENWALD: Dr. Saul William Greenwald, 92, passed away on June 19, 2016, in Yakima, Wash. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Shirley Klein Greenwald; sons Alan (Claudia) and Bruce (Karen); daughter Lara; grandchildren Ariel, Jacqueline, Paula, Thomas, Ashley, Benjamin and Joshua; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Harry (Ethel), Bailey (Flo), Bob (Vera, Blanche), Arthur (Gertrude), and his grandson, Jacob. Born in Uniontown, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1923, to the late Morris and Freda Greenwald, Dr. Greenwald began his academic career in 1941 as an engineering student at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) but left his studies to make a civilian contribution to World War II. In 1945 he returned to school to study dentistry and received his DDS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1949. In 2003 at the age of 80, he enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and earned a bachelor’s degree in natural science in 2004. Among numerous achievements, his greatest was contributing 59 years to his life’s dedication, the practice of dentistry. He began his practice in Charleroi, Pa., in 1949, then served in the Korean War with the Army Dental Corps 1st Calvary Division in Japan and Korea from 1952 to 1954. Moving his family to Indiana County in 1954, he practiced in Homer City, then Indiana until retiring in 2009. Dr. Greenwald served on the Indiana Hospital Surgical Staff for 30 years and was an invaluable member of numerous dental organizations. He received honorary degrees from the International and American College of Dentists and Pierre Fouchard Academy. In 2001, he received the Albert R. Pechan Distinguished Service Award. Appointed by the governor, he served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry from 1985 to 1992, as well as the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners from 1986 to 2006. Dr. Greenwald was beloved by his patients and peers as a kind and passionate dentist. He also was involved in many community organizations and societies, serving in various leadership capacities, including the Homer City Kiwanis Club, American Cancer Society, 62nd Legislative Advisory Board, VFW Post 1989, and Beth Israel Synagogue. Dr. Greenwald was a generous, quick-witted, and hard-working man who had a love for life, the pursuit of learning and most of all his beautiful gardens. He spent his life having a deep appreciation for this world and what it had to offer, leaving it better than it was and creating lasting memories in the lives he touched. Services were held at the Seattle Jewish Chapel, and he was laid to rest in the Bikur Cholim Cemetary on June 21, 2016. In honor of Dr. Greenwald, donations can be made to the Indiana Garden Club or the American Cancer Society.