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Chiropractors:
Picture Name Office Specialty Comments
  Dr. Lewis H. Critenbaum 205 E. 9th St.    
  Dr. David DeFries 3900 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA   "Dr. David DeFries is the son of Dr. William J. DeFries"

Alice Ritter, Rettira@aol.com

  Dr. William J. DeFries 101 W 23rd St.
(9/2000: located at 3900 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, PA
   
  Dr. John R. Elliott 7th & Sproul   "I think  my Uncle John R Elliott might have been the first Chiropractor in
Chester (1940's). He had his office on 7th & Sproul St., in the building on the left side as you cross the bridge as you enter the Shopping sites. He later moved to Brookhaven across from the old Bowling Alley , I think there is a Bank on that corner now."

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

  Dr. Bruce Smith     "He began his practice in an office over Roy's (Hutzapples store)  then moved out to Brookhaven. To my knowledge he is still practicing."

Alice Ritter, Rettira@aol.com


Dentists:
Picture Name Office Specialty Comments
  Dr. Phillip Ace
9th and
Parker Sts, (near the high school)
  "In the late '60's moved office to Lima."

Thanks to
Larry Blazynski,
larry.blazynski@atofina.com

  Dr. J. L. Alex 334 W. 9th St.    
  Dr. M. Blazynski 314 Hayes Street   Thanks to
Larry Blazynski,
larry.blazynski@atofina.com
  Dr. Paul S. Buckley 24th & Edgmont   "He practiced dentistry there for about 35 years."
Thanks to Dr. Buckley's daughter, RamonaNick@aol.com

"His office and home was at the corner of 24th & Edgmont. He was my dentist for as long as I can remember. He had a knack for drilling and filling without the use of Novocain and never causing any pain. He is now retired."

Thanks to
Ron Burke,
rpburke1@rcn.com

  Dr. Joseph Chermol 8th & Edgmont

later in 1965:

24th & Upland

  My  grandfather was a
dentist, Dr. Joseph  Chermol.  He was a nice, well respected man and dentist. He started at  8th & Edgmont & then his son (my father) Tom Chermol joined him in this  practice in l960. In 1965 they moved to
24th  &Upland. After Dr.  Joseph Chermol retired, Tom took over the practice. In l982 Tom moved his practice to Yale & Harvard Aves. in Swarthmore. Here his daughter (ME) Karen joined him in l983 as his hygienist and his son Dr. Tom Chermol,
Jr  also  joined the practice in l984!!!!  Dr. Tom  Chermol's youngest child, Dr Stephen  Chermol is a Periodontist  in  Westtown, PA."

Thanks to Karen Chermol Minnis, granddaughter of Dr. Rocco deProphetis and Dr. Joseph Chermol,
KMi877000@aol.com

"I don't remember exactly where his office was, but it was on the second floor of a downtown building, and I remember walking up those steps in terror because he didn't believe using anesthetic for a filling unless it was VERY BIG. He also practiced in the 1930's and 40's."
- Kay Hutchinson,
bkhutch@dmv.com

  Dr. Tom Chermol 8th & Edgmont

later in 1965:

24th & Upland

later in 1982

Yale & Harvard Ave., Swarthmore

  Thanks to Karen Chermol Minnis,
KMi877000@aol.com
  Dr. J. H. Francis 334 W. 9th St.   "Dr. James Francis, was my dentist from 1948 to 1968. His office was on
300 block of west 9th street in Chester.  The office moved to Brookhaven about 1963.   Dr. Francis live in Nether
Providence on Providence Ave, just outside of the city of Chester, and in 1966 his home was sold to the Herbert Family.  The Herbert family was in the
catering business and catered many of wedding and bowling banquets from many Chesterites."

Peter Krasowski, Silverdime@aol.com
  Dr. Stanley Getz Edgmont Ave. across from Deshong Museum   "...Dentist located on Edgmont Avenue, Across from the Deshong Museum, where   the two Chester Twin Towers now stands.  He eventually moved to Edgmont Avenue in Parkside."

