Dr. Meyer EggnatzOrthodontistDr. Meyer Eggnatz, a retired...


Dr. Meyer Eggnatz


Dr. Meyer Eggnatz, a retired dentist who had practiced orthodontics in Baltimore and then in Miami Beach, Fla., died Saturday at a Miami Beach hospital after a heart attack.

Dr. Eggnatz, who was 84, practiced in Baltimore from 1928 until 1951, when he moved to Miami Beach and continued to practice another 30 years.

During much of his time in Baltimore, he also had been an assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of Maryland dental school.

A former international president of the Alpha Omega dental fraternity, he was a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a founder of the dental school at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and of the dental clinic at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.

He had been a president of the Miami Beach Rotary Club and theYMHA in Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the University of Maryland dental school.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Solomon; a son, Dr. Lee Eggnatz of Hollywood, Fla.; a daughter, Joan Simkowitz of Bloomington, Ind.; two sisters, Goldye Yudin and Jean Levin, both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at the Riverside Funeral Home in Miami Beach.

Christine Italiano

Worked for Blue Cross

A Mass of Christian burial for Christine Italiano, a former employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church at City Island, the Bronx, N.Y.

Miss Italiano, who was 43, died of breast cancer Wednesday at CalvaryHospital in New York. She had lived on Pleasant Plains Road in Towson for about 15 years before moving to New York four months ago.

Born in the Bronx, Miss Italiano moved to the Baltimore area with her family at 14. She was a 1964 graduate of Towson Catholic High School and took up part-time studies at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1975.

She worked over 20 years for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and was a major accounts specialist in the corporate services division when she left in 1987 to take a position as a technical recruiter for the Echelon Service Co. She had to leave that job because of illness the next year.

Miss Italiano is survived by her mother, Erna Italiano of Towson, and three brothers, Matthew Italiano of Baltimore, Charles Italiano of Greenland, N.H., and John Italiano of Towson.

The family suggested memorial donations to Calvary Hospital in New York.

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