Robert Tartell of West Hempstead, N.Y. died on Nov. 27, 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lottie Tartell, and his sons Ross (daughter-in-law Karen) of Wilton, and Marc (daughter-in-law Barbara) of Scarsdale, N.Y., and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Dr. Adam Tartell (daughter-in-law Sharon).

Dr. Tartell practiced dentistry in Valley Stream, N.Y. for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army dentist during the Korean War.

Dr. Tartell was passionate as a singer, marathon runner, long-time president of the Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera, and a perennial student of the Yiddish language. Funeral services were on Friday, Nov. 29.