Thanks to
Carol,
cjamerson1@home.com

  Dr. Godick near 9th & Crosby   Thanks to
John C. Brown,
jnbrown@davis.com
  Dr. Robert Gruszka 10th & Highland Ave.   Dr. Gruzska had his office in the former location of his father's (Joe Gruszka's) Gruszka's Market

-Thanks to Joe O'Donnell,
Newark, DE, formerly of Pine Lane in Buckman Village
JROD4857@aol.com

  Dr. Hardy 3rd St.   "He was the dentist for the school district."

Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM

  Dr. Lester Kaplan W. 7th St., west of Parker St.

later

Edgmont Ave.

  Thanks to Tracy Vaughn

"For many years prior to his location on Edgmont Ave., Dr Kaplan had practiced in a converted home on west 7th street. The office was a block or two west of Parker St. Myself, my siblings, and my mother were patients of Dr. Kaplan, and he was a kind and caring practitioner."

Thanks to
Dr. Ed Lenny

  Drs. Wadie & Alisse (?) Kassab Edgmont Ave. between 9th & 8th St.   "How about the DDS's Kassab, Wadia, and Alisse ?  There is still a
daughter (Elizabeth, DDS) of one of them that might be around.  She and in fact all of them when they retired moved to 116 S Providence Rd., Wallingford, PA. and several other large homes on Providence Rd. side by side.  I believe the family came from Syria. First the two young men came and went to Penn or Temple.  Others followed.  Their offices were on Edgmont Ave., between 9th and 8th. They were above stores they owned and one their sisters, Adele, sold linens. In the summer she went to Ocean City, NJ on the Boardwalk and sold linens.  They were from Maderia (linens) for Kassabs also lived in Portugal and Maderia."

Thanks to
Betty-Jane Bennett Smith
  Dr. Leiser     Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Malice     (See Dr. Saltz, Saltz Dental Clinic)
  Dr. Leopold Mielcarek Broad (9th) St.    
  Dr. Miller 9th & Engle   Thanks to RJesus4me@aol.com
  Dr. Charles Myers 9th St. near Madison    
  Dr. William Navin 9th St. across from Chester High   Practiced for 40+ years
  Dr. Morris Plafker 319 E. 9th St.    

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Photo courtesy of
Mr. Jack Swerman, AIA
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Dr. William Pilkington 15th & Esrey Sts.

later:

24th & Providence Ave.

  "That was later the offices of Dr. William Pilkington (my dentists from childhood till I was in my 30's). He later moved to the corner of 24th & Providence and retired from that office. I remember vising the office you have pictured many times, taking the bus from Roland & Edgmont down to 15th Street. Picture brought back many memories. Please add Dr. Pilkington to the dentist list. He would have retired in the 80's."

Thanks to

Ralph Hall,
walf1947@juno.com

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Photo courtesy of
Mr. Jack Swerman, AIA
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Dr. Possoff 15th & Esrey Sts.    
  Dr. Pressman Edgmont Ave.   "There was another Dentist in Chester when I was growing up. I'm not sure of his address, but I know it was on Edgemont Avenue, as it was known at the time. His name was Dr. Pressman. I'm not sure which side of the train tracks his office was located, but it was located on the second floor."

Thanks to
Thomas W. Bateman
  Dr. Saltz
(retired 1991)

The Saltz Dental Center is still in business

Edgmont Ave. 1930's - 1991 retirement "The Saltz Dental Center has been an established practice for over 65 years. It was originally owned by a Dr. Malice, the practice was on the 2nd floor, there was a shoe store on the first floor (no not Slaters), and the Lincoln Store was next door, which became the York Store and now Value Plus. Dr. Saltz was employed by Dr. Malice. Dr. Saltz was also a band leader during his employment with Dr. Malice (30's & 40's) and played the Catskills, Atlantic City and New York. He has quite a history. He retired in 1991 and we all miss his antics and his wonderful demeaner. By the way, we have now expanded and we are now in the old Slaters Shoe Store as well as the original building. Some things change in Chester but we are still here and the buses may not stop at the bay window, but that bay window is still here and the practice is doing very well in this wonderful city with its great past and hopefully with its great future."

