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Myron Schneeberg, 74, Longtime Urologist

June 7, 2007
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Myron Schneeberg, 74, a physician who practiced urology in the Philadelphia area for more than 30 years, died May 21. He was a longtime resident of Cheltenham.

Schneeberg, who practiced in association with his older brother, Arthur Schneeberg, most recently embarked on a successful career as a medical director at Independence Blue Cross. He credited his parents' devotion to community service and his own interest in science with his choice of medicine as a career.

Born in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Schneeberg attended Central High School, Trinity College and Jefferson Medical College. He completed his internship at Einstein Medical Center, a surgical residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and his urological residency at Veterans' Hospital in Philadelphia.

From 1960 to 1967, Schneeberg served in the U. S. Army Reserve with the rank of captain. He was board certified by the American Board of Urology and the American College of Surgeons.

He was affiliated with Einstein Hospital and Elkins Park Hospital (formerly Rolling Hill Hospital), where he served as chief of urology, president of the medical staff and medical director. He was also chief of the Urology Division at Frankford Hospital.

Schneeberg's professional affiliations include memberships in the Philadelphia Urological Society, the American Urologic Association, and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania medical societies.

He had a wide variety of interests: sports, history, music, theater and travel. He used his skill as a surgeon to create beautiful needlepoint work and to fashion model cars.

In addition to his brother, Schneeberg is survived by his wife of almost 49 years, the former Helen Schreiber; daughters Judy Chamy and Harriet Ellis; and five grandchildren.

Contributions in his memory can be made to: the Union for Reform Judaism Donations, Keneseth Israel Radio Fund, 633 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017; or Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.


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