Manuel I. Weisman
February 26, 1926 – November 7, 2018
Dr. Manuel Isadore Weisman of Augusta, Georgia died peacefully in his home on November 7, 2018.
He was born to the late Rose and Joel Weisman in Chicago, Illinois on February 26, 1926.
Dr. Weisman was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his wife of over 66 years, Shirley Aronoff Weisman, his son, Gary Weisman, and sister, Ruth W. Berg. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Carol W. Beck of Beachwood, Ohio, and by his grandchildren, Brian J. Beck (Amanda) of Morton Grove, Illinois, and Jessica R. Daley (John Robert "JR") of Parker, Colorado.
Following graduation from Lakeview High School in Chicago, he served in the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. While at Lakeview High School, he received the Bausch and Lomb award for outstanding science scholarship.
He married Shirley Aronoff of Rome, Georgia on June 19, 1950. They had met while attending Northwestern University dental School in Chicago. They worked together in his dental office for over 60 years.
Dr. Weisman graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in 1951, and moved to Augusta where he practiced general dentistry until 1965, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and was the first dentist in Augusta to specialize in Endodontics.
Following solo private practice for 60 years, Dr. Weisman practiced Endodontics at the Veterans Hospitals in Augusta, where he served as Chief of Endodontics. He retired from the VA at age 87.
Dr. Weisman was fellow of the American College of Dentists, a fellow of the International College of dentists, and a fellow of the American College of Stomatologic Surgeons. He was a member of Alpha Omega dental fraternity. He has served as president of the Georgia Section of the American College of Dentists, president of the Eastern District Dental Society, president of the Aiken county Dental Society, president of the CSRA Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. He founded the Augusta Endodontic Study Club, where he was past chairman. Dr. Weisman was a life member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the American Association of Endodontics (where he served on the research committee.)
He was Clinical Professor of Endodontics at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. He published over 120 articles and papers, including a chapter on Neutron Radiography in the textbook Biology of the Human Dental Pulp (1971), Dr. Weisman lectured before general and specialty dental groups throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia on clinical aspects of Endodontic care.
Dr. Weisman was an avid tennis player and enjoyed fishing in his spare time. He was a member of the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue in Augusta, where he served on the Board of Directors.
The family wishes to thank Jenny Freeman for her devoted care of Dr. Weisman during the last years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Dr. Weisman be sent to the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Ga., with Rabbi David Sirull officiating.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Nov. 8, 2018