Thanks to Eleanor

  Dr. Paul Winn Near 8th & Welsh

later 

9th St.

  "Dr. Paul Winn, my father's youngest brother, had an office near Eight & Welsh (above the Boyd Theatre??). He later moved into the building with my father on Ninth Street."

Thanks to Albert Winn, son of Dr. Charles Winn


Doctors:  
Picture Name Office Specialty Comments

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Dr. Kenneth G. & Josephine Alderfer

Photo courtesy of Kyle Alderfer-O'Malley, KAOM63@aol.com 

Dr. Kenneth G. Alderfer 24th & Upland

later (early 1980's) Swarthmore, PA

  "Dr. Alderfer was an internist at CCMC, and practiced out of his Chester office for over 30 years. 

He was well respected among all his peers. His office was located at 24th & Upland, but later, in the early 80's moved his practice to Swarthmore, Pa. 

My mother (Josephine Ferrarelli-Alderfer) was an RN in the ER of Chester Hospital.

[Note - see clipping]

My father passed away in 1995, and is missed greatly."

Thanks to
Kyle Alderfer-O'Malley
(Dr. Alderfer's Daughter)

Dr. Harry Marshall Armitage; photo from The Pennsylvania Medical Journal

Dr. Harry Marshall Armitage   Surgeon Born 1886, died 1929

Dr. George Lawrence Armitage; photo from The Pennsylvania Medical Journal

Dr. George Lawrence Armitage   Surgeon Brother of Dr. Harry M. Armitage

Born 1891, died July 25, 1964

Dr. Harry VanGorder Armitage; photo from The Pennsylvania Medical Journal

Dr. Harry VanGorder Armitage   Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

Son of Dr. Harry M. Armitage

Born 1916

  Dr. Percy O. Batipps 10th & Yarnall St. MD Now semi-retired. A highly respected black Dr. in Chester and he made house calls until they became null and void. He was the Dr. for your whole family no matter what the problem was from new born babies to old age problems. He was the best."

Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM

  Dr. William Best   GP and later Pathologist at Chester Hospital Thanks to Mary-Ellen Bradley, momcat33@rcn.com
  Dr. Joseph Brill 17th & Edgmont Ave.   "Dr. Joseph Brill who died just about two years ago practised in Chester for 35 years. His office was at 17th & Edgemont avenue.

My wife worked for him at times substituting for his regular assistant when she was out several times. I have a feature story about him that appeared in the Daily Times on April 22, 1984 when he retired at the age of 76."

Thanks to Sid Rose
elsid58@earthlink.net

Dr. Ellen E. Brown; Photo from The Delaware County Advocate, August 1940

Dr. Ellen E. Brown   1885 - c. 1939  
  Dr. William N. Campbell   Pathologist at Chester Hospital and later at CCMC Thanks to Mary-Ellen Bradley, momcat33@rcn.com
  Dr. Cass   Internal Medicine Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Joseph Chemycz, MD 9th & Upland St. General Practitioner Thanks to Robert Boyda,
rboyda@NetReach.Net
 
  Dr. Marshal Clevenger

 

517 W. 7th St.    
  Dr. Cook

 

    Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

 

Dr. Conner   Dr. Eskey, Conner, Coyle & Thomas, Orthopedic Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Coyle   Dr. Eskey, Conner, Coyle & Thomas, Orthopedic Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. John O. Crist 9th & Crosby St.   "Dr. John Crist had his office at 9th& Crosby Sts.He was my doctor from birth,tonsil and adenoids, appendix,and many childhood diseases plus the
injuries in growing up. Next door to him was the dentist Dr. Godick whose wife taught science at Smedley Jr.High School. I lived at 908 Crosby St.from the early 30's till 1950."

Thanks to

John C. Brown,
jnbrown@davis.com
  Dr. W. Gifford Crothers 407 E. 9th St.

Office closed January 1978.

  "[Dr. Crothers] was head medical and surgeon at Chester Hospital. He removed a bullet from my stomach back in 1947. Everyone else in attendance was sure I was going to croak"

Thanks to Hal (Red) Rivers,
TYRE236@aol.com

  Dr. Kenneth Crothers 9th St. Urologist Thanks to
Mary-Ellen Bradley,
momcat33@rcn.com
  Dr. Paul Crowther Edgmont Ave. below 12th St.

 

   
  Dr. DeAugustine

 

    Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Loretta M. DeLaites 408 E. 13th St. (near Providence Ave.)

relocated there from 926 Madison St. in 1952

Pediatrician  
"Growing up in he 60's, I was the 5th of 9 children. Dr. DeLaites was our physician. Direct and Loving was her MO. A true saint. History is unjust until her story is told."
EI Joseph D'Ignazio
2/16/2009

Lee Zaroski recalls: "Dr. DeLaites was a well known Pediatrician.  She gave her whole life to the children of Chester and her practice.   Many a night in the middle of the night, I rang her door bell and she came downstairs in her robe and slippers to see my sick child.  Not too much of that happening anymore.   She never told a child he or she was too old to keep coming to her for care.  They usually asked their parents to take them to a family GP, because they felt embarrassed to wait in the waiting room with all the babies.  This is what my two boys did."


Bill Crowther adds: "I too have very fond memories of Dr. DeLaites. When I was a young boy of 8 or 9 back in 48-49, I had rheumatic fever, and she was my Doctor. She must have been just starting her internship at Chester Hospital around that time. I remember how very stern, but pleasant she was to all the kids in the children's ward. I can also remember how dedicated she was to her job. Everything had to be done just right, and seemed like she was always on duty day and night.

 

  Dr. Nino Deprophetis

 

  Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

Dr. Nino deProphetis, Sr., MD, died June 3, 2003.

  Dr. Rocco deProphetis

 

  OB/GYN "I have to mention this wonderful, generous well known  man!!!! I  don't  know  how  many babies he  delivered  while in  practice ,but it was THOUSANDS. Almost anyone I  talk to who delivered around  the  years l930's-l970's  had Rocco as their doctor. It's really neat! I'm so glad I met and  spent time with my 2 grandfathers.  I'm  so proud."

Thanks to Karen Chermol Minnis, granddaughter of Dr. Rocco deProphetis and Dr. Joseph Chermol,
KMi877000@aol.com

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

Dr. Joseph DiMedio; Photo courtesy of Joe O'Melia
Dr. Joesph DiMedio
(Click for another photo taken in Dr. DiMedio's office)
Photo courtesy of
Joe O'Melia,
jeomelia@penn.com

Dr. Joseph DiMedio 8th & Kerlin   "Had a hospital near the Apollo movie."

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"I was born in Dr. Di Medio's Mercy Hospital, he delivered me. We became lifelong friends. He had a beautiful home, Bella Vista, on Foulk Rd. near 5 points.He loved helping the blue-collar guy."

Donald Skinner, dogvmd@home.net

"I too was born at Mercy Hospital in 1943. Unfortunately, my mother, who was in her mid-40's at the time died in child birth. My father, Antonio Mirolli, a stone mason, did the stone work, most of it single handedly, of Dr DeMedio's Bella Vista home in Media. They became close friends and I remember Dr. DeMedio always wearing a carnation."

Thanks to
Gene Mirolli,
DEMIDOG@aol.com 

Dr. Mary DiMedio; Photo courtesy of Joe O'Melia
Dr. Mary DiMedio
Photo courtesy of
Joe O'Melia,
jeomelia@penn.com

Dr. Mary DiMedio   Pediatrician Daughter of Dr. Joseph DiMedio

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

  Dr. Harry C. Donahoo
(father)
Elkinton Ave. GP "He was our doctor in the 30's and 40's and was such a close friend of my parents that I was taught to call him "Uncle Doc." He was a general practitioner, not an OB, but delivered so many babies (including me) that he might as well have been. His office and home were on Elkinton Avenue. He, as well as Dr. Klopp, was a physician for Chester School District and he also had other jobs for the city, I think. Both he and his wife were active in politics. They had one son, Harry, Jr."
- Kay Hutchinson,
bkhutch@dmv.com

"Dr. Harry Donahoo's waiting room and office were filled with clocks. When the hour struck, the place went nuts. His wife, Frances, was school board president during the '60's."

Thanks to
Larry Blazynski,
larry.blazynski@atofina.com

"I believe Dr. Harry Donahoo (father) had his office and home on the corner of Edgmont Ave. and Elkington Ave. He delivered both of my children in 1947 and 1949. Dr. Harry Donahoo (son) lived on Elkington Ave. Don't know where his office was."

Thanks to 
Lillie May Pizza

  Dr. Harry Donahoo
(son)
21st or 22nd St. OB Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
and
Betty-Jane Bennett Smith,
Smith9697@aol.com "He delivered both of my girls."
  Dr. Donahue     "He was a great doctor." Browneyes122053@aol.com:
  Dr. Conrad A. Etzel E. 9th St., then 22nd & Providence Ave.

 

OB/GYN Thanks to Janet Moulder, jmoulder@aol.com for the info on Dr. Etzel.

Dr. Lou English; Photo courtesy of Charles & Nancy Gray
Dr. Lou English,
Photo courtesy of
Charles & Nancy Gray

Dr. Lou English

 

24th St.    
  Dr. Epstein
(Office in the annex of Sacred Heart  Hospital)   Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

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Photo courtesy of
Mr. Jack Swerman, AIA
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Dr. Eskey 22nd & Chestnut Sts. Dr. Eskey, Conner, Coyle & Thomas, Orthopedics Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. J Feingold   Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Forbes 9th St. (on Dr.'s row) Orthopaedic Thanks to Mary-Ellen Bradley, momcat33@rcn.com

Dr. Harry Gallager
Dr. Harry Gallager
Photo from an early newspaper story about the Doctor completing 50 years' practice.

Dr. Harry Gallager Corner of Concord Ave. & 7th St. GP Thanks to Betty-Jane Bennett Smith, Smith9697@aol.com.   She adds, "There were 5 kids - Stephen, Elsie, Donald, Robert and Jean.  He was my doctor as a baby (1924).  The doctor was still practicing in 1940.  He was a general practishoner (family doctor)."
  Dr. Herman Gold 9th St. (Doctor's Row"

 

Internist & Cardiologist Late 30's and 1940's

Thanks to
Mary-Ellen Bradley,
momcat33@rcn.com

  Dr. Richard Goldman 1401 Upland St. (1967 - 1995)

1995 - 2001
Crozer-Chester Medical Center

  "[I] Trained at Northwestern University Medical School, Philadelphia General Hospital for internship and residency in Internal Medicine.

Joined Frank Rosenberg, MD in 1967. We had our office at 1410 Upland until 1995, when we moved over to our office at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Was also on the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital. Retired in 2001."

Thanks to
Dr. Richard Goldman, MD
  Dr. Gray 3rd St. below Engle   Alice Ritter, Rettira@aol.com
  Dr. Lovell Harris   MD Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"Our family doctor during the mid-fifties was Dr Harris, who also delivered me. I seem to remember his first name being John, although it may have been Lovell. His office was on W 3rd St, near Pennell St across the street from Madelyn's Market. I remember times when we had appointments and the doctor would receive a call and leave an office full of patients to tend to a hospital / home emergency. Does anyone remember Dr Harris' first name?"

Thanks to
Margaret Sullivan, 
sjacks@lecg.com 

Click here for a Delaware County Daily Times story about Chester's Dr. Lovell Harris (CHS '66 Class President).

  Dr. Duncan Hatton 9th St. near Madison   "Shared the building with my father on Ninth Street"

Thanks to Albert Winn, son of Dr. Charles Winn

  Dr. Merrill Hays 9th St.   Thanks to Albert Winn, son of Dr. Charles Winn
  Dr. Henderson 3rd St. MD Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM
  Dr. Lafenus Hutchins 9th & Tilghman MD "His daughter was married to Horace Walker."

Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM

  Dr. Iozzi     Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Joe Ivins   Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. R. Wallace Journey 2201 Providence Ave. (NE corner)

 

  "Dr. Journey delivered my youngest daughter on 3-14-59.  He was a wonderful and caring doctor to everyone and a great asset to his profession."

Thanks to
Betty Jean Trent,
BJTREE@webtv.net

  Dr. John Kelly     "Practice was associated with Sacred Heart Hospital"

Thanks to
Erin Kelly Mariani, daughter,
knire@aol.com

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Photo from 1952 Chester High yearbook
courtesy of Carole Mullen, CMullen528@aol.com

Dr. John B. Klopp Edgmont Ave.   Carole Mullen, CMullen528@aol.com reminds us that Dr. Klopp's practice was on Edgmont Avenue and that he was the Chester School District Doctor for many years, at least as far back as 1934.  By 1961 he was semi retired.
  Dr. Kutney   Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Joseph Lachman 126 E 15th St.

 

Pediatrician  
  Dr. Landry     Thanks to Dave Hall, N3478T@aol.com 
  Dr. Pete Lebischak / Leibochek     Jim Woods, ppbjno1@earthlink.net, adds, "Dr. Pete's family owned Harry's Market on the corner of 11th and Leiper Street. Pete graduated from Villanova and the Ukranian spelling of the family is Lebischak."

 

  Dr. Levin   Gyn/Ob Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. George Lilley

 

W. 9th St. Cardiologist  
  Dr. R. B. Loughead 2216 W. 3rd St.

Bell phone:
3942

Reg. No.
713

  "Dr. Loughead delivered me at home-which is what they did in those days--at 124 Jeffrey St."

Alice Ritter, Rettira@aol.com

Office hours:
Until 10 am, 1-2:30 & 6-8:30 pm

Thanks to
Joan Zueger Shorter,
mommomjoan@aol.com

  Dr. Daniel J. Marino

 

422 E. 22nd St. Cardiologist & Internal Medicine Dr. Dan J. Marino, age 85,  died March 21, 2001

Thanks to "Joker" Jack Chambers, jokerjak908@yahoo.com

  Dr. Thomas McBride   Internal Medicine Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"Dr. Thomas McBride was an internist and can still be seen walking the halls of CCMC"

Thanks to
Mary-Ellen Bradley,
momcat33@rcn.com

  Dr. J. Hume Miller 1706 W. 2nd St. (residence) MD From his listing in the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson
  Dr. Robert R. Morley 2201 Providence Ave. (NE corner)

 

   
  Dr. Richard J. Morris 2300 block of Edgmont Ave. ? - 1960's - 1990's "When I reached 12 years of age in the 60's and became too old for my pediatrician, Dr. Lachman, I became a patient of Dr. Richard J. Morris whose office was in the 2300 block of Edgmont Ave. Dr. Morris practiced family medicine at that location until the mid 90's when he, like many doctors in the area, became affiliated with the Crozer Keystone Health Network and moved his practice to one of their facilities in Middletown, Pa.
Dr. Morris still maintains a practice at that location."

Thanks to
Ron Burke,
rpburke1@rcn.com

  Dr. Noskow Marcus Hook   Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Nyemetz

 

    "Delivered my husband in 1932."

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

  Dr. Padgett 3rd St. MD Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM
  Dr. Pum Koo Park 330 W. 9th St.   Thanks to Betty-Jane Bennett Smith, Smith9697@aol.com, whose grandparents, Richard & Emma Ann Bennett, lived next door at 332 W. 9th St.

"He was Korean and practiced in Chester a very long time."
Thanks to:
cats&qlts@nanosecond.com

  Dr. Wasyl J. Polischuk 108 E 9th St. Family Practice Thanks to
Thomas McKniff, Sr.
Ron3597@aol.com
  Dr. David M. Postles 222 Central Ave. (residence) MD From his listing in the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson
  Dr. Raven 3rd & Tilghman MD Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM
  Dr. Rech   Gyn/Ob Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Wesley H. Rennie 503 Kerlin   Brother of CHS Principal James Homer Rennie.
Per 1901 Chester City Directory.
Thanks to Stacy Harden Baran,
stacyesq@yahoo.com
  Dr. Robbins Corner of Highland Ave. & Swarts St.

later

Further up Highland Ave.

  "He had his office originally at the corner of Highland Ave. and Swarts St.[he had the bay window at the side] He later moved further up Highland Ave."

Thanks to
Paul Crowther,
pcrowther4@cogeco.ca

  Dr. David Rose Corner of 9th & Upland   "He began his practice in 1926. He was my uncle."

Thanks to Sid Rose
elsid58@earthlink.net

  Dr. Leonard Rosen

 

  Family Practice Thanks to Tracy Vaughn, tracyvaughn@yahoo.com
  Dr. Rosenberg

 

    Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Felder Rouse 10th & Yarnall

also

9th & Central Ave.

MD "He worked in the office with Dr. Batipps. Although he did have an office for a while at 9th & Central Ave. --now retired."

Thanks to TERRYABJT@AOL.COM

  Dr. Charles Rowland 24th & Edgmont Ave.   Joanne Rowland, Joanne.M.Rowland@widener.edu adds, "My husband is James W. Rowland Jr.  His grandfather, Dr. Charles Rowland had a doctors office at the corner of 24th and Edgemont Avenue. Dr. Rowland was also one of the old Crozer founders and Roland Road in Parkside was named after Dr. Rowland but inadvertly misspelled Roland. Forgot the "W".  He also made house calls all over Chester with his boxer by his side in his car.  The house is still there and If i'm not mistaken still is occupied by another physician."

 

  Dr. Albin R. Rozploch 318 Highland Ave.

Phone:
CH-3164

 

  December 1937 office hours were:
9-10 am, 3-4 & 7-9 pm

Thanks to
Joan Zueger Shorter,
mommomjoan@aol.com

"Almost every prescription he wrote was for somthing the pharmacist actually had to make from scratch  i.e. powders, ointments, capsules had to be mixed and filled by hand. I know this because I worked at Triboletti's Pharmacy at 3rd. & Highland."

Thanks to Robert H. Felix,
RHFelix@aol.com

 

  Dr. Rumsey

 

  Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Sadaj 6th St. near Harwick St.? and near Sacred Heart Hospital   "A war hero"

Thanks to
Thomas McKniff, Sr.
Ron3597@aol.com

  Dr. Schott, Goodkin & Felsher
  Cardiologist Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Martin B. Sejda, M.D.

 

2125 W. Third St.   Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"...he was aboard the Andria Doria when it collided with the
Stockholm in the mid 50's"
Bob Kertis, kert@bellatlantic.net

  Dr. Shinn     Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. George B. Sickle   Pathologist at Chester Hospital Thanks to Mary-Ellen Bradley, momcat33@rcn.com
  Dr. Skwirut 9th & Wilson St. (Across from Sacred Heart Hospital)

 

  Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"Dr. Skwirut office and residence was at 9th and Wilson, a short
walk from Honey Suckly Farms Ice Cream at 9th and Hayes"

Bob Kertis, kert@bellatlantic.net

  Dr. Robert Stanley 24th & Edgmont (NE corner)

 

OB-GYN "When Dr. Stanley was alive he was very much involved with the Pulaski Parade."
Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Frank J. Straus, MD 420 W. 2nd St.   ? - 1907 - ?

(Thanks to David B. Crawford, MD, kvcrawford@earthlink.net)

 

  Dr. John P. Szczepaniak 914 Highland Ave. c. 1959 - c. 1972 "He practiced in front of our home at 914 Highland Ave from approximately 1959 to about 1972. He had patients primarily from the Polish community. He was also on staff at Sacred Heart Hospital, and possibly the old Chester Hospital. He had a part time practice, while he was also a staff Physician at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and Haverford State Hospital."

Thanks to
Joe Szczepaniak, Son
  Dr. Thomas   Dr. Eskey, Conner, Coyle & Thomas, Orthopedic Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Eleanor Triboletti 9th & Parker

later

22nd & Upland Ave.

  "She is still living in Colora, MD w/ husband Raymond Borland (former pharmacist of Upland).  I
worked in her office 1950-51 as receptionist.  She treated many families, male & female & children for many years.  Office @ 9th & Parker, moved to 22nd & Upland Ave in later years of practice."

Mary Jane Benoit Birkofer.
birkofer@aol.com
Brookhaven, PA

  Dr. Frances M. Triboletti

 

610 W. 7th St.

later

24th St.

  "My mother, Dr. Frances M. Triboletti, was the first woman intern at Chester Hospital. She first set up her  general practice at 610 W. 7th street and then moved to 24th street many years later. She was married to Albert E. Smith, an attorney who also practiced in Chester."

Thanks to Dr. Triboletti's son,
Albert E. Smith, VMD


"Dr. Frances Triboletti passed away in 1987."

Thanks also to Eleanor Triboletti, etriboletti@earthlink.net,
niece, for this information

  Dr. Turner

 

    Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. Uzych (spelling?) 2915 W. 9th St. (behind Pulaski) Ear, nose and throat specialist Terry McHugh, tomch58@yahoo.com, adds, "He took out most of the tonsils in the west end during the 50's and 60's.   I know he got mine. "

"Married to Ms. Soroka who was a History teacher at
Eddystone High"

Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com


"You got the name of the Dr. spelled correctly. He had his office at  2915 W. Ninth, Chester, Pa. Telephone 494-9589.

I lived in this house in the early 1950's. I thought it was unusual a Dr would have his office in the middle of the block in a residential row.. Did he live there also?

Across the Street was a Montco Cash & Carry, 2918 W.9th St.,
Telephone:494-5323.  In the 1950's it was a Food Fair Store,
which gave out trading stamps (Green, I think) because the Penn Fruit at the shopping center on 9th & Booth started out with their own trading stamps.(Top Value)

Back then, Gino's (one of the original fast food places) was
at sw corner of 9th & Booth St.. Phone: 494-7804 Hey, you
could get a hamburger for 15 cents and if you really wanted to
spurge, a cheesburger for 18 cents."

"Joker" Jack Chambers, jokerjak908@yahoo.com

  Dr. Joseph M. Valloti

 

8th & Fulton    
  Dr. Vogt   OB-GYN Thanks to Tracy Vaughn, tracyvaughn@yahoo.com
  Dr. Joseph D. Walker 113 Lloyd St. MD From his listing in the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson
  Dr. Wasley Linwood, PA

 

  Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com
  Dr. H. Craig Whitaker 2201 Providence Ave. (NE corner)

 

OB-GYN  
  Dr. William Wood E. 5th St. (next to the Armory Bowling Alleys)

 

   
  Lydia D. Woodfaulk 127 Townsend St. Botanical doctor From her listing in the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson
  Dr. Newton Wyman E 13th St. Family practice & an accomplished Surgeon Thanks to AJSweetyPy@aol.com

"Dr. Newton Wyman, family practice, located on East 13th Street which his office is now a fraternity house for Widener College"

Thanks to
Carol,
cjamerson1@home.com


"Dr. Newton Wyman did have a general practice, but he was also an accomplished surgeon who was on the staff of Chester Hospital. His son, Newton Jr, lives in Ocean City, N.J.."

Thanks to Dr. Frances M. Triboletti's son,
Albert E. Smith, VMD

  Dr. Charles Winn

 

9th St. near Madison Ear, nose and throat specialist Thanks to Albert Winn, son of Dr. Charles Winn
  Dr. Galen Young 2300 Providence Rd.    


Ophthalmologists
Picture Name Office Specialty Comments
  Dr. Edward Schwartz 9th St. near Edgmont Ave.   Thanks to Albert Winn, son of Dr. Charles Winn and nephew of Dr. Schwartz

See also Optometrists

 

 

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